© Free Use

115, Victoria St, Tararu

P: 07 868 8080 | E:



Take the time and enter this little wonder world, full of the most beautiful butterflies. Enjoy peace and magic while exploring our exotic garden. Follow a winding garden path and reach a splashing waterfall. Discover New Zealand birds and stroll amongst beautiful orchids, waterlilies and other flowers while butterflies flutter around you. You may even be lucky enough to have them land on you!

Fun for all the family, come rain or shine. Wander through a tropical garden & be surrounded by at least 400 colourful & exotic butterflies & plants.

Education for School 

Butterfly & Orchid Garden offer a safe and sheltered environment where children can learn through experience and observation. Included in a school visit is an interactive lesson adapted to the age group of the class with the requirements of the curriculum in mind.

Souvenir Shop & Cafe

Their souvenir shop offers almost everything in relation to butterflies from adorable frames to zingy magnets at very reasonable prices.

Attached to the Butterfly House is a small coffee shop where they offer hot and cold drinks, morning and afternoon teas and lunches for groups, ice creams and snacks.


Within Dickson Holiday Park.


  • CLOSED June, July and August.
  • Other times open 7 days 9:30am to 4:30pm.
  • Times may vary throughout the season.  Please call to check.