New owners, Dr Verne Dove and Troy Saville, seem to be on a mission to make the Butterfly House a fun and totally one-of-a-kind attraction.
There are now heaps on offer, including:
Butterflies (up close and personal) Spiders and insects (not so close, thankfully) Three dinosaurs (two babies and one adult) A macaw A fairy garden
A life-size maze to explore A gift shop filled with lovely things A café with delicious homemade foods and good coffee
A lovely grassy outdoor area to enjoy the sunshine
If you're keen to catch the dinosaurs in action, the babies come in and out with their keeper throughout the day, and the big dinosaur practises his training at 12pm daily*. It's a chance to meet and greet a dinosaur up close. The dinosaur shows are still new and changing, so call ahead and double check their latest program to avoid disappointment.
The best time of year to visit is a sunny day in Autumn or Winter (so it's not too hot in the sun, and because the dinosaurs can't be out in the rain.)