There are two great butterfly parks here in Bali. Kemenuh Butterfly Park and Bali Butterfly Park.
They don’t just showcase protected specimens from the butterfly world but also let you meet other local creatures such as large hairy spiders and huge goliath beetles.
Here’s everything that you need to know about the two butterfly parks so that you can spend some time with the beautiful butterflies in the exotic scenery of Bali.
Bali Butterfly Park (Tabanan Regency)
This park, known locally as Taman Kupu-Kupu, is based in the village of Wanasari in Tabanan (Central Bali).
The grounds cover a full hectare and nearly half of that area is dedicated to butterflies.
The Bali Butterfly Park is all about butterfly conservation and you can find national and international researchers working with endangered species at the butterfly park.
Some of the highlights of the butterfly collection here include the common birdwing, the Bali peacock and the majestic paradise birdwing.
They also have an indoor mini-museum here which preserves dried butterfly and insect species (this is due to the short life spans of so many of the creatures).
You can actually purchase dried samples of some of the more common species at this butterfly park.
Where Is It? Jalan Batukaru, Sandan Lebah, Sesandan, Tabanan 80351, Indonesia
How Much Is It? 80,000 IDR per person
Contact: +62 (0)361 8940595
Opening Hours: 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. most days (call to confirm before you travel)
Kemenuh Butterfly Park
Kemenuh Butterfly Park is roughly 30 minutes outside of Ubud and it’s a good thing to do in combination with a tour of Sukawati.
It’s the second butterfly park on the island but that doesn’t mean that Kemenuh Butterfly Park isn’t impressive.
They have over 500 different species at the Kemenuh Butterfly Park and they are free to roam all over the open space provided by the park.
Some of the most impressive specimens here include the Atlas Moth, Common Cruiser and the Papilio Peranthus.
They also have some interesting educational displays in the lobbies that help you better understand the overall life cycle of the butterflies.
Where Is It? Jalan Raya Kemenuh, Kemenuh, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
How Much Is It? 100,000 IDR per person
Contact: +62 (0)361 479 1681
Opening Hours: 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. most days (call to confirm before you travel)
Note: We recommend that you visit either butterfly park in the early part of the day if you want to see the butterflies at their best. They tend to be most active before 10 a.m. when they flutter about seeking nectar from the plants in the gardens.
How Much Does It Cost To Go To Bali Butterfly Park?
The Bali Butterfly Park is 80,000 IDR per person and the Kemenuh Butterfly Park is 100,000 IDR per person.
What’s The Largest Butterfly In Bali?
This is up for debate. The Atlas Moth is present at both butterfly centres here in Bali but it’s not a native butterfly.
The Atlante moth (also sometimes called the Cobra butterfly), on the other hand, is a native species and it has a wing span of 30 centimetres making it one of the largest butterflies on earth.
Which Is The Largest Butterfly Park In Bali?
The Taman Kupu-Kupu or Bali Butterfly Park is the largest butterfly park on the island.
Which Is The Largest Butterfly Park In Asia?
Srirangam Butterfly Park in Tamil Nadu, India.
How To Book A Trip To A Butterfly Park In Bali
If you want to visit Bali Butterfly Park or Kemenuh Butterfly Park in Bali, you should contact the awesome people at the Bali Res Centre.
This locally owned and operated travel service specializes in Balinese travel and can ensure you get to see everything that you want to see on the island.
Final Thoughts On Butterfly Parks In Bali
Both butterfly parks in Bali offer you the chance to see several endangered species in the wild and provide extensive and informative displays about the creatures in their care from odd-looking stick insects, and leaf insects, to large life-size butterflies.
The entry fees might seem a little steep for this kind of tourist attraction in Bali but the naturally short life spans of the butterflies make this kind of attraction quite expensive to run.
We think they both offer the perfect setting to come face to face with all the fascinating bug species of the Indonesian archipelago.