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Platypus House

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Welcome to Platypus House. The only place in the world you can experience this amazing animal up close and personal. A Tasmanian natural living world experience not to be missed. Watch both live platypuses and echidnas in daylight and undercover!
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200 Flinders St, Beauty Point, Tasmania 7270, Australia
+61 3 6383 4884
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had this on my to do list before I got to Tasmania and was pleased I had done so. Well informed guide and up close and personal with the Echidna's and the playpus were easy seen. Would recommend to others.

Thank LMCLongmann
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly recommend doing a tour of the Platypus House. You will learn about our unique platypus and also echidnas. The platypus are very shy and don't like loud noises, so you have to be quite, but you are rewarded with the platypus swimming and...More

Thank NthQueenslanders
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited as part of the Tamar Triple Pass and it is well worth it. We were part of a small group and our guide Georga was very knowledgeable and friendly. We viewed 3 Platypus and then we got up close to 3 Echidna, who...More

Thank Deb C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit and reasonably priced for the experience. John was our guide and he’s also a great barista ( we had coffee before the tour). He is so passionate about the platypus’s and echidnas, a font of information and you can tell he...More

Thank Brissy2sum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, what an adventure! Small group of 3 which worked well. Great commentary and knowledge, highly recommend. How funny are the echidnas!

Thank woofiedo
Peter G, Owner at Platypus House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Woofiedo, we're so glad you enjoyed your time with us - thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not knowing what to expect I thought the attraction would be a bit like a zoo of native Australian animals. There were only 4 platypi to see and we saw one echidna. The commentary was knowledgeable however and he young woman very enthusiastic.

Thank Rosemary H
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Wow absolutely loved this place. Getting up close to the echidna was awesome the guide was very informative and friendly. Well worth the visit 😊

Thank Marion B
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

The customer service was outstanding and the tour guide was so very knowledgeable and passionate about her work and the animals she cares for. She talked about each animal with such love and affection it was a pleasure to meet someone who loves her work....More

Thank Zaasrosato
Reviewed 20 July 2018

It was great to see platypus close up and learn more about these unique creatures. They were very active and knew when the tour group was about. After we watched the platypus video and the animals for a while we were taken into a room...More

Thank Star_Trekers2000
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Just across the walkway from seahorse world is the chance to get up close and personal with platypuses and echidnas. The staff are very knowledgeable and engaging with children. Not many people will ever see a platypus in the wild so this is a fabulous...More

Thank Jinny57
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Casey C
22 July 2017|
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Response from Peter G | Property representative |
No need to book, tours run every 45 minutes .
4 March 2017|
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Response from Peter G | Property representative |
The price for 2 adults is $49.00 (24.50 each) This includes tour .
26 November 2015|
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Response from Mike v | Reviewed this property |
Best to contact Platypus House and ask, they will know.