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Platypus House

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200 Flinders St, Beauty Point, Tasmania 7270, Australia
+61 3 6383 4884
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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!
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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200 Flinders St, Beauty Point, Tasmania 7270, Australia
+61 3 6383 4884

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved the information about the platypus, it was very interesting and the echidnas were very cute. Make sure you book a tour as it isn't free roaming.

Thank TexanDays
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Platypuses are mysterious and shy in the wild; but at the Platypus House, I can assure you that sighting them is guaranteed. Much have already been written about this place and what I've experienced was pretty much the same. I also learned during the visit...More

Thank tourmaline_man
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only did we get to see and learn about Platypus the Echidna's up close and personal were amazing. Awesome staff very friendly nd knowledgeable.

Thank gabrielef527
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

A great place for all ages although best if in a small group so all can see and hear. Very interesting stories to tell and things to see. Good guide who knew her job and how to entertain people.

Thank cjb185
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This also was a fantastic place to visit again educational to children and adults. The echidna part was excellent as there is no cage or pen between you and the animal they roam around under your feet a great personnel encounter with them.

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This is a small venue , with guided visits . Lots of interesting and child friendly information about the Platypus and echidna . Close up views of platypus both in clear tanks to see them swimming on and below the surface of the water. Visitors...More

Thank Franellen
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We did the tour of the Platypus House. The tour was very informative and Tour guide Sharron showed a passion for these animals. I highly recommend this attraction, not too many places where actually can walk among the Echidnas.

Thank anew63
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was a nice surprise to have echidnas running around your feet. Very busy so it is recommended that you book in advance if not you end up needing to wait around. Our 5 year old thoroughly enjoyed the...More

Thank becandfood
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Located on the Beauty Point wharf and opposite Seahorse World, these places combine to offer informative and hands on tours to see unique wildlife that is not easy to see in the wild. Very interactive tour and the locals are a delight

Thank RussB17
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We visited on a rainy day with 5 of us adults and 2 young children. One of our adults was in a wheelchair. The children and the adults loved it. The staff were very helpful regarding my brother in the wheelchair. A very knowledgeable lady...More

Thank fromcarshalton
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Casey C
22 July 2017|
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Response from Peter G | Property representative |
No need to book, tours run every 45 minutes .
4 March 2017|
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Response from Peter G | Property representative |
The price for 2 adults is $49.00 (24.50 each) This includes tour .
27 November 2015|
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Response from Mike v | Reviewed this property |
Best to contact Platypus House and ask, they will know.