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The Butterfly and Orchid Garden

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Dickson Holiday park | Victoria Street, Tararu, Thames, New Zealand
+64 7-868 8080
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Some Lovely Butterflies but Garden Neglected

As an avid photographer, I was really looking forward to capturing all the butterflies and orchids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland, New Zealand
Well worth a visit

I believe there are new owners and it has made a positive difference. The 2 preschoolers loved the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandra R
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Dickson Holiday park | Victoria Street, Tararu, Thames, New Zealand
+64 7-868 8080
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As an avid photographer, I was really looking forward to capturing all the butterflies and orchids on my camera. Initially, I was delighted with the butterflies fluttering constantly around the greenhouse garden, but after a short while found the humid heat a bit much, and...More

Thank helianthus1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I believe there are new owners and it has made a positive difference. The 2 preschoolers loved the butterflies. I didn’t bother to use my camera this time as it hates the tropical atmosphere but the phone was fine. A great place for a break...More

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Previous visit last year had a large variety of butterflies + caterpillars & chrysalises. An extremely disappointing school-holiday visit today with our first-time visiting Grandsons; hardly anything in there for the $33 family ticket. Owner sheepishly said his "Supplier" had let him down, but offered...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Exceeds what I expected. So many butterflies in a tropical garden! Butterflies landing on our hands. I will revisit next time I am in the area.

Thank sallyrlfrench
Reviewed 4 September 2017

After reading reviews of this local attraction, we decided to visit the Butterfly House and Orchid Garden, especially because I love orchids. We got in for winter rates, $10 each but we're pretty underwhelmed with the experience. Maybe winter isn't the time to visit but...More

Thank ClaireandBarry
Reviewed 14 June 2017

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

1  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

1  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

1  Thank EvanLewis
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