Platypus House, Beauty Point

4.4
#13 of 123 in Wildlife in Tasmania
Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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At Platypus House, you can experience an amazing animal from very close and in a very personal way. While there, you can see live platypuses and echidnas both playing and feeding. The place was established to increase understanding and awareness about monotremes, making it a great educational visit for school kids, families, and community groups. Photography is welcome. The onsite cafe, which overlooks the Tamar River, offers coffee and a selection of gifts. Using our international travel planner, Beauty Point attractions like Platypus House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This was amazing it was so informative explaining about the platypus male and female and the guide was so knowledgeable. See also the echnidas was a bonus. They were so cute and ran around your... 
    This was amazing it was so informative explaining about the platypus male and female and the guide was so knowledgeable. See also the echnidas was a bonus. They were so cute and ran around your...  more »
  • Overpriced tour with only potential of seeing something. We went to this place to fill in some time. Found a 3 for price that included Platypus house, Seahorse house and Beaconsfield but on arrival.....  more
    Overpriced tour with only potential of seeing something. We went to this place to fill in some time. Found a 3 for price that included Platypus house, Seahorse house and Beaconsfield but on arrival.....  more »
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  • A simple drop by and visit that turned into one of the highlights of our trip. Definitely a winner if you or the family love animals. And don’t let the name fool you, it has both platypus and echidnas. Other reviews already talk about the general overview of the place and format but my pro tip - make sure to book in advance the tour prior to going or at least go and book it before looking at other attractions in the area. There is also another attraction next door (Seahorses) so if you time your tours you won’t waste time waiting around like a lot of others who we saw. Also the real highlight is having the echidnas real up close and personal so make sure you have your cameras ready as it’s one of the more unique moments.
  • A great place to get up close with platypus and echidnas. Little snack shop/cafe and souvenirs of course. My 11 year old daughter loved it.

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