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Platypus House

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200 Flinders St, Beauty Point, Tasmania 7270, Australia
+61 3 6383 4884
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Welcome to Platypus House. The only place in the world you can experience this amazing animal up close and personal. A Tasmanian natural living world experience not to be missed. Watch both live platypuses and echidnas in daylight and undercover!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“seahorse world” (100 reviews)
“triple pass” (30 reviews)
“short film” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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LOCATION
200 Flinders St, Beauty Point, Tasmania 7270, Australia
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+61 3 6383 4884
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"seahorse world"
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"triple pass"
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"short film"
in 8 reviews
"guided tour"
in 33 reviews
"tour starts"
in 9 reviews
"close encounter"
in 6 reviews
"australian animals"
in 6 reviews
"natural environment"
in 7 reviews
"informative guide"
in 6 reviews
"unique experience"
in 7 reviews
"gift shop"
in 14 reviews
"amazing animals"
in 6 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 8 reviews
"tamar valley"
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"echidna"
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"tanks"
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"creatures"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the visit very much especially the Echidna as they are not shy. Wonders around us during feeding time.

Thank TC323
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you want to see platypus up close then this place is for you. Peter was a great tour guide and you can tell he really cares for the animals. An added bonus is you get to be up close with echidnas as well. Both...More

Thank JennyC0309
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really educational and entertaining experience. Seeing platypus's so close is excellent because there are so few places where you can experience this. Also really great is the echidna section where you can interact with a real echidna and learn all about them. Also great...More

Thank peterjm66
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting tour to learn about wildlife most of us have never seen. They have large tanks for a good view and the tour leader was very interesting. Highly recommended

Thank Russell M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've seen platypus only on TV prior to my visit here. This creature is an interesting species. Unique and becoming endangered i felt lucky I could see the real thing. Platypus and echidnas being really hard to spot in the wild and this is probably...More

Thank harle l
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our family enjoyed the Platypus House tour, it started with a video, viewing of stuffed animals then viewing the Platypus themselves. This was all nice and interesting but the real highlight were the Echidna. After the platypus portion of the tour we got to sit...More

Thank Nnlbndll
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We went to the platypus house for mothers day..our lunch arrangements fell through and everywhere was booked out. We went to Platypus house just to sit down,get out of thy he could and grab a bit to eat. They were so accomodating and bent over...More

Thank Jayne F
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

The tour here is amazing with the information & displays you see if wonderful you even get to hold a real seahorse very informative definitely worth the visit

Thank Trish S
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Platypus House is also a must see when at Beauty Point, it can be worth booking in for a future tour and then going to seahorse world to book in for a tour so you can go from one to the other without waiting. They...More

Thank Saminda E
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

As we were unable to see a Platypus in the wild, we had the opportunity to see several of these Platypus in the Platypus House. First we were brought in a room for instructions and explained all about the platypus. The male Platypus is very...More

Thank Robby G C
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Casey C
July 22, 2017|
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Response from Peter G | Property representative |
No need to book, tours run every 45 minutes .
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geniecox
March 4, 2017|
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Response from Peter G | Property representative |
The price for 2 adults is $49.00 (24.50 each) This includes tour .
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974Sadie
November 26, 2015|
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Response from Mike v | Reviewed this property |
Best to contact Platypus House and ask, they will know.
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