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New Attractions at the Coffs Harbour Butterfly House

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by Mikaela Robertson (subscribe)
I'm a young mum living on the Mid North Coast of NSW. I'm the author of Rise and Shine: 101 Days of Inspiration for New Mothers. Visit my blog at
Published June 9th 2019
Fairies, dinosaurs and more - lots of fun for all the kids
This year, we have seen some huge changes at the Coffs Harbour Butterfly House - and I mean literally huge.

Kids from the region have been flocking like mad to see Coffs Harbour's newest residents - dinosaurs!

Dinosaurs at the Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Gerald the Dinosaur Saying Hi to the Locals

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.)

Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Fun for the Kids

The Butterfly House is open Tuesday to Sundays during school terms, from 9am to 4pm, and daily during school holidays.

It's a great way to spend the morning out with kids. As locals, we can't wait to see what's coming next!

For more information and to check the latest news: Coffs Harbour Butterfly House Facebook Page
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Why? Life size dinosaurs!
Phone: 02 6653 4766
Where: 5 Strouds Road Bonville NSW, Australia
Cost: $18 adult, $9.50 child. Deals and packages available (especially for locals).
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That looks great. I'll have to check it out!
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