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The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes

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Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Delightful

What a beautiful well maintained setting overlooking the lake. We did not look for the platypus as... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
Shirley S
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Townsville, Australia
No platypus but a good visit

Sunday morning, nice setting and the weather was good. We didn’t see any ( females probably... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2017
BromsgroveAnnie
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Bromsgrove
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The Australian Platypus Park is home to a thriving platypus population. These wonderful creatures can be found in a spring fed pond surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. This magnificent setting draws in enthusiastic visitors from all over the...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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912 Millaa Millaa-Malanda Rd | Minbun, Malanda, Queensland 4885, Australia
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+61 7 4097 2713
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always thought platypus were nocturnal so it was a nice surprise to finally see live platypus. Normally at places like Taronga Zoo they are sleeping in their burrow There were a number around when we were there around midday. As our informative guide pointed...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled over this place by mistake and what a shame if we would have missed it!!!! We saw this rare animal in the wild... just popped its head within a few minutes of us getting there. Amazing! You pay the entrance ticket only if...More

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RHughesAUS, Customer services at The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you discovered us on your travels. Thanks for the nice review, the Platypus are quite nice animals and seeing them is always a experience even if you work here. Have fun in the rest of your travels.

Reviewed May 30, 2018

What a beautiful well maintained setting overlooking the lake. We did not look for the platypus as it was raining and we were travelling back to Townsville but we did stop for a coffee and a bite to eat. Food was well presented and inexpensive....More

Thank Shirley S
RHughesAUS, Customer Services at The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your stop at Tarzali Lakes. Robyn

Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

A family group of six adults and two kids 12 and 8 - we just turned up shortly after 0900. Our visit was on a cool, overcast, misty, rainy morning. Quickly sorted by the lovely staff - coffee, milkshakes (to die for) and then the...More

Thank Sam H
RHughesAUS, Customer services at The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you so much for your very positive review and we are glad you enjoyed your visit and saw plenty of Platypus.

Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

This place was really special. It’s not often you get to see animals honestly in a non Manufactured environment. Here the platypus are free to roam and chose this place because of its perfect natural habitat. Nothing like a zoo - beautiful grounds to walk...More

Thank Yara H
RHughesAUS, Customer Services at The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

We are glad you had a nice time at the park and enjoyed your meal.

Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Sunday morning, nice setting and the weather was good. We didn’t see any ( females probably hatch/looking after young) but the young ranger Matt was very knowledgeable and there is an information film at the cafe. We weren’t charged as they (presumably knew) the chance...More

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RHughesAUS, other at The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

Apart from the scarcity of Platypus due to their mating season I am glad you enjoyed your visit and the good weather. Thank you for leaving the nice review. Robyn Hughes

Reviewed November 2, 2017

Rarely is it easy to spot a platypus in the wild anywhere in Australia, Generally, they are found on private land and farmers keep quiet, to protect these shy animals in the wild. That was certainly the case with those that lived on our farm,...More

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RHughesAUS, Customer Services at The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and you were able to spot some Platypus. Robyn Hughes Customer Services

Reviewed October 28, 2017

We never expected to be able to see a platypus in the wild and would have considered ourselves lucky if we had. Then we found this place and the ranger who took us on our tour was showing us these creatures within 5 minutes. One...More

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RHughesAUS, Customer Services at The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit and got a nice up close view of the Platypus that live at the park. I hope you had your camera handy and got some nice photos at the time as well. While we cannot guarantee any sightings of the...More

Reviewed October 3, 2017

We had such a lovely day. Our guide was friendly, we spied some platypus and then had a delicious lunch! Will be back to taste more items on the menu next time we visit the tablelands.

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

I have read with interest some of the reviews and agree that the ranger only stayed with us for around 15 minutes after we arrived at the lake site. Well that was exactly what he had explained would happen. As we went down to the...More

Thank AussiePD
RHughesAUS, Customer Services at The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Hi Thanks for your review, and we are glad you had a good visit and managed to see the Platypus. Robyn Hughes Customer Services

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Vanessa K
August 17, 2017|
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Response from PaulCrameri | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
You are welcome anytime between 9am and 4pm. Platypus viewing takes place every half hour. Our ranger, Garth will take you to the platypus lake and tell you about the platypus. I wish you a good day.
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SImonHarris1
May 16, 2016|
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Response from RHughesAUS | Property representative |
We are located on the southern part of the Atherton Tablelands, betwenn Milla Milla and Malanda. Unfortunately we are not reachable by public transport and it would be best to contact various tour operators to see if they do... More
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