Butterflies like bright colours such as red. So wear a colourful shirt and hat and you just might have a close encounter with a butterfly. And make sure you have your camera ready.
You can participate in an informative and interesting tour with one of our friendly Flight Attendants. You can then wander through the Butterfly House at your leisure.
Raise butterflies as a hobby
Volunteer with us and learn about how to hand-raise and care for these amazing creatures. Experience the joy of seeing the butterflies emerge, then make a wish and let them go free.
Timing your visit
Visitors love the Butterfly House and sometimes it may be a little crowded, especially in the mornings. If you prefer a quieter time, please consider arriving early afternoon. Allow approx 1 hour for your visit.
Plant foster carers
You can help at home by growing and preparing healthy food plants for the hungry caterpillars in our Breeding Laboratory. If you love caring for potted plants, then we’d love to hear from you.
At Bribie Island Butterfly House you can expect to see 50,000 to 100,000 take-offs and landings on a sunny day (when we are stocked with 500 – 1,000 butterflies).
Frequently asked questions
Do we need to make a booking or buy tickets in advance?
No, you can buy tickets at our ticket office.
Group bookings can also pay by EFTPOS at the ticket office.
Is the Butterfly house accessible for prams, walkers, mobility scooters, people in wheelchairs?
Yes we are.
Do you accept the Companion Cards?
Yes, we do.
Can we book a visit for a coach / group tour / school excursion / kindy group?
Yes, group bookings are available on the first Thursday of each month. Download our tour group letter.
Can I bring my dog into the Butterfly House?
We know you love your pet pooches, but please note only guide, hearing and assistance dogs are permitted at the Butterfly House. Please show your identity card at the ticket office. Your dog must also wear an identifying harness or coat that shows they’re a guide, hearing or assistance dog.
Do you sell gift vouchers?
Yes, you can buy them from our ticket office or by email.
Do you offer annual passes?
We do not currently offer annual passes.
Can I buy souvenirs?
Yes, you can buy these from the ticket office. Souvenirs for sale are showcased near the entrance.
What facilities are available at the Butterfly House?
We have an undercover seating area and a gold coin operated coffee machine, however no other food or drink facilities. There are many wonderful coffee shops, clubs and restaurants to enjoy a bite to eat before or after your visit. Find out where to eat on Bribie Island.
There are 2 toilets and 1 accessible toilet available.
Do you sell butterflies for release, butterfly eggs, cocoons, enclosures or stick insects?
We sell plants with butterfly eggs to schools only. There are several online sites that sell butterflies and other insects. As we're not affiliated with any, we are not able to make any recommendations.
What else can I do on Bribie Island?
Information about things to do is available on the Visit Bribie Island website.