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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$ 88.27*
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US$ 149.82*
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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 good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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200 Flinders St, Beauty Point, Tasmania 7270, Australia
+61 3 6383 4884
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

With the guided tour, we got to see the platypuses at play and being fed and learned a lot about them. With the echidnas, we got all that plus we were able to walk amongst three of them. It was an hour well spent.

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like the Seahorse World next door, this isn't a cheap attraction, but does give a unique experience. It was quite busy when we came, and after paying we got a ticket for the next tour - they run frequently so we didn't have to wait...More

Thank AlbanyRick
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good visit under triple pass but not worthwhile if paying on its own visit. Once the guided tour is over, you will need to exit the exhibit premise, which was about an hour. But you do get to see up close platypus swimming in tanks,...More

Thank SnowFairy2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We could see the platypus swimming in the tank and touch the enchidnas. It was very interesting to see them eat and move around our feet. Highly recommended.

Thank TravellingCat2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good tour, good for kids, get up close with echidnas. The tour doesn’t go for very long and the coffee shop has only toasted sandwiches or ice cream to eat.

Thank Lara J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit - nice intro film and displays. The exhibits for the platypus are very good - large tanks and plenty of opportunity to watch them swimming, the separate room with the male was also quite good and the information provided top notch....More

Thank Aussie33283
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This one is for the animal lovers. We saw a video about Platypus in the wild before seeing live Platypus and echidna in enclosures. The guide told us about food chains etc and we saw some taxidermied animals which we were invited to touch. The...More

Thank neena_19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of visiting Platypus House to see live platypus and echidnas. I was in seventh heaven!! A guide took us around in a group and explained about the platypus while we watched them emerge from their burrows to swim around in two...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The host was welcoming and friendly, we saw the platypus after a 10 minute DVD, which were cute and we saw them diving down and being fed etc. but being a Tasmanian who has seen and learnt about platypus throughout my life, it was so...More

Thank NLW77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family. All ages were entertained. You get to see a 15 min video about platypuses then taken ibti a room fir a deminstration and chat about them and echidnsd. After you are shown through to the platypus enclosure. You get to see them...More

Thank Sherie V
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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.