Kuranda Sights: The Butterfly Sanctuary - Adventures of Anette

Monday, March 17, 2014

Kuranda Sights: The Butterfly Sanctuary

There are many things to see and do in Kuranda for those interested in experiencing the rainforest and meeting its inhabitants. As a part of Tropical Wing's Kuranda package we had the chance to visit the Butterfly Sanctuary where they take care of over 1500 tropical butterflies. The aviary was opened in 1987, and is the largest in Australia.

The aviary is home to various types of butterflies such as Ulysses Butterfly and Cairns Birdwing.It was also possible to go into their lab, where you could see the caterpillars and cocoons that later transform themselves into butterflies or moths. Approximately 30,000 caterpillars are bred here every year.

For more detailed information about the Butterfly Sanctuary, please refer to their homepage.

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Anette came to Japan as an exchange student in 2010, met the love of her life and got stuck. From her base in Tokyo she writes about her experiences as a full-time worker in Tokyo and about her travels in Japan and abroad. She's a free-spirited adventurer who'd gladly trade a trip to the shoppingmall for a hike in the forest any day.

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The classical story about a girl who went for a one-year exchange program to Japan, fell in love and got stuck there. Starting out as a student in Kyoto in 2010 I now work full-time in Tokyo as a hotel consultant, and write mostly about my travels, working life in Japan as well as a bunch of random stuff.
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