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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
Today
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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USD 84.57*
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USD 139.66*
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Cute animals, well worth the stop

We visited the Platypus House before Seahorse World as they are right next door. The guide told us about the platypuses they have in their house and we could see the platypuses... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Hobo56
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Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Platypus House before Seahorse World as they are right next door. The guide told us about the platypuses they have in their house and we could see the platypuses moving in their tanks. They are well-displayed, cared-for and seem happy in their environment. The echidnas roam around your feet in their enclosure and are so close you... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Near impossible to see in the wild and, if lucky, you'll see one on display elsewhere but here at Platypus House there are five platypus that you can view as they frolic about in their glass-sided tanks. The tour, without being too long, is informative about the life of these interesting and curious native Australian animals. To finish off the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go to Platypus House last minute as it was recommended to us by a lady we met whilst hiking Cradle Mountain. We drove to Beauty Point just to go see the platypus and echidnas. The whole experience was very well planned and as others have mentioned, very informative. Staff were knowledgable and very friendly. We asked about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't tell the difference in the activity and appearance between a 20 yrs old and 3 yrs old platypus 😊😊😊 loving and adorable! Echidnas are so funny and cute😂😂😂 Up close encounter experience. Don't think you can find there anywhere else. Best ever guided tour! Highly recommended.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get to learn about the adorable platypus and echidna. Then you get to see them in their tanks kicking around. And then the best part - free range echidnas!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I are both over 70, but to the day we visited Platypus House, we have only experienced fleeting glimpses of this very elusive, unusual and very unique mammal at the zoo. However, here at Platypus House, we were able to see them clearl in their tank and have many attempts to photograph them darting about. Also, learning... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently visited Platypus World and the Echinda garden. It was well worth the visit. It is located next door to Seahorse World down on the wharf area. You can purchase a Tamar Valley Pass for $49 which gives you access to these attractions plus Beaconsfield Mine Museum. It is a guided tour. You start off watching a short film about... More 

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Coral Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour guide who certainly broadened my knowledge on platypus and echidnas. Great displays of platypus and interactive areas with echidnas. Great for kids as well

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seeking shelter on a rainy day we decided to go to Platypus House and I'm very glad we did. Excellent and close-up viewings of platypi and echidnas and we learnt a lot about them from the friendly and helpful guide. Great berry ice-cream too!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Next door to Seahorse World so can do both together (but not cheap). Good introductory video prior to the tour of platypuses in enclosures. Platypuses were active and able to be seen. Three echidinas up close are endearing.

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