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Platypus House, Beauty Point
(3.9/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Offering an experience very much specific to Tasmania, Platypus House gives you a chance to see and interact with Tasmanian Platypuses and Echidnas in an indoor setting. Existing to preserve and research the island’s platypus community, the center plays an important role in documenting this rare species. Add Platypus House and other attractions to your Beauty Point trip itinerary using our Beauty Point tourist route planner.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This place makes the most of what it can offer. You first get an interesting talk on the platipus and echnida. Then you visit the female platypuses in two neighbouring tanks and watch them being fed. ...  more »
  • We come out with a good knowledge of platypus. Guide there is very knowledgeable. We spent two hours there and enjoyed ourselves a lot. 
  • Right opposite the Seahorse farm most people do both attractions as we did. Platypus are a secretive animal and this has its draw backs. The don't do much and are hard to view. When one was in view we...  more »
Google
  • Absolutely loved my visit. It's rare to see these beautiful animals up close and the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
  • Great informative tour, clean & welcoming
  • Overall good tour. But we didn't learn much from the tour guide, instead a DVD and more about aimed at the echidnas. But it was a good tour and the family really enjoyed it.
  • The echidna room was great, they walk around with you, really cool.
  • Over priced..spent more time watching a boring video from the 80s..seen 2 platapus and 3 echinda..never again