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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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US$ 85.02*
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US$ 144.29*
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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!
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • 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 weeks ago via mobile

We were down with a group of friends. Did not know much about the monotremes family till I came to platypus house. Our tour guide had just started there and she was absolutely fantastic, for someone new she knew a lot and was very informative...More

1  Thank Aylettes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An informative guided tour of the 3 rooms which have 4-5 platypus in tanks as well as 3 echidnas walking around. If not for the platypus it would be a pass. On the same wharf as Seahorse World.

Thank im44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our tour here, could not have been happier with the staff there, they were all lovely and friendly and the talk was super informative. It’s just fantastic to know you will be guaranteed of seeing well cared for animals. It’s a lovely clean...More

3  Thank Howletts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit thinking should be not bad but end up with disappointment. Ticket is expensive and just see 2 type of animals. Worst are the staff attitude sucks.. not friendly and helpful at all. If to visit.. pls visit seahorses and not platypus which...More

1  Thank Annie L
Peter G, Owner at Platypus House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Wow, sorry you had this experience. This is very out of character for us as we are constantly being praised for the things you didn't enjoy.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

my kids loved every part of this place and you get to be in the enclosures with porky pines etc and all hands on. you will not be disapointed

1  Thank brettles64
Reviewed 5 November 2017

You won't find masses of creatures here – it has just four platypus and three echidnas – but don't let that deter you. Platypus may not be uncommon in the wild, but they're difficult to see. Here they are swimming in glass-sided tanks so you...More

1  Thank P_and_T_Wales
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Great to see platypus up close and personal and the echidnas were adorable. Very unusual characters each with personalities

Thank Ronalda M
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience with all the information provided in film and with posters and answers, with the animals as close-up as you can wish for, with Tracy's energy to make this a great experience for young and old und with grest coffee and snacks...More

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Platypus House is a wildlife center. The Tasmanian platypuses and Tasmanian echidnas are unique and cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. Platypus House offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch both live platypuses and echidnas in daylight and undercover. We...More

1  Thank Judi L
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Even if you live locally or thousands of miles away as I do, this is a MUST place to visit. If you’d like to see a Platypus up close and personal this is the place. If you want to see them in the wild, then...More

1  Thank Nickcollisbird
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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.