Daintree Entomological museum

Daintree Entomological museum, Diwan: Hours, Address, Daintree Entomological museum Reviews: 4/5

Daintree Entomological museum

Daintree Entomological museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The largest private collection of bugs and butterflies in Australia. Only 17km north of the Daintree Ferry,in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest the museum is open daily from 10am-5pm. $10 per adult $5 per child $25 per family (2xad 2x ch)
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Dolomites_11
Seattle, WA8 contributions
Family
What a gem in the middle of nowhere! We drove up and even though it was closed, the hosts graciously welcomed us and even gave a bit of a tour of all the special Australian bugs, as well as the collection of bugs from around the world. What a great experience!
Written 12 September 2019
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Laurie
14 contributions
Couples
OK I admit to being a bit of a bug nerd. I love the variety and cleverness of members of the insect and arachnid world. Who would have thought that one of the worlds foremost beetle collectors would house his collection on Turpentine Road in Diwan? Almost the middle of nowhere. I guess he is well know among beetle collectors. Be warned: he does not have any spiders on display. So if you are looking to identify one that you saw in your hotel closet, you will not get an answer here. But if you want to see an amazing variety of beetles and moths, don't miss this stop.
Written 4 July 2019
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Hi Laurie, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback :) We love that you are a loud and proud bug nerd just like we are! What we love more though is how much you enjoyed yourself - it is a little hidden treasure in amongst the trees and we are so pleased you found us! We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and don't stop bugging out!!! Thanks again, Jungle Bugs and Butterflies
Written 14 July 2019
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Marksies
Katherine, Australia295 contributions
Family
Wow, this is a private collection of bugs, moths, butterflies fro Queensland and overseas. Amazing colours and some spectacular beetles. Ever heard of a peppermint stickinsect...they had lots in the garden.
Written 8 June 2019
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Hi Marksies, Firstly - thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review, and the 5 stars are truly appreciated! Our property and collection is a true labour of love - from the building to the peppermint stick insects, everything has a special story and we are so pleased you enjoyed all the details! We hope to see you on your next trip to the jungle :) Thanks again, Jungle Bugs and Butterflies
Written 14 July 2019
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bjoh6124
Townsville, Australia15 contributions
Couples
This collection of insects from all over the world is well worth the time and small entry fee. There is also a butterfly enclosure which showed all stages of the insects life cycle. Don't miss the beautiful picnic area and freshwater swimming hole/tropical stream on the property.
Written 4 June 2019
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Hi there! Thanks so much for providing feedback from your recent visit to the museum :) For only a $10 entry fee we are one of the most affordable and value packed experiences in the Daintree. It sounds like you visited us at the right time with caterpillars and butterflies and everything in between! The tranquil setting of the swimming hole is like no where else- the best spot to enjoy a pre packed lunch! Thanks again and see you next time! Jungle Bugs and Butterflies
Written 14 July 2019
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kerry r
australia22 contributions
Friends
What a great selection of insects, bugs & butterflies. A lifetimes work of collecting insects by the owner & well displayed in glass top cases. Well signed from the main road of the Daintree. Friendly & helpful staff a must see only cost $5 per adult. When you have finished walk down to the creek & have a look it is lovely.
Written 25 April 2019
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Hi Kerry, Thank you so much for this incredible review! The museum is an ongoing project and one that we hope will never end - constantly collecting and discovering! We are so proud to showcase such a world class collection right here in the Daintree Rainforest :) We are pleased you found us easily and took advantage of our then discounted rate ! We are a small family owned and operated business so your feedback is truly appreciated :) See you again soon, Jungle Bugs and Butterflies
Written 14 July 2019
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Darkwaterwillow
Farnborough, UK41 contributions
Family
