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Platypus House

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Address: 200 Flinders Street, Beauty Point, Tasmania 7270, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6383 4884
Today
10:00 - 15:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Welcome to Platypus House. The only place in the world you can experience...

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!

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US$83.85*
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US$138.47*
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Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass

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Only way we could see a Platypus while in Tassie.

We visited Platypus House as part of a family triple pass to nearby Seahorse World and the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre. This pass offered great value for money. Tours... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Port Augusta, Australia
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Port Augusta, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Platypus House as part of a family triple pass to nearby Seahorse World and the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre. This pass offered great value for money. Tours run on the hour & we arrived a little late so missed the intro video but were offered the opportunity to return & view it. I don't think we missed... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did this on a wet day, and it was great. There was a 15 minute video, which was interesting, but a bit boring for my young kids - being told that we didn't have to sit through it and could wait for the tour would have been good. The tour was informative and your see 4 platypus and 3... More 

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Mildura, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Platypus House offers short tours and set times each day, and these run before/after the tours at Seahorse World next door. It's expensive for what it is and there's little to do if waiting for a tour to start. The tour commences with a short video followed by a talk. Guests are taken into a room and asked to... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Learnt so much about platypus, Georga, our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the animals in her care. The viewing tanks allowed you to clearly see the feeding habits and behaviors of the platypus. The highlight of the visit for my daughter was the echidna enclosure and having 3 very tame echidnas wandering around her.

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Yarra Valley, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This had been a highlight for my son who is mad about platypus's. A small place where there are 4 or 5 platypus's . We watched a video at first, learning about platypus's and how they really are hard for scientists to study as they are just so shy and like to hide.. Walked into where the tanks are and... More 

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Camden, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Much like Seahorse world, but a little smaller, but with 4 kids a little dearer. it cost 69 dollars and really you are in and out in under and hour. The platypuses are interesting to see, but I think there are only 4 or 5 in a couple of tanks. There were 3 echidna's. Now, our kids enjoyed it, but... More 

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Carramar, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to platypus house after visiting seahorse world (right next door) and what a truly incredible experience to see the platypuses swimming around and hearing all about them a must

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great presentation of two of our unique Australian animals. It's a small intimate encounter with Platypus and Echidna which are both gorgeous while the presentation is very informative.

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Tasmania, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think all previous positive reviews have pretty much covered everything that needs to be written about Platypus World. Our tour guide, Claire, was lovely, and just like our tour guide at Seahorse World, she went out of her way to ensure our wheelchair bound guest didn't miss out on anything. Probably the highlight of this tour, was sitting on... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour involved a short video which was fine and gave some background to the early life of a platypus. You are then taken to see some platypus. The male is kept separate from the females. When we went through, the females were hiding in their boxes so the guide put out some food for them and we went through... More 

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