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Platypus House

#2 of 2 things to do in Beauty Point Features Animals
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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Had an excellent experience at platypus house yesterday. Tracey was amazing as our guide. Informative and interactive. Both the platypus tanks and echidnas were a joy to watch. Will definitely be back and would recommend the trip

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The triple pass is definitely worth getting. Got see all the platypus on the tour, very close up. The guide was very knowledgeable and the tour informative. They also have echidnas which you can go into their enclosure to see. A good tour.

Thank Leonie S
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Informative and amazing. Bonus sit down with echidnas while they ate. Very special. Platypuses active and interesting.

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Very good place to visit with children. The echidna area was excellent being able to get so close and see the personality of the animals was great

Thank Shirwill
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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.

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