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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!
Hours Today: 10:00 - 15:30
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
200 Flinders St, Beauty Point, Tasmania 7270, Australia
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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