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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
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10:00 - 15:30
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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$82.05*
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US$135.50*
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Fabulous experience

This is a great place, the quality of the exhibits and the tour experience far exceeded my expectations. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I really enjoyed seeing the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Deb T
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place, the quality of the exhibits and the tour experience far exceeded my expectations. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I really enjoyed seeing the platypus and echidnas close up.

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Thank Deb T
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the platypus house and absolutely loved it. The population of the platypus tanks were fed while we were there and they were very active. Lots of information from knowledgeable guides. We also entered the echidna enclosure and had them walk up to us for attention. They were fed while we were there.

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Thank DarylN294
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ladies were very accommodating as I had a tight schedule and luckily I was the only one on the tour. The platypus were all out swimming in their tanks and the echidnas enjoyed their breakfast. Both animals are really cute but also fascinating and my guide was very informative and didn't tire of my endless questions.

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Thank Sue999_11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very educational on both Monotremes, Platypus and Echidnas, with chances to see them up close and personal.

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Thank KateBeilby
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to see the beautiful platypus swimming, playing and eating. They have their own personality and traits. The echidnas were incredible as I thought they were shy animals afraid of humans. No no one was like a puppy. We learnt so much and can recommend that every one should visit.

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Thank Matthew H
Wingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being able to watch a platypus up close was a great experience as it is not always easy to see them in the wild. Lots of interesting facts. To be able to watch Echidna's feeding and have them walking around your feet was a treat

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Thank Sue A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tours occur hourly and should be booked in advance to coincide with your Seahorse World visit. The platypuses are housed in their own huge room with three separate areas including swimming areas. The tour guide is knowledgeable and an expert in the area of Monotremes. The platypuses swim in the tanks of the visiting area or not. The tour guide... More 

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Thank lgecc
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Platypus are shy, so great to see them up close. The male as males do was sleeping do he was a no show. Echidnas were a blast. Funny little guys. Interesting learning about them though. Worth a look.

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Thank Denise G
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great visit here with the new echidna display and next to seahorse world. We found this memorable and informative and a great day out.

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Thank Mark T
Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This guided tour was conducted by a quirky little man with a wealth of knowledge about Platypus. The exhibits were not large and were limited in number, but to see these wonderful little creatures up close was interesting. The tour finishes with a close encounter with 3 Echidnas that are very funny and friendly.

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