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Platypus Viewing Platform

Gillies Highway, Yungaburra, Queensland, Australia
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Good for platypus sighting

No such thing as a guarantee to see a platypus, they are quite elusive but the chances are good... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2016
Sydney, Australia
Good place to see some elusive Aussie animals

if you are lucky, and mostly we have been, you can stand on a viewing platform and see these unique... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2016
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Gillies Highway, Yungaburra, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

No such thing as a guarantee to see a platypus, they are quite elusive but the chances are good here - it actually seems more realistic to see them in this environment rather than the nearby platypus parks. We actually got better viewings walking further...More

1  Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed August 22, 2016

if you are lucky, and mostly we have been, you can stand on a viewing platform and see these unique animals in their natural environment.

Thank SusieLil
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Spotting a platypus in the wild is really, really hard. Luckily this spot is a great chance to see some of these elusive critters float up to the surface - we also came upon a turtle swimming along and a tree kangaroo while walking along...More

Thank ScottKemballs
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Take the walk around the stream, beautiful and so peaceful, look out for the platypus and other wildlife

Thank Tammy L
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I really appreciated the nice 2 km walk at dawn. If you are quiet you will have a good Chance to Spot a platypus and turtles.

Thank Dirk P
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We did see platypus - 3 actually; I was quite surprised. At the viewing platform, you will also see plenty of turtles - you need to be fairly patient for the shy marsupials to appear. Just an FYI: The difficulty is the walk to the...More

2  Thank NorthernBeachesFam
Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your money going on tours, this is free and much better than seeing platypus in captivity. We traveled the east coast of Australia for 11 months and this is the one place where we were able to spot wild platypus with ease. In...More

1  Thank Wing N
Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Spent only half an hour there and saw heaps of the cute critters. Bridge is a bit scary as its a suspended cable bridge but you get over that when you see the platypus 😊

Thank Nicole N
Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

We spent a few hours hiking the river. We ended up seeing a little platypus underneath the bridge on our way back to the car. This is a good spot for nature and animal lovers. If your not into nature and animals this might be...More

1  Thank Patrick B
Reviewed February 26, 2016

Great place to chill and unwind and to wait for the platypuses. I sat at the viewing platform for around 30 mins before I saw the first one (this was during sunset). A number of people came but only had a look for 5 mins...More

1  Thank theantexplorer
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