Platypus Walk
Platypus Walk
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DeeElkan
Dorking, UK29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Very Short walk sadly no platypus to be seen, but lovely stroll.
Not worth doing unless you have other plans in the area but a pleasant place to look around.
Information centre is really lovely and interesting.
Written 8 February 2023
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Roger C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Visited in the middle of the day and were lucky to see two in separate locations. Well worth the trip down to Geeveston.
Written 20 November 2022
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tek_m_l
Melbourne, Australia225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Visited mid-day thus not expecting to catch any platypus in the wild and it seemed that way as we walked along the path from the viewing point. However on our return walk, we re-visited the viewing point and lo and behold, spotted one exiting its burrow into the river for some feed. Delightful creature and did not expect it to be a graceful swimmer.

Advised to park at the visitor centre which is a 4 minute walk to bridge with steps down to the viewing point and path.
Written 12 November 2022
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peter bischoff
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Saw a platypus swimming in the river at broad daylight. Saw it right from the platform where the water is somewhat deeper and slow flowing. Took a local bus from Hobart to get to Geeveston, a 1,5 hour ride through magnificent landscapes. Defenitely worth a visit.
Written 10 August 2022
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Craig M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
We visited mid afternoon so were not hopeful of seeing a platypus, believing they are nocturnal. There was a platypus swimming and feeding right in front of us when we arrived.
Went back the next afternoon and saw it again!
Make sure you do this if in Geeveston.
Written 25 June 2022
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Catherinejtraveller
Melbourne Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Go in the late afternoon (or early morning). Stay still and quiet and you may be rewarded, as we were, with a perfect view (from the viewing platform) of a platypus swimming around and diving! It was a special day for us.
Written 29 May 2022
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Very happy that we took the recommendation from staff at the Visitor Information Centre. It was a lovely walk along the river bank but the platypus were in hiding, not even a ripple and nothing sighted from the viewing platform. Nice park area adjacent
Written 29 May 2022
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BundyClub
Bundanoon, Australia541 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Yes, we saw platypus! We had no expectations but we saw three platypus coming right up over the rocks. The walk is easy and allows clear views of the river.
Written 27 April 2022
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thommothetank
Wollongong, Australia82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Up to 4 platypus spotted today, in the river opposite the skate park. Surprised to see them out & about in the middle of the day.
Written 20 April 2022
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We love this walk and often go through the park when we are in the area. We brought friends from the mainland and told them not to get excited as we would likely not see a platypus. Guess what - we did! Swimming along the river really close to the viewing platform near the road bridge.
Written 28 February 2022
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