We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
What a delight

Just on the edge of Atherton this little park has a short walk through a pocket of rainforest... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Lynda S
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Our first platypus

You only pay if you indeed could see some platypus. We did and we paid some $ 17 per person. The... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
Read all 29 reviews
All photos (14)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good47%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
11 Dec 2018
“What a delight”
16 Nov 2018
“Our first platypus”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Corner Weaver Street and Atherton Herberton Road, Atherton, Queensland, Australia
+61 1300 366 361
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Atherton
from US$18.21
More Info
Reviews (29)
Filter reviews
28 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 28 reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Just on the edge of Atherton this little park has a short walk through a pocket of rainforest, around the creek. Keep a watch for the Stone Curlew - they have a very unusual call. Be sure to take some healthy food and feed the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lynda S
Reviewed 16 November 2018

You only pay if you indeed could see some platypus. We did and we paid some $ 17 per person. The guide took us a short walk to the pond where we didn't see anything for the first about 10 minutes. Suddenly we could see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SwissCity
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Nice well maintained area with cozy restaurant Had a great, well prepared hamburger as lunch (full meal for me) , it’s a pleasant place for lunch overlooking the small lake. The tours start every 30 minutes with a very friendly Tour guide. We were lucky...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Tuurtje75
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Was a pretty park with ducks and viewing platform. Had fun pottering along the bank on opposite side of river trying to spot a platypus. Think I might have seen one but only for a second. Was fun looking.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jillpearce63
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Please be aware - there is Platypus Park in Atherton, with an old railway carriage and cafe on the Atherton - Herberton Rd. Great for viewing ducks in the water hole. The other is Platypus Park at Tarzali - on the Malanda - Millaa Millaa...More

Date of experience: November 2017
5  Thank GinaR262016
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We walked to the large pond on the estate to discover a number of platypus swimming and feeding in the lily bed. It was a lovely experience and felt very lucky to see the creatures in the wild. I would have liked to see one...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank JamieA908
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We seen this place on the Atherton Guides and maps and it said guaranteed to see Platypus. We paid the $17 and the two of us headed off with a tour guide. The guide was talking on the way to the viewing area and we...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank LA0401
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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Jen R
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

Date of experience: February 2017
3  Thank Renae A
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...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank kimnL2131XL
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Barron Valley Hotel
60 reviews
1.47 miles away
Tolga Backpackers
4 reviews
1.66 miles away
The Atherton Motel
77 reviews
2.31 miles away
Curtain Fig Motel
80 reviews
7.45 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 34 nearby restaurants
Petals & Pinecones
124 reviews
1.17 miles away
Gallery 5
163 reviews
1.20 miles away
The Slotted Spoon Cafe
95 reviews
1.25 miles away
Troy's Coffee Lounge
27 reviews
1.58 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 21 nearby attractions
The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre
159 reviews
1.31 miles away
Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe
46 reviews
4.57 miles away
The Crystal Caves
417 reviews
1.44 miles away
Mt. Hypipamee National Park
68 reviews
1.48 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Platypus Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines