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Platypus House, Beauty Point

4.0
#12 of 60 in Wildlife in Tasmania
Wildlife Area Nature / Park
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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3.9
  • We did the tour of the Platypus House. The tour was very informative and Tour guide Sharron showed a passion for these animals. I highly recommend this attraction, not too many places where actually c...  more »
  • Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was a nice surprise to have echidnas running around your feet. Very busy so it is recommended that you book in advance if not you end up needing to wait around....  more »
  • Located on the Beauty Point wharf and opposite Seahorse World, these places combine to offer informative and hands on tours to see unique wildlife that is not easy to see in the wild. Very interactive...  more »
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  • Absolutely brilliant! The tour was full of information and the guide was extremely lovely. Travelled with a special needs client and all the ladies made her feel so welcome! I will be recommending this place for a long long time
  • Great place to learn about monotremes. Very basic and nothing flashy. The video room needs upgrading. Seeing platypuses up close was great.
  • Fantastic. They also had a walk through area of Echidnas. Kids loved it.
  • Echidna room is fantastic! Platypus room is small but you get really good views of them. Would recommend for any animal lovers
  • Great place, very interesting and informative. Kids loved the echidna area.

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