No insect in this world is more loved by humans, especially kids, than butterflies. We are so enamoured of these colourful and delicate creatures that some people go out of their way to create sanctuaries to protect and breed them. One such destination, Bribie Island Butterfly House.
A trip to Bribie Island Butterfly House will enchant anyone who delights in the gentle flutter of butterflies in the garden. Here you’ll step into a secret oasis where butterflies fill the air like colourful confetti. This is a captivating experience that is not to be missed!
Our Experience at Bribie Island Butterfly House
A team of dedicated volunteers who carefully nurture the eggs, chrysalises, and caterpillars run Bribie Island Butterfly House. Upon entering the venue, you’ll walk past the breeding lab and observe an engaging selection of hungry caterpillars devouring leaves. The stripy Monarch butterfly caterpillars were our favourite!
As you enter the butterfly enclosure, you are immersed in a world of pure enchantment, where the delicate fluttering of butterfly wings fills the garden. Marvel at the awe-inspiring sight of hundreds of butterflies soaring freely in an outdoor sanctuary that provides a safe haven for them. The garden is immaculately maintained, and beautiful flowering plants fill the space.
Here visitors can witness the striking beauty of an incredible collection of butterflies up close, very close! Some of these butterflies, like Australia’s largest butterfly, the Cairns Birdwing, cannot be seen in the wild in Brisbane, let alone at such close proximity.
Walking through the space at your leisure, you will also pass a small corner of the sanctuary named Stick Insect Island. Look closely and you’ll discover an incredible collection of fascinating stick insects in this dedicated space.
Come prepared to behold the magic of these wondrous creatures up close and be captivated by their appearance. This peaceful location is a wonderful place for grandparents who enjoy gardening or the outdoors to share their love of nature with their grandchildren.
OUR TOP TIP
Butterflies are attracted to colour, so wear your brightest shirt and have your camera ready, as you may find a bouquet of butterflies landing on you at any moment.
Planning your Visit to Bribie Island Butterfly House
Bribie Island Butterfly House is open Wednesdays and Sundays from 10am -4pm.
To immerse yourself in the wonder of this experience, allow at least one hour for your visit.
No food is sold at this venue, so pack a lunch to enjoy in the undercover seating area or take a short drive to Woorim Beach, which has several family-friendly dining options, a playground, and a family-friendly surf beach.
Bribie Island Butterfly House Accessibility
This is a very accessible attraction. All walkways within the venue are flat and well-maintained. Accessible toilets are available, and companion cards are accepted. Friendly volunteers are also available to assist where possible.
Bribie Island Butterfly House features
- Accessible toilets
- Enclosed area
- Baby change table
- Undercover tables and chairs
- Bottles of water available for purchase
- Coin-operated automatic coffee machine
- Butterfly-attracting plants can be purchased
- Butterflies are insects
- A butterfly’s life cycle is made up of four parts: egg (ova), caterpillar (larva), chrysalis (pupa), and butterfly (adult)
- Butterflies attach their eggs to leaves with special glue
- They mostly fly during the day
- A butterfly’s wings are made up of tiny scales
Getting to Bribie Island Butterfly House
Bribie Island Butterfly House is located at 208 First Avenue, Bongaree, on Bribie Island.
Bribie Island is located 70km (approx. one hour drive) from Brisbane CBD. Take the Caboolture exit and follow the signs to Bribie Island. Once you’re on the island, turn right on Goodwin Drive which leads to First Avenue. Look out for the Butterfly House signs. https://www.bribieislandbutterflyhouse.org/