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Platypus House, Beauty Point

(3.9/5 based on 420+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • As it is next to Seahorse World it made sense to visit while in the neighbourhood. And well worth the visit. They start with a short film of a study being done on the platypus then some background of ...  more »
  • The platypuses are so cute and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her charges. The echidnas were very interactive and fun to get close to. We purchased a triple pass for Seah...  more »
  • This is great place to get up quite close to this unique animal. There is ample information available for the serious enquirer... and the visit is, overall very entertaining- even for children. There ...  more »
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  • 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