Platypus House, Beauty Point

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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. Using our international travel planner, Beauty Point attractions like Platypus House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We were down with a group of friends. Did not know much about the monotremes family till I came to platypus house. Our tour guide had just started there and she was absolutely fantastic, for someone n...  more »
  • An informative guided tour of the 3 rooms which have 4-5 platypus in tanks as well as 3 echidnas walking around. If not for the platypus it would be a pass. On the same wharf as Seahorse World.  more »
  • We loved our tour here, could not have been happier with the staff there, they were all lovely and friendly and the talk was super informative. It’s just fantastic to know you will be guaranteed of se...  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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