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Address: Corner Weaver Street and Atherton Herberton Road, Atherton, Queensland, Australia
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We visited here in the hope of seeing a platypus. We had a quick talk over the rules and got some info on spotting a platypus. It costs $6 per person to view the platypus... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Jen R
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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393 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We visited here in the hope of seeing a platypus. We had a quick talk over the rules and got some info on spotting a platypus. It costs $6 per person to view the platypus; presumably because it is on private land. There is a small area where you stand, and look across the lake and try to spot the... More 

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Thank Jen R
Scarborough, Australia
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Stopped here on our way to Milla Milla falls (amazing btw) and decided to pay the $6 to see some platypus. Didn't see anything but the man and woman running the place were pleasant enough to make the stop not too bad

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Thank Renae A
Cairns, Australia
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86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Nice location overlooking Platypus park which has mostly ducks and chickens. The best location to spy platypus is in Yungaburra in Peterson creek or even Lakeside. The service at the cafe is pleasant and friendly, the coffee was hot and good, the food was a range from great for the pies to poor for the open sandwhiches. The snacks look... More 

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Thank Kim N
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoy wildlife and native animals of the countries we visit. Nothing more rare than to see a platypus. In fact quite a few Australians I met said they have never seen one and for good reason, these little guys are shy and spend most of their time hiding under water. But my wife and I... More 

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Thank Mdlim24
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was very disppointing. Only positive is that it was cheap. Really thought that we were going to see some platapus in the wild. Instead we got to see their backs while they swam away. Coffee was really bad.

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Thank Rosemarie N
Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

So there are 2 main things that visitors can do here. Go platypus sighting or fishing. Wanting something different from the usual sightseeing and shopping we decided on fishing as an activity to pass a morning. Perhaps it was beginners luck or perhaps it was because we were the only ones fishing that drizzly morning, the fishes were quite keen... More 

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Thank plimommy
Taree, Australia
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Take your money ,walk down the paddock look into a pond ,see bubbles and leave. Should have viewing walkway to see the platypus and footpaths for safety

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Thank Lyn H
Bristol
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90 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

It's nicely laid out with clear information. The chances of actually seeing a Platypus are small BUT WE DID! so not worth traveling a long way just for this. However if you are there for the Yungaburra Markets or the Folk Festival make sure you go down and take a look - you might just be lucky like we were.

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Thank Meharibear
Broome Western Australia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

If you are into Australian wildlife and nature this is a great day out. Highly recommended family day out.

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Thank Mark B
Warwick, Australia
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211 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Didn't see any Platypus in spite of 3 visits but saw Water Dragons, Northern SawshellTurtles, myriad birds, including Thicknees, honey eaters, firetails, Monarchs, cormorant, etc. There is seating and picnic facilities nearby so wonderful for a children's outing. A truly lovely spot even with low water levels.

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Thank Sandra L

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