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Daintree Entomological museum

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Address: Turpentine road, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
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+07 40 989 045

jungle bugs and butterflies

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Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas
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Amazing collection

This collection is extensive. There were also live insects such as a katydid, peppermint stick insects, a bird eating spider and many Macleays spectre stick insects.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
Emma K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This collection is extensive. There were also live insects such as a katydid, peppermint stick insects, a bird eating spider and many Macleays spectre stick insects.

1 Thank Emma K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Very interesting place to go and definitely worth a visit if your hearing up that area. Would be better if they could get some more spiders and frogs to look view.

Thank Yousif S
Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Australia is a major entomological hotspot, and Stephen Lamonde is a great expert in local and regional insect life. This is a must-see if you're interested in insects. Be forewarned, its a collection, and that means that the insects are largely dead . . . those looking for living critters may be a bit disappointed, but they'd be overlooking what... More 

1 Thank Alexander P
Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We were at the Daintree Entomological Museum just over a week ago on the recommendation of a friend who lives in the area. It’s a wonderful personal collection of bugs and butterflies from the area, some I never want to see live and in person but others I would be okay with. We were there for about an hour, I... More 

2 Thank JGDynamo
Tahoma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We almost didn't stop here, but had an our spare while waiting for another tour. So glad we did, and wish we had spent a bit more time. The collection is the result of one mans life time work collecting various insects. Huge moths, butterflies and all sorts of creepy crawly bugs. Ver interesting.

2 Thank angiebeckers111
Clifton Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

An amazing display of insects, beetles and beautiful butterflies from Australia and around the world! Possibly the largest display in Australia. Well worth the entry fee of $10. The first to discover many species on display and many yet to be named species. I would recommend a visit, even if you aren't interested in museums and artifacts.

2 Thank NthBeaches
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

There is obviously a lot of time, effort and interest put into this man's collection. It's lovely.It's interesting. Is it worth a $10 entry fee each? Probably not. It's a 15 min exploration even to those most interested. More information on life cycles, species, maps on locations, information on how they are named and how they are related would be... More 

1 Thank Sheridan W
Hoppers Crossing, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I found it very interesting the amount of different bugs that were on display that has been collected over a great period of time a fine collection however I did not think that the $10 admission was worth it. Others may not agree

Thank Scott M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

This is a large personal collection of bugs and butterflies, however, it focuses on a relatively select number of species. The displays and not completely labelled, and there is a very limited amount of information about the insects available. The specimens themselves are rather old. Quite a few are in rough shape. The space is quite cramped. I would not... More 

2 Thank Karen E
Wyndham, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Arrived here and greeted by the woman who was exceptionally friendly. But it is a room full of dead bugs to those who dont know about bugs. The $20 each entry fee was exorbitantly expensive.

1 Thank TarynJana

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