This place is a real hidden gem. We arrived mid morning to be greeting by the lovely Patsy who showed us around the numerous trays of bugs. Patsy was very knowledgeable and lovely to chat to as well. The museum has been hit hard in the recent wet season so please don’t go expecting a pristine museum - but that was most of the charm of this place. The barn houses the private entomology collection of Stephen Lamond and is fascinating to see. Patsy showed us some caterpillars and stick insects on the bushes outside as well. Lovely to be taught how to spot such things. Then we headed down to the private creek within the grounds. Patsy gave us some food for the fish. The creek is great too. We went for a swim in it and walked up to the waterfall here too. All this for just $10 each and $5 for children. We spent about 2.5hours here in total.
Written 18 April 2019
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Hi there, Wow- what an incredible review to read! Patsy is the most wonderful and kind member of staff you could want - it comes as no surprise to us that you had such a fantastic experience when she is there to greet and teach you :) Steves collection is nothing short of amazing and we are so glad that you found it so fascinating! As we operate so remotely and entirely off the grid - the wet season poses its small challenges so we appreciate you baring with us :) Thank you so much for taking your time and exploring our beautiful property here in the Daintree and we absolutely hope to see you next time! Jungle Bugs and Butterflies
Written 14 July 2019
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Sheldon
Tlokweng1 contribution
Friends
Hidden behind a tall cobweb gate in Diwan, at 9 Turpentine, is a rare and wonderful insect museum, the creation over decades of entomologist Steven Lamond who has a number of insects with Latin names named after him. When you go here you should allow time to visit the museum proper, and come equipped for a swim in Wundu Creek (Little Cooper) which is also on his property, at a place where he has made a picnic ground under the shade of roofing. Time has taken a toll on some of his developments but don't let this bother you for what nature offers is impressive and instructive.
Written 21 March 2019
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Hi there! Thank you for this amazing feedback on your recent experience with us at the museum! Steve's collection is something out of this world - it is an ongoing process and one in which we love see grow and enjoyed by the public. We definitely encourage our guests to explore the creek space, lined with picnic tables- the perfect place to reflect on all the incredible new things learnt! Thank you again for taking the time to leave this wonderful 5 star review:) See you next time, Jungle Bugs and Butterflies
Written 14 July 2019
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JazTompkins
Totnes, UK33 contributions
Couples
Confusing experience. The sign was out, but the spiderweb gate was closed. We supposed the incredible gate might be ornamental and took the road around it to check (we had been really looking forward to visiting!) We caught site of a group having a barbecue, so I ran down to enquire. The man operating the barbecue accused me of trespassing on private property and was incredibly unfriendly. It turns out - if the gate is closed the museum is shut. What a bizarre and uncomfortable experience. Such a shame.
Written 1 January 2019
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Hi Jaz, We would like to offer our deepest apologies that this was your experience - however not a true reflection of our staff or our incredible collection.. allow us to explain. We believe you have encountered a company that we had a contract with at the time that allowed them access to the property when we were closed (like the day you wanted to visit). Please be reassured that this was NOT a staff member of the museum and we have since abolished any ties with this company. However - when you next return to the Rainforest we would LOVE to offer you entry free of charge to explore our amazing gallery and property. Please contact us via phone directly when you make it back up our way next time :) Our sincere apologies and we hope this does not deter your next visit! Jungle Bugs and Butterflies
Written 14 July 2019
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Nat L
5 contributions
Friends
I've now seen bugs I didn't even know existed! Amazing, very extensive collection, I was fascinated the whole time I was there and it was super cheap.

Pattsie they lady who took us around was super lovely and so welcoming, she even recommended some sight seeing around the place that we followed up on that was well worth it.
Written 13 October 2018
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Hi Nat, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a lovely review- especially about our beautiful Patsy! It's so fantastic to read how much you enjoyed your time with us and that you were able to experience some of the hidden gems that the Daintree has to offer :) Thanks again and see you next time! Jungle Bugs and Butterflies
Written 14 July 2019
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Lauren
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions
Couples
Simple place but the collection was awesome! We loved seeing all the varieties of bugs and butterflies. Worth it!
Written 17 September 2018
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Hi Loza, We are glad you enjoyed our relaxed and raw approach - just like nature intended :) Hope to see you again next time! Jungle Bugs and Butterflies
Written 14 July 2019
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