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Paddle with the Platypus

Apollo Bay Road, Forrest, Victoria 3236, Australia
+61 419 670 985
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Wonderfull experience

It was an amazing experience, we had at least 13 platypus sightings and one was really... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
michael t
via mobile
Totally unreliable booking, up polite customer service

Late answer from them to the booking, when booking confirmed form my side (why does it have to be... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
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Apollo Bay Road, Forrest, Victoria 3236, Australia
+61 419 670 985
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

It was an amazing experience, we had at least 13 platypus sightings and one was really close! Seeing these special animals in their natural habitat and not just in a zoo is quite special. Bruce has a lot of knowledge about these outstandingly special animals....More

Thank michael t
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Late answer from them to the booking, when booking confirmed form my side (why does it have to be double confirmed?) at the time we should have left for the tour, got a short message that his colleague just filled the number. No apologies or...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My partner, parents and sister were all lucky enough to be a part of Bruce's excellent platypus experience this morning. Wandering through the beautiful forest to arrive at the mist covered lake was an excellent start to what was a wonderful morning. Knowing no sighting...More

2  Thank Hannah E
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Our guide, who never told us her name, had no knowledge of the ecology of the area and literally walked us to the canoe and pushed it around. We would have had a nicer trip if we had walked to lake Elizabeth alone and we...More

Thank Chrissy1986
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I had booked it through their website 3 weeks before I was due to arrive and the owner confirmed. I had been asking him by email how to pay and then just 4 days before I was due to arrive, he informs me that our...More

Thank ZORRO311086
Reviewed 8 June 2016

I came here with my 11 year old son, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I hadn't read any reviews so was unaware of the "non tour" aspect of the trip, but we both found our guides quiet nature charming - and a role model...More

1  Thank Jane M
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I got taken here by my boyfriend after he took his mum whilst she was visiting Australia, he loved it so much! It definitely lived up to his excitement about it. It was a lovely walk down to Lake Elizabeth then you get into a...More

2  Thank jesmck
Reviewed 11 April 2016

The ‘on the water’ portion of this tour was all one could ask for - quiet, peaceful, scenic, isolated, with the chance to see Platypus in the wild. However, we found the rest disappointing, with little or no regard for the comfort, safety, convenience, or...More

7  Thank JanetandTony
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Awesome experience, far exceeded my expectations. Bruce is extremely knowledgeable (he's a university-trained naturalist) and loves what he does. We saw several platypus in at least 12 sightings. One surfaced within a meter of our canoe. As other reviewers have mentioned, this is not a...More

2  Thank DattaGroover
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Knowledgeable friendly guide took us to a lake in the middle of the woods, it was very still and magical. We saw several platypus swimming on the surface of the water before diving under to feed. Focus very much on observing them in their natural...More

Thank juliex99
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