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The Butterfly and Orchid Garden

#4 of 18 things to do in Thames Features Animals
Dickson Holiday park | Victoria Street, Tararu, Thames, New Zealand
+64 7-868 8080
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Butterflies everywhere

I took my grandchildren here to experience the butterflies they loved it, was during the summer and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kay P
Surprisingly enchanting experience

We had low expectations as we decided to go visit a local attraction in Thames. We ended staying... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
michelassayag
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Dickson Holiday park | Victoria Street, Tararu, Thames, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my grandchildren here to experience the butterflies they loved it, was during the summer and was hot inside but we bought drinks to cool off you can go in and out of the hot area the selection of butterflies was wonderful

Thank Kay P
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We had low expectations as we decided to go visit a local attraction in Thames. We ended staying there for one and a half hour, watching the amazing dances of around 400 butterflies, and hearing from Collins (the owner) about making his childhood dream come...More

Thank michelassayag
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This was a very nice attraction. We have been to other butterfly attractions but we found this one to be more intimate and engaging than the “fancier” places. It was beautiful and the curators were extremely engaging and informative. The whole experience was much more...More

Thank USNA70
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

After passing the signs for the butterfly and orchid garden every time we visited our holiday caravan, we finally had the chance to stop off. It was a neat place to stop off and see the butterflies. One landed on my daughters head and face...More

Thank ExcitedTraveller1973
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is worth visiting, especially if you like to take photographs of butterflies. We have also visited butterfly gardens on Vancouver Island in Canada, and our friends had visited others overseas and we felt this one was just as good. Something a bit different and...More

Thank EvanLewis
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Could be so much better than it is. We couldn't see any Orchids while we were there, it is a very small room and maintenance of the place could be better, considering they are closed for three months of the year you'd think they could...More

Thank MowgliC
Reviewed 10 March 2017

My teenage daughter and I had a lovely visit here a few years back and have fond memories of the place. We had the Butterfly house to ourselves as there were no other visitors. We were astonished at the beauty and colours of the gorgeous...More

Thank Annaliese62
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved it! We spent about 45 minutes in there and did a couple loops. The butterflies are beautiful and I was blown away by the flowers. I had a couple of butterflies perch on me, which was lovely! Very warm and humid, but...More

Thank MissChloeScarlett
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We like to visit butterfly gardens. The butterflies are exotic, not from New Zealand. We saw only 2 orchids. Staff friendly

Thank LouenStephan
Reviewed 30 January 2017

A small space yet a wonderful experience. Knowledgeable staff member was very helpful in telling us about the plants and butterflies. Very hot though so cannot stay inside for too long. Would have been good to have a small cafe there. Butterflies were amazing !...More

Thank theunshackledlife
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