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Platypus Park

Corner Weaver Street and Atherton Herberton Road, Atherton, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #8 of 11 Attractions in Atherton
Type: Parks
Most recent review
- May 25, 2014
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Townsville, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I have visited a couple of places where we were told you could see platypus is the wild but to no avail, This place was different we got to see a platypus in the wild so close to the city . we got feed the ducks and watch the platypus duck and dive .

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Burpengary, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

They really shouldnt guarantee sightings - we sat by the pond for over half an hour to only see turtles. Was very disappointed husband claimed to have seen one but as neither my daughter or I saw it we are not sure we can belive him

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Preston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The owner was very informative. We had several sightings (albeit at a distance) Great value (5$ per adult) and if you see one, you can keep going back free of charge. At least, that is what they say! you do have to keep your ticket, of course.

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Herberton, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Looking for somewhere to pull up when travelling through Atherton, Platypus Park is a good spot, plenty of parking, undercover free bbq, feed the fish, turtles and ducks, check out the old steam engine, toilets and picnic tables, short walking track and you might spot a platypus, very short walk to the Old Post Office Gallery and Chinese Temple Museum... More

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Townsville
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The park was ok, but because of the lack of rain the pond was really dry and there were a total of 2 ducks. Go when it's wet, it may be different.

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Townsville, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Nice quiet picnic area but we have never seen a platypus. A nice break to take the children as there are ducks to feed and fish to spot.

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