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The Butterfly and Orchid Garden in Thames is New Zealand's first tropical butterfly and orchid house. We show butterflies from all over the world.

The butterfly house is fully sheltered, heated, ideal for sunny and rainy days, wheel chair friendly, with a good selection of ice creams, hot and cold drinks and souvenirs.

There is always a good range of exotic plants in flower. The butterfly house is also the home for finches. Our birds provide natural pest control and keep the butterfly house clean from grubs.


adults $ 12.00
students $ 10.00
seniors $ 11.00
child $ 6.00 (age 3 to 14 years)
family $ 32.00 (2 adults and 2 children)
group concessions are available

Opening hours :

9.30 am until 4.30pm

opening hours may vary throughout the year


Winter break. CLOSED June, July and August.

How To Find Us

The butterfly house is situated within the

Dickson Holiday Park,

115, Victoria Street, Tararu,

Thames, New Zealand.

(Just 3km north of Thames in the direction of Coromandel, follow the signs).

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We look forward to your visit!