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Trip Planner: South Pacific / Australia / Tasmania / Beauty Point / Platypus House
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.
Platypus House reviews
A great visit - the platypus are very friendly and staff informative . It was great ! The little animals get up and close to you !
A great visit - the platypus are very friendly and staff informative . It was great ! The little animals get up and close to you ! more »
The platypus were extremely active which gave us enormous opportunities to view them even climbing out of the water onto a platform. The echidnas were also amazing g to see with one climbing onto my..... more
The platypus were extremely active which gave us enormous opportunities to view them even climbing out of the water onto a platform. The echidnas were also amazing g to see with one climbing onto my..... more »
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 very pleasant and inexpensive surprise. Loved the enthusiasm from the staff and the entertainment from the very active critters. Never seen echidnas and platypuses being so active before. We were really entertained by their antics. Everyone needs to add this to their Tassie itineraries.
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