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Byron Bay Platypus Walk
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Byron Bay Platypus Walk

By Vision Walks - Eco Tours
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Ages 10-65, max of 10 per group
Duration: 4h
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Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Breakfast, locally sourced picnic breakfast
  • Transport from your Byron Bay accommodation
  • Experienced guide
  • Breakfast
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • transfers to Byron Bay


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 59061P4

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • 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 10 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Byron Bay Platypus Walk?
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        • feliciamN7586RX
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          Amazing experience!!!
          We had the pleasure of having Tom as our guide for the day. Tom was absolutely amazing! His knowledge was very impressive, which added so much to the overall experience. We were lucky to get to see koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, flying foxes etc. And learned a lot about all the different species and their habitats. Would definitely recommend to anyone. The organisation of the tours was very professional, with pickups, delicious lunch and keeping us informed along the way
          Written February 13, 2024
        • sarahhQ1691CS
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          Would highly recommend to animal lovers
          Tom was an amazing guide for our safari. There were 5 of us in the group, and he made sure everyone was having a great time and were feeling good throughout the day long excursion. I would highly recommend this to anyone traveling to Byron Bay. We saw Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, and flying foxes. It was incredible to see these animals in the wild, and it’s a much different experience than seeing them at a zoo. It was great! Tom was very passionate about wildlife and nature, which added to the charm of the experience.
          Written January 21, 2024
        • Travel607475
          0 contributions
          Great time
          Had a great experience! Our guide gave us great suggestions for Byron Bay as well! Highly recommend.
          Written January 9, 2024
        • Alyymb
          0 contributions
          Special day
          This tour was really special! Had a wonderful day searching out Kangaroos which we saw, then off for a wonderful picnic lunch. After lunch we went to the Koala forest where we saw some of the amazing animals totally in the wild that had been pre scouted out for us. We also got the pleasure of seeing wild flying foxes feeding on fruit. It was all in all a really wonderful day. Our guide (I'm so sorry I can't remember his name) was so informative and friendly. I would 100% do this day again!
          Written January 7, 2024
        • Safari52180579850
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          Super Safari
          Great trip with our extremely knowledgeable guide Wendy. Koalas and kangaroos up close for pictures.
          Written December 24, 2023
        • Gabrielle J
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          The best day!
          What an amazing day with Tom on the wildlife safari. We saw pademelons, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and flying foxes. We also had a yummy picnic lunch by the Richmond River. Tom was super accommodating to our family as two of our children had mobility issues and we all got to see the beautiful wildlife regardless of ability. Tom was super knowledgeable, friendly and patient with our large family. It was truly a day to remember. Highly recommended!
          Written December 22, 2023
        • paulat798
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          Not quite as expected
          Very rickety, old, bumpy mini bus with ineffective air conditioning. Lots of driving around. Disappointing number of animals seen overall. Seeing Koalas in their natural habitat on the homestead was good. Picnic lunch was very nice.
          Written December 14, 2023
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          What an amazing experience! To view the bushland and inhabitants at night was a privilege. Loved the infrared camera visuals of local forest activity. Thank you Wendy, Lisa
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          Great tour
          I can recommend this unique and personal tour. I learned a lot of new things and had great fun discovering nature and animals, especially the enchanting Kolas.
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        • sharonpsychology
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          A fantastic experience all round
          We booked a last minute private tour to see Koalas in the wild. Wendy kindly managed to juggle existing commitments to link us with Tom. Our trip started with a drive for about hour to a place called Koala Gardens where Katrina told us more about the Koala. Tom then took us out to look for them in the area. Unfortunately, they were not wanting to be seen that day and the two we did notice were too high in the trees. So Tom put Plan B into place and drove us to another location where we ended up seeing 7 close by. We could almost reach out and touch them. This trip was great because all efforts were made to ensure we had a great experience but at the same time mindful about the welfare of the animals. Would definitely recommend Vision Walks to anyone wanting an authentic and sympathetic tour of wildlife. Thanks to Wendy and Tom
          Written September 30, 2023
        • scottfV9226CH
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          Byron Bay Wildlife Experience
