A lush tropical garden, full of natures little wonders…
For our two little girls, arriving at the Butterfly Park, was like entering a magical fairy garden. It’s a little daggy, a little shabby, and in desperate need of a refurb and revamp, but the girls didn’t notice any of that as they ran on winding pathways through the lush tropical gardens, over little bridges, and past colourful tropical blooms while butterflies fluttered about.
We were here to see the Kupu-Kupus of course – some are flying freely around in the lush garden (which is covered by a huge net), but most of them are inside a little room where they are going though the transformation from chrysalis to butterfly. Here is where you can hold them or have them placed all over you which makes for a pretty amazing photo opportunity. Our little ones were actually a bit apprehensive about this, especially as some of the butterflies were surprisingly big and perhaps not as pretty up close. And after one of them did poo-poo and wee-wee on my little girls dress, that was it. So it was just Mamma and Pappa who enjoyed having these sweet fluttering creatures placed all over us.
There is a dark, tunnel walkway where other insects and creepy crawlies are on display in glass boxes including huge spiders, scorpions and beetles… Mamma wanted to rush through this part, but the girls quite enjoyed it and went through about 3 times.
Back outside in another little area, there were more insects that you could hold or have placed on you… including the biggest, fattest stick insect I have ever seen, huge black, hard, shiny Rhinoceros Beetles, and sweet little Leaf Insects – the cutest little critters, just like bright green leaves, that captured the hearts of our little ones that day.
A sweet spot where small children can make use of their big imaginations in a gorgeous garden setting as well as learn about nature.
Please Note – It’s a long way to drive just to visit the Butterfly Park and a visit for an hour or so would be more than enough, so it is a good idea to hire a driver for a half day or full day and combine it with lunch somewhere along the way, a trip to the Hot Springs, or an afternoon visit to Tanah Lot Temple on the way home.
Open daily 8am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
Entry fee – Rp 50,000 per adult