Are you looking for a relaxing Sunday activity? Why not pay a visit to the Bribie Island Butterfly House, located on beautiful Bribie Island in Bongaree, Brisbane. It is open Wednesdays and Sundays from 10 AM until 4 PM. The Bribie Island Butterfly House is wheelchair accessible with ground level step free access and flat pathways.
The Butterfly House is 100% operated by volunteers, and 100% of profits go to charity.
We had a lovely time during our visit. The butterfly enclosure was beautiful, with various colourful flowers and flora surrounded by the fluttering wings of gorgeous butterflies. The enclosure housed several butterfly species along with many large stick insects that hid amongst the leaves. Being surrounded by the graceful butterflies, it wasn’t a surprise when one or two landed on us and went for a ride while we explored the small oval shaped enclosure.
With the relaxing butterfly music and sounds of nature playing in the background, and the visual beauty of the butterflies flying around us, the atmosphere within the butterfly house was very peaceful and relaxing. It is certainly a place to escape the hustle and bustle of life.
They asked visitors to leave their troubles outside in the bin as the Bribie Island Butterfly House is a place of peace, and once we entered through the black plastic curtains into the realm that sat beyond it certainly felt like it too.
The butterfly House was staffed by a number of friendly volunteers who were more than happy to answer any questions and point out the well disguised stick insects. With the number of butterflies within the enclosure, it was common to see a number of them sitting on the ground as we made our way around the exhibit, we had to mind where we stood and zig zag around the ones taking a rest on the pathway,
They ask all visitors not to touch the butterflies as butterfly wings are very sensitive. I think most visitors were very respectful to this rule and very cautious not to harm the butterflies in any way. Unfortunately, there were still a number of butterflies with damaged wings. I am not sure if that is caused by visitors or just the general life of a butterfly.
Being surrounded by such beautiful gardens, butterflies and displays, it wasn’t hard to go a little crazy with the camera.
Outside of the enclosure was a little sit down area where visitors can sit down, relax and have a cold drink of water or a coffee from the coffee machine. Bottles of cold water were available from the fridge for $1 or coffee for $2. The roof of the seating area is painted in a magnificent blue sky butterfly mural.
Even though the Bribie Island Butterfly House isn’t one of the biggest butterfly exhibits around, visitors won’t be disappointed by its beautiful displays, creative setup, various butterflies and relaxed atmosphere.
If you’re looking for a relaxing accessible activity with the family or just a small day trip, why not check it out!
In my opinion I give Bribie Island Butterfly House a rating of 4.5 for wheelchair accessibility, and a rating of 4 stars for the overall experience.
* I was not financially compensated for this review. The review is based on my own opinion and personal experience.*