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MatildaRuby wrote a review Jan. 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
This week was our third trip to Cape Trib in 2 years. Each time we have attempted to visit here and we have been greeted with shut gates. There are signs on the road stating that the museum is open every day with a limited time frame but it clearly isn't correct. The property looks run down and gives the impression that it has been abandon. This visit we attempted to go around the red spider gates, using the dirt road to the left, thinking the gates might just be decorative and we had been making a mistake on our other attempts to visit. We arrived up the drive and there were cars parked on the property and we tried knocking on the door of the building / house only to be ignored. To the business, I would suggest updating your signage and having a large closed sign on your gate if you can not operate your business during your already very limited times. 3 failed attempts to visit you over 2 years is beyond a joke, You can not even telephone or email to speak to someone due to the lack of mobile coverage in the area. Your communication needs vast improvement. Overall we are extremely disappointed, will not be bothering to try again and would recommend others don't waste their time either. its such a shame, we love bugs and were really keen to visit.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Dolomites_11 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Seattle, Washington8 contributions1 helpful vote
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!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Laurie wrote a review Jul. 2019
14 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Brookecapetrib, Manager at Daintree Entomological museum
Responded 13 Jul. 2019
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
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Marksies wrote a review Jun. 2019
Katherine, Australia295 contributions52 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Brookecapetrib, Manager at Daintree Entomological museum
Responded 13 Jul. 2019
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
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bjoh6124 wrote a review Jun. 2019
Townsville, Australia15 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Brookecapetrib, Manager at Daintree Entomological museum
Responded 13 Jul. 2019
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
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