Platypus House, Beauty Point

4.3
#13 of 111 in Wildlife in Tasmania
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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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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  • I loved the whole experience at Platypus House! I learned a great deal about the platypus and the echidna. I got to see platypus’s swimming and feeding! The highlight was having echidnas walk right... 
    I loved the whole experience at Platypus House! I learned a great deal about the platypus and the echidna. I got to see platypus’s swimming and feeding! The highlight was having echidnas walk right...  more »
  • Great visit to see the Platypus and the Echidnas. You get lots of time to watch the Platypus swim and play around and catch their food. Then you get to spend time with the Echidna's up close... 
    Great visit to see the Platypus and the Echidnas. You get lots of time to watch the Platypus swim and play around and catch their food. Then you get to spend time with the Echidna's up close...  more »
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  • Highly recommend! Just finished a session with Maddie. She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly & had a great sense of humour. The platypuses & echidna’s were just gorgeous. Sessions are small & intimate. We booked on line the day before & process was very smooth. 10 out of 10.
  • Coming here was one of the highlights of my trip, it’s well worth it! The guide we had was super knowledgeable and getting up so close to the echidnas was unforgettable.

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