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by Kerenza Korostovetz (subscribe)
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Published June 2nd 2020
Surround yourself with the wonders of nature
Located within the Carrara Markets, Gold Coast Butterflies offers an all-weather butterfly enclosure, educational station and gift shop.

With current COVID-19 restrictions, visitors are limited to twenty people at any time. The enclosure features a trail that winds through displays of tropical plants and flowers. Spot butterflies feeding, resting on plants or fluttering past - if you are lucky, one may even land on you!

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Gold Coast Butterflies

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Richmond Birdwing Butterfly

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Butterfly Feeding Station

Bench seating is provided, allowing for contemplation and appreciation of the tranquil setting. These rest stops are also ideal for capturing "Insta-worthy" images.

An educational display features a running film, posters, artwork and a collection of chrysalises. These can be closely examined with the assistance of various-sized magnifying glasses. During our visit, my children also enjoyed carrying these tools around the garden, inspecting leaves for caterpillars and their eggs.

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Magnifying Glasses Were A Big Hit

Owner Jo is equipped with a wealth of information. She eagerly showed us through the venue, identifying and discussing the various species of resident butterflies.

Entry to Gold Coast Butterflies is $9 per adult, $8 per concession and $7 per child. A family pass can be purchased for $25, admitting up to 3 children). This venue operates as a Social Enterprise, with proceeds donated to establishing a Butterfly Conservation Centre.
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Why? To learn about and interact with butterflies
When: 10am-2pm Thursdays, 9am-3pm weekends
Phone: 0424 647 102
Where: Gold Coast Butterflies, Market Street, Carrara
Cost: Children $7, concession $8, adults $9 and family pass $25 (2 adults & up to 3 children)
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Love the photo of the birdwing.
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