Alice in Wonderland
Did you ever found yourself wandering around in a place full of magic? The moment when you hold in to asked yourself if magic exist? A place where time stands still and you are surrounded with magical creatures from another world.
Your inner child will start observing this hidden treasure with sparkling eyes – fascinated. If you like to have the same experience like we had, to feel like a wandering Alice in Wonderland than – the Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda is a MUST SEE!
We found this attraction purely by chance in a small village called Kuranda in Australia (Queensland). This moment is one of my favourite memories during my travel and I would like to share this with you!.
Only 30 minuets drive away from Cairns we stopped in a little village called “Kuranda”. We were on the road for quite a long time so we wanted to have a break from driving. We were wandering around as we saw a big sign that said “Butterfly Sanctuary”. We were definitely not ready yet to hit the road.
Behzad and I were not really excited about the opportunity to spend some time in this sanctuary. We already pictured our selves joining a group of elderly people, listening to a guy that is more bored talking about the butterflies than we are with listening to him.
We might get to see some butterflies but only behind a barrier of a glass wall – the rest of the butterflies must be probably hanging dead on some sort as an exhibition. Nevertheless we gave it a try to spend some time together
But let me tell you, all those prejudice are totally wrong!
A whole new world!
From the time we went into the free flight area we couldn’t believe our own eyes! There were just butterflies everywhere !
In every shape and colour you can imagine. There were so colourful and stunning that I thought there would only live in my dreams like this. The Butterfly Sanctuary is a home for around 2.000 butterflies… A lot isn’t it?
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Before we went in, Behzad attached a tiny blossom on my hat. OMG – how cute from him right? I loved the tiny flower on my hat. But who would have known that this turned out to be the best thing ever?!
The Butterflies were coming immediately to me and tried to get a taste of the tiny flower.
If you goal is to get a great picture with the superstar – the Ulysses Butterfly – just take a blossom from outside with you and attach it somehow to you. Now yo can start with your very own and unforgettable butterfly dating session!
I think for this attraction our pictures and video will tell you more than words could tell.
The legend of the Butterfly!
There are a lot of stories and legends about this beautiful and elegant creatures around. The local people of Australia (The Indigenous People) spread those stories to ever generation in their tribe. Also stories about the butterfly. I chose one that I really liked and I would love to share it with you!.
The Butterfly Twins
In the Dreamtime a woman gave birth to twin girls who were quite ugly but she loved them for their inner beauty.
Unfortunately the rest of the tribe were repulsed by their ugliness and the girls had no friends.
Their mother taught the twins how to make delicious drinks from the nectar of flowers and this was the only reason the tribe let them stay after their mother died.
However being friendless and now with no mother, the twins became miserable und lonely. It was then that the Great All-Father took pity on them and turned them into beautiful butterflies.
The tribe witnessed this transformation and now tried to befriend them,
but the girls flew away.
Even today, if you see a butterfly, you will have very few seconds to appreciate its beauty before it flies away.
The Butterfly Sanctuary is open the whole year, 7 days a week from 9.45am till 4.00pm.
Entry: Adult ($19.50), Child ($9.75), Family – 2 adults with 2 children ($48.75)
Address: 8 Rob Veivers Dr, Kuranda QLD 4881
Phone: (07) 4093 7575