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Byron Bay Platypus Walk provided by Vision Walks - Eco Tours

Byron Bay Platypus Walk
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On this tour we go for a walk along a creek where the playful platypus live. Platypus can been seen at anytime of the day, but our best chance is just after dawn. We pick you up from your Byron Bay accommodation, drive to the special Platypus area, and start our 1.5 hour (easy) walk. Duration: 4 hours (5:30am-9:30am)
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 59061P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast, locally sourced picnic breakfast
  • Transport from your Byron Bay accommodation
  • Experienced guide
  • Breakfast
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • transfers to Byron Bay
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast, locally sourced picnic breakfast
  • Transport from your Byron Bay accommodation
  • Experienced guide
  • Breakfast
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • transfers to Byron Bay
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Vision Walks - Eco Tours
    Stop: 3 hours
    See platypus in their natural habitat. It is possible to see platypus at any time of the day, but our best chance is just after dawn. We pick you up from your Byron Bay accommodation and drive to the special platypus area. From there we start our 90-minute easy walk along the creek looking for platypus. Your guide will lead you at a gentle pace, showing you what to look for and sharing insights about this much-loved and quirky Australian animal. We usually see one or two platypus, loads of birds and sometimes even koalas. After watching the platypus have their breakfast we relax with ours – a picnic by the creek – before returning to Byron Bay. We can’t guarantee platypus sightings on this tour, but don’t worry. If we don’t see them we take you on another day, free. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements when you book
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Allison364
Batemans Bay, Australia36 contributions
Fantastic bucket list experience
Jul 2021
Wendy was amazing, so knowledgeable on all things platypus related. She took us to a few of her favourite "platy" spotting places where we did indeed get a couple of sightings. On hearing of my friends wish to see a Koala in the wild Wendy offered to take to us to a place nearby where we would be guaranteed to see koalas and we definitely did. Breakfast was delicious with a great variety to choose from and freshly brewed coffee. I highly recommend this tour!
Written July 15, 2021
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wendiob
Allison, I'm so glad you both enjoyed your tour. I just love showing people their first platypus and koalas in the wild.
Written July 18, 2021
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bisboone
Kurri Kurri, Australia20 contributions
Interesting wildlife experience
Booked this tour last minute after Bluesfest was cancelled.
Wendy picked us up early for our tour. She was super friendly and knowledgeable, giving us information and answering our questions about platypus on the drive there.
Arrived at our surprisingly urban but picturesque destination. We spotted our first platypus within minutes of arrival. Wendy knows what to look for and has binoculars you can use if you need.
The walk was easy on a solid path, enclosed shoes such as joggers/runners are adequate.
We saw another platypus in the next pond along and had fun looking along the creek system. Once we determined the platypuses had gone back to bed we had a yummy breakfast with locally sourced produce.
Really happy we went.
Written April 3, 2021
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Thanks for your kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Platypus Walk
Written April 5, 2021
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Mark P
6 contributions
Wild platypus and a great guide
Mar 2021
Such a fantastic time! We had one brief glimpse of a platypus the first time we went out, and Wendy very kindly volunteered to take us out again the next day, where we saw multiple, platypus over 45 minutes and got some lovely shots. Really happy with the experience, and Wendy's infectious enthusiasm made it that much more fun.
Written March 30, 2021
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wendiob
I'm so glad you enjoyed your Platypus Walk, and that you got up early a second time, just to see them. It is so special seeing these guys in the wild.
Written March 31, 2021
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sisterduchess
Sydney, Australia34 contributions
Too much awesomeness for words
Mar 2021
Seeing several platypus!!!
Wendy was an absolute delight and well informed.
Great information and so knowledgeable. Walk was quite easy, pleasant and Wendy even moved it due to heavy rains without us contacting her (she must be psychic).
We loved Wendy's passion, history and dedication and will be looking to do the virtual night tours she explained to us.
Written March 29, 2021
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wendiob
I'm so glad you all enjoyed your Platypus Walk, it is so special seeing these guys in the wild.
Written March 31, 2021
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xanthe101
Sydney, Australia72 contributions
What a fantastic experience!
Wendy is such a passionate and knowledgeable guide. We had a group of 5 on the platypus walk and we were so thrilled to have seen 2 in the wild. After the high of the experience we were then fed such an incredible picnic breakfast! I highly recommend Wendy and her business. Her tours are a must to anyone visiting Byron Bay.
Written March 27, 2021
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wendiob
I'm so glad you all enjoyed your Platypus Walk, it is so special seeing these guys in the wild.
Written March 31, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michelle
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
Platypus Walk with Wendy
Dec 2019
We booked a last minute Platypus walk over the phone for a day that the tour does not normally operate on (Wednesday). From that first phone call and onward Wendy was extremely accommodating, as we had a tight schedule during our road trip. Wendy picked us up on time and was very friendly and knowledgeable about the animals we encountered. Even though we did not get to see any Platypus on the first morning (despite her best efforts) she adjusted the plans to take us to see some Koalas and a Wallaby afterwards. She then kept to her word and took us out the next morning (at no additional charge) and she immediately spotted our first of four Platypus. She also pointed out other wildlife along the way (such as different birds and reptiles). Wendy gave us helpful tips on where to go next along our road trip up the coast as well, we would definitely recommend her services to nature lovers alike!
Written December 18, 2019
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wendiob
Thank you for your kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour(s) with us. And that we were able to show you a platypus in the wild
Written July 24, 2020
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Navigator555758
1 contribution
Platypus Walk
Jul 2019 • Couples
Wendy is a very knowledgeable guide. We had been looking for only a few minutes when we had our first sighting. Wendy knew exactly what to look for. After our platypus adventure, we had a delicious breakfast and then Wendy dropped us back at our accomodation. Fantastic morning!
Written July 11, 2019
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Thank you for your kind review I'm so glad that you enjoyed your tour with us.
Written July 27, 2019
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Susan G
Port Douglas, Australia39 contributions
We saw platypus !
Very enjoyable tour, we saw at least 3 platypus & one was potentially a puggle. Guide was exactly what you needed and the fact she took & shared pictures was a great idea.

Breakfast was beyond expectations and delish with lots of options.

Slightly offputting is that the river was in suburbia but that is nothing angst the tour but more a reality of life
Written May 25, 2018
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I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour and that you got to see playtpus in the wild.
Written May 26, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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