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“Loved it definately worth a visit”
Review of Platypus House

Platypus House
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$87.97*
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Tasmania Sightseeing Pass: See Tasmania Card
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$149.31*
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Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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!
Wollongong, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Loved it definately worth a visit”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

I visited the platypus house for the second time with a friend and I loved it again. The platypus and echidna are absolutely adorable. The admission is $20.00 which I feel is very reasonable. The tour guide was really friendly and very informative. The platypus were really active and a joy to watch playing in the water jets. The echidna are so cute waddling around. I definately would go again on my next trip to that area in Tasmania

Visited December 2012
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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Worth a visit, even if it was pricey”
Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

Went with 2 kids, aged 10 and 6. This is the first time we've seen a real life platypus and echidna. Was cool watching the platypus swim in their enclosure and the guide was good with the kids, engaging them. The echidnas were real cute and were walking around us. Very nice! The biggest downside though is the high price. But my kids enjoyed it. We did the Tamar triple pass. This was the kids' favourite.

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Loved it!!”
Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

I loved the platypus house!

The platypus were very active and showing off, a delight to watch!

The highlight for me though was walking into the echidna room and seeing them running around on the ground. They are adorable!!

Watching both animals eat was also a good sight to see.

The tour guide was very informative and personable also.

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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“I love Platypuses”
Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

When I went to Tasmanania there were two things I wanted to make sure I saw, Devils and Platypuses. I got to see both (not at platypus house).

The platypus is an amazing animal. It was definitely worth the price of admission. I was disappointed with the short amount of time of the tour. Start to finish it was about 45 minutes. You do also get to see the echidna which are also very cool animals.

They offered a three sites pass which saves you about 8 or 12 dollars. It included Seahorse World and Beconsfield mine heritage site. Both worth seeing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“don't bother!”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

I would only recommend this place if you have never seen a playtpus or echiidna before. Cost $20 each, and the tour was pathetic. Lasted about 10 minutes an I learnt nothing. It was first thing in the morning, and it seemed like the tour guide had better things to do with her time. The echidnas were adorable, but we were not allowed to spend much time with them at all. So, again, if you have never seen these animals before, maybe go, but otherwise, don't bother. And, yes, I do understand that they are raising money for their research facility, but value for money still needs to be considered.

Visited October 2012
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