Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia
Atherton Chinatown is the Award-winning site of the unique Hou Wang Temple and interpretive museum. Located just over a scenic hours drive south west of Cairns, the National Trust of Queensland property ensures visitors of a fascinating insight into part of North Queensland's history and heritage. The site was chosen by the Chinese settlers during the 1800s. The temple is the only one of its type remaining and the only temple dedicated to Hou Wang outside of China still existing. It has an ornate interior with original wood carvings that can be seen during the guided tour of the property.
The Kuranda Cooperative Arts Gallery features all locally produced arts and fine craft. The spacious gallery, situated by the Butterfly Sanctuary is staffed by volunteer artists. Browse through the extensive range of ceramics, wood, metal, glass paintings, sculpture and indigenous art. Public internet access is also available. Look for the colourful flags.
Mulgrave Settlers Museum, next to the sugar mill in Gordonvale, was purpose-built to house objects used by settlers in the area then called Nelson in the late 1800s.