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“Ok but over priced”

Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Bonville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Butterfly House is an enclosed subtropical environment where visitors have the opportunity all year round, to get close to nature, be surrounded by myriads of live Australian butterflies and learn about their life-cycle. Our knowledgeable guides are always available to share the experience. Visitors can explore our maze and enjoy a snack in our cafe.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We read a lot of reviews and advertising stating how great the Butterfly House was.

When we got there we were a bit surprised to see the entry fee of $18/adult. But we didn’t worry too much as we thought it was going to be awesome activity for our 2 yr old son, but I cant say it was awesome. He enjoyed it, seeing all the butterfly but from an adult point of view it was a bit of a disappointment.

I have been to other butterfly houses where had loads of butterfly like everywhere but here there wasn’t or it just seem like there wasn’t. They stated that they have over 400 butterfly’s but we just didn’t think there was that many.

We didn’t do the maze so can’t comment on that.

The gift shop was good and was ok value for money..

I would say it’s an alright of a place to stop off on your way pass to break up a road trip.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 913seamusm
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"beautiful butterflies"
in 42 reviews
"scones"
in 32 reviews
"life cycle"
in 16 reviews
"gift shop"
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"stick insects"
in 24 reviews
"different varieties"
in 5 reviews
"informative staff"
in 5 reviews
"unique experience"
in 8 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 8 reviews
"take your time"
in 7 reviews
"morning tea"
in 9 reviews
"staff member"
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"entry price"
in 6 reviews
"outdoor maze"
in 11 reviews
"staff were lovely"
in 5 reviews
"worth every cent"
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"quick stop"
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Extremely informative staff, this was not only beautiful to see, educational as well. Recommend going here, morning times better as the butterflies are out and about. Take your time and ask any questions.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Tina-louise B
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We didn’t expect such a hefty entry fee upon arrival but after driving for half an hour we felt obligated to give it a chance. We were in and out within 5 minutes and that was pushing it. We would rather go play putt putt or a see a movie and we’d still have money left over and be a lot more entertained for a lot longer.We also tried the maze but got over it within 2 minutes. After leaving we felt disappointed and like we had been ripped off. It was almost 40 dollars this young family could have put to better use. We do appreciate the staff as they were informative about the subject at hand.

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Bridie A
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We spent a nice morning here, the staff were very friendly and the guide was lovely and very helpful.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Brett C
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Visited the butterfly house expecting to see hundreds of butterflies, but was disappointed when we only seen about 10. Not worth $18 admission to see a few butterflies.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Tabithar1
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