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Personalised Private Platypus Land Tour

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    Rainforest Scuba
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Choose your pick-up time from 7.30am with a coffee/tea to start your day and we’ll discuss your chosen places and others you might not know about but would be interested in. Tour the Pioneer Valley with walks in the rainforest to waterfalls. Visit lookouts that give stunning views of the Valley. Learn about the platypus with fun facts and practical pointers while you watch them play and feed in their natural habitat. Visit Melba House and learn about Dame Nelly Melba. Whale watch from Lamberts Beach lookout (seasonal) If there is anything you wish to see or do, just ask!
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    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from any point or accommodation in Mackay region

    Pick up other than Mackay region by request
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    • Driver/guide
    • Tour escort/host
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Beverages (non alcoholic)
    • Lunch
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Rainforest Scuba
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • No infants seats (can be fitted if supplied)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Please bring walking shoes, thongs (flip flops), swimmers, towel and water bottle
    • Adult pricing applies to all travellers (exclusion of infants aged to 5 yrs)
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Unfortunately didn't see a platypus but that's nature, but really enjoyed it! If you love diving and can respect and appreciate the small things then it's a must do! Lunna was lovely, really Great guild picked me up and dropped me to mackay. Gave all the relevant information and
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    Response from Luana R, Owner at Personalised Private Platypus Land Tour
    Responded 9 Mar 2018
    Thank you for your great review....the little fish are just lovely and colourful while the big ones just check you out. The bull was loving the scratch you gave him and yes to spot the snake (from the safety of the car) was a bonus. Stay safe on your travels and enjoy your pics that I have posted.
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    This was an excellent first scuba dive, Luana was really helpful, very calm, relaxed, informative and gentle with her guidance, I would definitely go again and would recommend to others. I managed to dive with many different types of fish, at least 3 different species of turtle,
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    Response from Luana R, Owner at Personalised Private Platypus Land Tour
    Responded 21 Feb 2018
    Thank you for your review and I am so happy that you enjoyed your dive in a relaxed and informative way. I would also like to thank you for going to recommend Rainforest Scuba. I also had a great dive with you and I like the fact that I can keep it personal and not rushed. I look forward to you returning for another great time.
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    Took my teenage son on a holiday to Mackay and Rainforest Scuba was one of the adventures we had planned and Luana didn't disappoint. Luana has a wealth of knowledge and experience and delivers a once in a life time experience, with her informative talks on the wildlife that can
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    Response from Luana R, Owner at Personalised Private Platypus Land Tour
    Responded 13 Jan 2018
    Thank you for your lovely review and I am so glad that you enjoyed the day and your son the dive. I do love what I do and I love being able to share my knowledge of the wildlife with everyone who comes to Rainforest Scuba.....and of course to keep everyone safe and happy. I hope to see you both again in the near future and I am very happy you enjoyed your holiday.
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    Was a great first time dive. You are highly unlikely to spot a platypus, But many fish and turtles. Plus is in a beautiful location.
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    Response from Luana R, Owner at Personalised Private Platypus Land Tour
    Responded 17 Aug 2018
    Thank you for your review and I am so glad that you enjoyed your 1st time dive and I hope it encourages you to learn to dive. Unfortunately there is never a guarantee in regards to spotting anything as nature will do what it wants and as the platypus does not form a pattern they are the least predictable and we don't set out bait traps for any of the animals. But yes there are plenty of turtles and fish that you can see and the location is serene and I agree with you beautiful. Never know if you come back you might be lucky like Lilly was as see one nibble my dive computer.
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    Finally did the freshwater dive with Rainforest scuba after buying a gift voucher for my 15yo daughter nearly 10months ago. Luana and James (not sure if that was your name, sorry mate) were excellent. Very welcoming and relaxed and made us feel right at home. They were very
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    Response from Luana R, Owner at Personalised Private Platypus Land Tour
    Responded 17 Aug 2018
    Thank you so much for your great review.....and yes my dive master is James. I am so glad that you enjoyed your experience and as you found out there are no time limits on the vouchers as I hate that when it's done to me. The dive is designed so that you can relax while you explore and as a diver you know that being able to be up close and personal to the aquatic life without being rushed to continue on is just the way it should be.....this allows for you to really enjoy and perhaps study might be a good word for watching the fish and turtles. Holiday time does bring out the locals to cool off but in the cooler months there is usually no one around and the dive spot becomes yours and the aquatic life playground. I look forward to diving with you both again.
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    Great experience, couldn't see any platypus, I thinking ocean diving you will see far more and more. not highly
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    A very unique and nice freshwater diving
    We have been doing 3 dives with Luana (including a night dive) in a creek to spot some freshwater Australian
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    Flavie L
    Great dives at Finch Hatton
    EN - We really enjoyed our 3 dives with Luana at Finch Hatton. We didn't see any platypus at this time of year but
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    Maurice P
    Platypus dive great experience
    Fantastic diving experience in beautifull rainforest creek. Recommended to anyone. Great dive different f4om what
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    Vijay N
    Day out with Luana
    I really enjoyed my day out with Luana , she was friendly , very knowledgable and flexible in her approach . She
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    Brodie Acers
    Unmissable experience
    This is a truly unique experience that should not be missed.i learnt so much about the creatures of in the area
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    John K
    Unique Oportunity
    Being able to dive in an Australian rainforest looking for iconic wildlife such as platypus is an experience that
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    Clear, freshwater dive
    I enjoyed a very easy dive with Julien. We saw a range of creatures, including fish, turtles and shrimp. Always
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    Canberra, Australia
    Fresh water wonderland
    Just a beautiful little Dive with no complications! Luana makes you feel welcome and takes her time to make sure
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    Perth, Australia
    Rainforest Scuba
    The anticipation and excitement of the "hunt" for the very shy Platypus using scuba in a rainforest pool was
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