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Address: Lot 3 Millaa Malanda Road, Malanda, Queensland 4885, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4097 2713
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Australian Platypus Park is home to a thriving platypus population....

The Australian Platypus Park is home to a thriving platypus population. These wonderful creatures can be found in a spring fed pond surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. This magnificent setting draws in enthusiastic visitors from all over the globe.

We also offer Fish Feeding, Fishing, Bird Watching, and dining through our Smokehouse Cafe.

The Smokehouse Cafe serves a selection of great meals at reasonable prices, and we are licensed so you can enjoy a drink with your meal or snack.

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Incredible Rare Experience

To be able to see wild platypus at play/hunt is sensational and such a rare experience (at the visitor centre/restaurant the owner explained that less than 2% of Aussies ever see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To be able to see wild platypus at play/hunt is sensational and such a rare experience (at the visitor centre/restaurant the owner explained that less than 2% of Aussies ever see a wild platypus. The restaurant was also great, serving delicious food at reasonable prices. Be patient and follow the instructions (you actually need to be talking rather than silent... More 

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Trinity Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did a day trip to Tarzali Lakes from just north of Cairns. The drive was quite easy and very scenic passing Kuranda, Mareeba and Atherton. The Platypus Park is in a beautiful setting with abundant wildlife including fish, eels, turtles and of course lots of platypus. A leisurely walk around the park was followed by a lovely lunch. We... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this site on a road trip, called in and was warmly greated by Tina an enthusiastic member of the team. Tina gave a small history and brief outline of ten little critters and we were shown where to go. They are smaller than I was led to believe and as Tina had explained they are quick when on... More 

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Roermond, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We went to see some platypus for 5 dollar pp; we were a little skeptical but we saw lots of these strange animals! (you have to be patient though). We also ate a delicious freshly caught smoked baramundi. Worth the trip!

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Cheshire,England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This was a nice place for a stroll. We saw platypuses and a large eel. I'm glad we had this opportunity whilst in Australia. We had our lunch here which we both enjoyed. The staff were jolly and made us feel very welcome. The terrain is suitable for the less able.

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RHughesAUS, Customer Services at The Australian Platypus Park & Tarzali Lakes Aquaculture Centre, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit and lunch. We do have several large eels about the place as well as plenty of Platypus, and they do not disappoint. More 

Kenmore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Was a little skeptical about daytime platypus, but its true, and they feed and motor across the creek incredibly. Plus the cafe food is great and host Tina is an incredibly passionate tourism person. Recommend suncream as open facility.

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RHughesAUS, Customer Services at The Australian Platypus Park & Tarzali Lakes Aquaculture Centre, responded to this review

Glad you love the visit. The Platypus just love it here, and that is the reason why they can be seen during the daytime. After all they are very busy animals getting about and feeding. More 

Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

...Several in fact. The highlight of our holiday so far. $25 bought us a couple of coffees, some fabulous home made cakes, and a self guided tour down to the lake where the Platipuses.....Platipusi....Platipi.....whatever...... I should have paid more attention at school....live and feed. They are wild, so free to come and go as they like, but this was really... More 

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RHughesAUS, Customer Services at The Australian Platypus Park & Tarzali Lakes Aquaculture Centre, responded to this review

Glad you love the visit. And the plural of Platypus is Platypus - very simple to remember. More 

Weesp, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Australia is full of strange animals, but the platypus is probably the strangest of them all. A mammal with a beak like a duck, feet and tail like an otter, not larger than a rat, laying eggs in a burrow, feeding the youngsters, once hatched, with milk pooring out of the skin. And, other than many of the Australian wild... More 

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RHughesAUS, Customer relations at The Australian Platypus Park & Tarzali Lakes Aquaculture Centre, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the visit. More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Peterson Creek at Yungaburra seems a more natural experience of seeing a platypus but there seems more of a guarantee at this Park - you pay the $ but there are enough platypi swimming around for everyone to go away happy. Tina and everyone makes the tourist feel they have had a wonderful experience. Good place for a lunch -... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Called into park to see the platypus. We were not disappointed. After a brief introduction from the guides we headed to the pond. Only there less than a minute when we saw our first platypus. Overall a beautiful experience to see these little creatures in their natural habitat. Only $5 per adult. Stay as long as you want. Although we... More 

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