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Paddle with the Platypus

Apollo Bay Road, Forrest, Victoria 3236, Australia
+61 419 670 985
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Very worthwhile

For a European, a platypus is a bit of a myth that does not actually exist. So seeing not one, but... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
Niko P
,
Frankfurt
via mobile
Surreal and Beautiful

From start to finish this was a fantastic experience, Bruce is an encyclopaedia of knowledge about... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
Ange B
,
Monash, Australia
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Apollo Bay Road, Forrest, Victoria 3236, Australia
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

For a European, a platypus is a bit of a myth that does not actually exist. So seeing not one, but many, in free nature was a thrilling experience. Bruce is a friendly, knowledgeable guide who took us to the best spots for finding those...More

Thank Niko P
Reviewed September 7, 2017

From start to finish this was a fantastic experience, Bruce is an encyclopaedia of knowledge about the platypus and his passion shines through. He is very respectful of their environment. You do need to be reasonably fit as there is a 15min walk over moderate...More

Thank Ange B
Reviewed July 20, 2017

We booked at the last minute, so my sister and my adult nephew went on Wednesday evening, with my sister-in-law, her young son and I booked in on Thursday. I didn't actually go on the tour - the 3 of us cancelled when my sister...More

1  Thank Loki_crazycat
Bruce J, Owner at Paddle with the Platypus, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Thanks you for your review Unfortunately i was not told of any issues on the tour, they could have been rectified then I will take your comments on board and will do my best to pay more attention to these details in the future Some...More

Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

It was an amazing experience, we had at least 13 platypus sightings and one was really close! Seeing these special animals in their natural habitat and not just in a zoo is quite special. Bruce has a lot of knowledge about these outstandingly special animals....More

Thank michael t
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Late answer from them to the booking, when booking confirmed form my side (why does it have to be double confirmed?) at the time we should have left for the tour, got a short message that his colleague just filled the number. No apologies or...More

Thank CHANCE E
Bruce J, Owner at Paddle with the Platypus, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Christmas is very busy so i get people to reply to their booking email to confirm I had not received your reply I take these precautions so i do not overbook the tour Sorry for any inconvenience

Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

My partner, parents and sister were all lucky enough to be a part of Bruce's excellent platypus experience this morning. Wandering through the beautiful forest to arrive at the mist covered lake was an excellent start to what was a wonderful morning. Knowing no sighting...More

2  Thank Hannah E
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Our guide, who never told us her name, had no knowledge of the ecology of the area and literally walked us to the canoe and pushed it around. We would have had a nicer trip if we had walked to lake Elizabeth alone and we...More

Thank Chrissy1986
Bruce J, Owner at Paddle with the Platypus, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

I take nearly all of the tours Unfortunately i had a family issue arise at the last minute I thought i was doing my best to keep the tour going The Guide informed me that there were some sightings Maybe not what you expected I...More

Reviewed September 25, 2016

I had booked it through their website 3 weeks before I was due to arrive and the owner confirmed. I had been asking him by email how to pay and then just 4 days before I was due to arrive, he informs me that our...More

Thank ZORRO311086
Reviewed June 8, 2016

I came here with my 11 year old son, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I hadn't read any reviews so was unaware of the "non tour" aspect of the trip, but we both found our guides quiet nature charming - and a role model...More

1  Thank Jane M
Reviewed June 2, 2016

I got taken here by my boyfriend after he took his mum whilst she was visiting Australia, he loved it so much! It definitely lived up to his excitement about it. It was a lovely walk down to Lake Elizabeth then you get into a...More

2  Thank jesmck
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