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Address: Turpentine road, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
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Bugs & Butterflies

If you are into beautiful Butterflies & Bugs then this is the place for you. There is an amazing collection of both here. We first visited about 5 years ago & went back in April... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hillside Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are into beautiful Butterflies & Bugs then this is the place for you. There is an amazing collection of both here. We first visited about 5 years ago & went back in April with our adult children. My son loves this sort of thing & he wasn't disappointed. It has become a little run down but is still... More 

Thank pies1990
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

This collection is extensive. There were also live insects such as a katydid, peppermint stick insects, a bird eating spider and many Macleays spectre stick insects.

1 Thank Emma K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Very interesting place to go and definitely worth a visit if your hearing up that area. Would be better if they could get some more spiders and frogs to look view.

Thank Yousif S
Seattle, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Australia is a major entomological hotspot, and Stephen Lamonde is a great expert in local and regional insect life. This is a must-see if you're interested in insects. Be forewarned, its a collection, and that means that the insects are largely dead . . . those looking for living critters may be a bit disappointed, but they'd be overlooking what... More 

1 Thank Alexander P
Moncton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,369 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We were at the Daintree Entomological Museum just over a week ago on the recommendation of a friend who lives in the area. It’s a wonderful personal collection of bugs and butterflies from the area, some I never want to see live and in person but others I would be okay with. We were there for about an hour, I... More 

2 Thank JGDynamo
Tahoma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We almost didn't stop here, but had an our spare while waiting for another tour. So glad we did, and wish we had spent a bit more time. The collection is the result of one mans life time work collecting various insects. Huge moths, butterflies and all sorts of creepy crawly bugs. Ver interesting.

2 Thank angiebeckers111
Clifton Beach, Australia
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

An amazing display of insects, beetles and beautiful butterflies from Australia and around the world! Possibly the largest display in Australia. Well worth the entry fee of $10. The first to discover many species on display and many yet to be named species. I would recommend a visit, even if you aren't interested in museums and artifacts.

2 Thank NthBeaches
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

There is obviously a lot of time, effort and interest put into this man's collection. It's lovely.It's interesting. Is it worth a $10 entry fee each? Probably not. It's a 15 min exploration even to those most interested. More information on life cycles, species, maps on locations, information on how they are named and how they are related would be... More 

1 Thank Sheridan W
Hoppers Crossing, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I found it very interesting the amount of different bugs that were on display that has been collected over a great period of time a fine collection however I did not think that the $10 admission was worth it. Others may not agree

Thank Scott M
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149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

This is a large personal collection of bugs and butterflies, however, it focuses on a relatively select number of species. The displays and not completely labelled, and there is a very limited amount of information about the insects available. The specimens themselves are rather old. Quite a few are in rough shape. The space is quite cramped. I would not... More 

2 Thank Karen E

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