          Our tour through the wilderness outside of Byron Bay with Wendy was one of the highlights of our trip. She is an amazing guide and delivered on all of the promised animal sightings. And the lunch was fantastic. We highly recommend the excursion.
          Written August 15, 2023
        • HollyS2359
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          Highlight of our trip
          This was a highlight of our Australia trip! We had a great day with Wendy and learned a lot. It was such a treat to see all these animals in the wild. She also captured some amazing photos of the animals and birds and her picnic lunch was fantastic! We highly recommend booking this tour!
          Written August 14, 2023
        • Ambassador308350
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          A wonderland to experience!
          Our tour and visit to the Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens was terrific. The only day we had available to go was not on the list of regular tours, but after ringing Eco Tours, Wendy organised it. She was very informative about the local area, environment and explained the main features of the site before leaving us to explore. We all had a great experience! Everyone should see/experience this wonderful place!
          Written August 13, 2023
        • Pamechiangmai
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          Crystal Castle
          I have a great experience with Wendy and the Crystal Castle Shuttle. She contacted me to pick me up at my place once I arrived in Byron Bay , because the app is not giving that option. That was so great! And, the way to the Crystal Castle is so beautiful, she explained when we arrived all the activities and areas to visit there. Later, everyone had the time to explore, and she went to pick up the group very punctual at 4:30pm. Really amazing experience for starting my birthday celebration. So happy! Highly recommended! Thank you Wendy
          Written July 29, 2023
        • HLSHWS
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          Written May 8, 2023
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        Allison364
        Batemans Bay, Australia37 contributions
        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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        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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        KatrinaM222
        Chisholm, Australia10 contributions
        May 2022
        This was one of the highlights of our trip. Wendy took us out and gave us a great rundown of the area and how it's been affected by the recent floods, the platypus habitat and their natures. We got to see two swimming and foraging and it was just amazing to see them in the wild, and guided by someone with an obvious passion for what she does. Also a lovely little breakfast provided and a wander to look for koalas. We are local tourists from NSW but have never got the chance to see them up close in their natural state. Would definitely recommend this tour.
        Written May 20, 2022
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        We are so glad you got to see these amazing creatures, despite the impact of the flood.
        Written January 22, 2023
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        Karen H
        1 contribution
        Sep 2022 • Friends
        I absolutely loved this tour and would do it again. It was the first time that I had seen a platypus in the wild and I was not disappointed! Our group was lucky enough to spot not one, but six individuals! It was an easy and pretty walk in a surprising location. Tom was a wonderful guide and I learned a few new facts about these amazing creatures. I now know what to look for to spot a platypus in the wild.
        Written September 17, 2022
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        I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour with Tom, he is an awesome guide.
        Written January 22, 2023
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        Amie
        7 contributions
        Apr 2023 • Couples
        Lovely trip with great walk, yum breakfast and very knowledgeable guide, we got to spot a platypus too!!! Would recommend
        Written April 6, 2023
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        Thanks so much for your kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Platypus Walk
        Written August 29, 2023
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        Eliot C
        2 contributions
        I really enjoyed this! Wendy was really knowledgeable, and concerned to make the tour as enjoyable as possible. Also, she supplied an excellent picnic breakfast!
        Written June 15, 2022
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        We are so glad you enjoyed your platypus walk Eliot
        Written January 22, 2023
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        Mark P
        8 contributions
        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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        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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        xanthe101
        Sydney, Australia73 contributions
        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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        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
        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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        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
        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
        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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        Byron Bay Platypus Walk provided by Vision Walks - Eco Tours

        Product Overview: Byron Bay Platypus Walk

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        $118

        Number of Reviews

        13

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        Duration

        240 minutes