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The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes

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The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes

151 Reviews
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Swim, splash, and laugh your way through North Queensland’s magical landscapes on this door-to-door tour, with a guide. Slip down a natural rock slide; swim in waterfalls; hear Indigenous legends; look for turtles at Lake Eacham, platypus in a quiet creek, and possums at a crater lake. Along the way, enjoy a pub lunch plus morning and afternoon tea, with onboard games to keep you entertained throughout the day.
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CodyMav wrote a review Aug 2020
Gold Coast, Australia15,824 contributions1,003 helpful votes
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Just a serene place where you can sit and be entertained watching these little characters. Being a wild attraction, I guess there is no guarantee to spot one, but I had my first sighting within 10minutes, which helped understand the signs to watch out for, availing numerous further far & near sightings. A couple of benches there to sit an take it in, make enough time to relax and enjoy this opportunity
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Date of experience: July 2020
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MinnaUurainen wrote a review Mar 2020
Jyväskylä, Finland66 contributions7 helpful votes
When coming to Australia, I just wanted to see platypus wild and the Sydney opera house. This is propably the best spot to see the platypus. Never realised, how small the animal is. Saw a few platypus and some turtles. The price is reasonable and the walk to the ponds is short enough. After you walk you can enjoy some drinks at the cafe, if you like. Lovely and peaceful place away from the crowds.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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holidayjan wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane205 contributions52 helpful votes
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We were amazed and had a great time taking photos at the Playpus park. There are a number of large natural lakes and we saw about 10 of the little beauties. Make sure you go to the cafe for a snack, I had the most beautiful home made lemon myrtle iced tea made from leaves from the local trees. It was a taste sensation and very refreshing on a hot day. The home made cakes and food were really nice as well. It was very cheaply priced to get in and was totally worth the visit.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Alan S wrote a review Jan 2020
Smithfield, Australia13 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a fantastic experience. Cafe/kiosk with meals, drinks and videos on platypus information. Short walk to the viewing pond and only a 10 minute wait before we saw our first platypus. Pond also has turtles. We saw many platypuses and took great photos and video. Ducks around the park also and fish visible in another pond on the way to the platypus pond.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Janetw63NewcastleNSW wrote a review Oct 2019
Horn Island, Australia58 contributions18 helpful votes
Great meal at the cafe. Short walk to see platypus swimming not far from the water's edge. Peaceful, easy walk.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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