New Zealand’s Premier Butterfly House
Butterfly Creek is home to one of the largest tropical butterfly houses in New Zealand. Our butterflies are imported as pupae from butterfly farms all around the world, but primarily from Asia and Central America. The butterfly house is temperature controlled to approximately 28 degrees celsius and has high humidity to replicate the conditions of the butterflies’ natural environment. Inside the tropical butterfly house you’ll also find, finches, water dragons and variety of fish.
Immerse yourself among the living butterflies, watch them flutter around you and even land on you! Butterflies are attracted to bright colours such as red, blue, orange and surprisingly, white.
Please note: Butterfly activity may vary
- Due to Covid all butterflies are currently sourced from Central America
- They butterflies are not as active as our normal butterflies from Asia, especially on dull days
- You may need to visit the butterfly house several times during your visit to see them active
However, there is still heaps to see across the rest of the park including kiwi, otters, dinosaurs, mythical creatures, farm animals, birds, and crocodiles and more.
We have a daily release of newly hatched butterflies – see them take their first flight. Some butterflies will fly away instantly, some will let their wings dry for hours and then they fly off.
Take your time and enjoy.
For full info on our Daily Encounters click here.
What you’ll see
Check out our colourful selection of butterflies at Butterfly Creek. Some are seasonal so may not be around all year.
“The butterfly house is sensational!! Butterflies from all over the world flying about and landing on you. Just awesome!!”