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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!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“seahorse world” (99 reviews)
“triple pass” (30 reviews)
“short film” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
200 Flinders St, Beauty Point, Tasmania 7270, Australia
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+61 3 6383 4884
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"seahorse world"
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"triple pass"
in 30 reviews
"short film"
in 8 reviews
"guided tour"
in 32 reviews
"tour starts"
in 9 reviews
"tongue"
in 10 reviews
"close encounter"
in 6 reviews
"australian animals"
in 6 reviews
"natural environment"
in 7 reviews
"informative guide"
in 6 reviews
"gift shop"
in 14 reviews
"unique experience"
in 7 reviews
"amazing animals"
in 6 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 8 reviews
"tamar valley"
in 6 reviews
"echidna"
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"tanks"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've seen platypus only on TV prior to my visit here. This creature is an interesting species. Unique and becoming endangered i felt lucky I could see the real thing. Platypus and echidnas being really hard to spot in the wild and this is probably...More

Thank harle l
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family enjoyed the Platypus House tour, it started with a video, viewing of stuffed animals then viewing the Platypus themselves. This was all nice and interesting but the real highlight were the Echidna. After the platypus portion of the tour we got to sit...More

Thank Nnlbndll
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the platypus house for mothers day..our lunch arrangements fell through and everywhere was booked out. We went to Platypus house just to sit down,get out of thy he could and grab a bit to eat. They were so accomodating and bent over...More

Thank Jayne F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour here is amazing with the information & displays you see if wonderful you even get to hold a real seahorse very informative definitely worth the visit

Thank Trish S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Platypus House is also a must see when at Beauty Point, it can be worth booking in for a future tour and then going to seahorse world to book in for a tour so you can go from one to the other without waiting. They...More

Thank Saminda E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we were unable to see a Platypus in the wild, we had the opportunity to see several of these Platypus in the Platypus House. First we were brought in a room for instructions and explained all about the platypus. The male Platypus is very...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only a small place but you do get up close and personal with platypus and echidna. It helps that unlike mainland platypus, the ones in Tasmania are not nocturnal and thus active during the day. Tours only lasts 1 hr including an educational 20 mins...More

Thank 231cml
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

$60 for a family to watch a 15 min video, then look at 5 platypus swim in their tanks, and watch 2 Echidna’s get fed. The total tour lasted 50 mins - including the video (of a German woman studying a platypus in a Tassie...More

Thank Peter O
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Peter G, Owner at Platypus House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Peter, The perception of value is always in the eyes of the beholder. Sadly the perception of value in your case was not achieved. Can I say that a carton of beer for around the mid $50 mark does not give benefit to all...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I visited the Platypus house it cost just under $50 for seniors. We learnt a couple of things the guide was good but I think the price was too much the tour lasted 35 mins - I think $15 to $18 would...More

2  Thank Sara D
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Great little place to visit. Staff were very knowledgeable. The tour was informative and interesting. Loved having the echidna's walk around at our feet. Good value activity

Thank NurseKellie23
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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 .
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geniecox
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 .
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974Sadie
27 November 2015|
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Response from Mike v | Reviewed this property |
Best to contact Platypus House and ask, they will know.
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