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Platypus House

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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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!
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200 Flinders St, Beauty Point, Tasmania 7270, Australia
+61 3 6383 4884
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the triple pass and it is well worth it. Lovely up close experience with platypus and echidna. Really didn’t expect to get that close to the echidnas. Kids loved it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BlakeFamTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great opportunity to observe and find out more about Tasmanian wildlife. We enjoyed seeing the platypus feeding and learning about their habitats and what makes thenm so unusual. Guides were happy to answer questions. The echidna were comical and interesting to lean about, There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lincsman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having chased platypus at various location over a number of years to please my wife - this was eureka! Very informative - to see how a platypus breeds (film) to a view of both the male and female in the tanks eating live food was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was wonderful to see the platypus up close and personal. The echidnas were rescued from the traumas and lived here happily. We walked among them.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pam H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a great setup where you get magnificent views of both of the platypus and echidnas that they have. The staff are friendly and very knowledgable and they clearly care for and about the animals. Our only gripe was that the tour itself...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BrendanCrabbyTurner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit at Platypus house stilled our hunger to actually see a Platypus. A very informative guided tour with Platypus in different tanks where they could be watched swimming and playing. The other part of the tour was 3 Echidnas being fed. and trailing around...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tom D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tour starts with a 20 minute movie which is excellent then on to meet Jupiter the male Platypus and you get up close with him. Then to the female tanks and watch the two lovely ladies doing their thing. They are such beautiful creatures. Then...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Barry T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit. The guided tour was informative and we could view the platypus up close in the various tanks. The highlight though was the 3 juvenile echidna which put on quite a show waddling around the guests.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The platypus house is roughly 45 mins drive from Launceston and is well worth the visit. The staff are both friendly and knowledgeable making this a fun and informative activity. You get to see lots of platypuses up close and then sit in a room...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tristanb761
Reviewed January 13, 2019

What a fantastic place to visit. The talk about the platypus habitat was fascinating, informative and not too long. The platypus enclosures were wonderful and it was so special seeing the platypus up close. The guide also fed them while we were watching them. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Casey C
July 22, 2017|
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Response from Agric-Tourism | Property representative |
No need to book, tours run every 45 minutes .
March 4, 2017|
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Response from Agric-Tourism | Property representative |
The price for 2 adults is $49.00 (24.50 each) This includes tour .
November 26, 2015|
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Response from mikevJ253LF | Reviewed this property |
Best to contact Platypus House and ask, they will know.