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Platypus House

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 15:30
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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 2 days ago

This was a very well run tour, informative and interactive The tanks give good viewing of the Platypus, but the highlight was the hungry echidnas running between your feet I would visit again

Thank T6993KXdavidm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed platypus house and echidna garden. I think these are both fascinating creatures and could watch them for hours! Sharon the guide was knowledgeable and answered any questions that were asked. I thought the video at the start was great, my 4,6 and 7 yo...More

Thank loucashion
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great experience. Up close with the elusive platypus. The guide was entertaining and informative. We also got to see echidna’s feeding which was excellent. We normally only see them burrowing frantically if we come across them in the bush.

Thank Wayneaa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour. The echidna’s were very cute as well as the platypus. Our guide was very knowledgable and entertaining. Kids 12 and 10 loved it.

Thank julidooly
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely place to visit and learn about platypus. The echidnas were good to see also as they walked around the room among us.

Thank helenmG1774UC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very worthwhile visit. I thought I was half clever about our mysterious monotremes but I learned a he'll of a lot from our guide. It's a great set up for kids too, though they do ask to keep noise levels down which...More

Thank ianhillard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Monotremes. Mammals that lay eggs. Only 2 types left in the world. Platypus and echidna. Echidna's habitat allows close up view of creatures. Next to sea horse world.

Thank maestr02
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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.