Platypus Viewing Platform, Yungaburra

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  • Non commercial viewing area. Walk along the creek. Nice setting but no guarantee of seeing any platypus. No luck at 6pm.  more »
  • - Better to go at evening just before dusk - Don't only stop in the viewing platform, follow the path beside the river (going bellow the bridge) - Pay attention to bubbles in the surface. That's the p...  more »
  • Fascinating, complicated creatures. Lots of interesting information provided and much to be amazed about. It’s best to visit in the morning or evening as they tend to burrow during the full heat of th...  more »
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  • Lovely quick little stop. We saw one platypus. Apparently people don't often see them but we sat quietly for a while and one surfaced. Patience is key.
  • What an incredible spot! From the platform you'll hopefully be able to see a few platypus but if you head over the bridge and down the small trail there are other places to sit and you'll be closer to the action. But you must be quiet and not move too suddenly. Going at just before dusk (around 5:40pm and Google said dusk was 6:30pm) was a great time.
  • We saw two at around 17:30 - walk right of the viewing platform where you get to the walking trail. We saw the first one beneath the bridge, the second a 10 min walk down. Took us around 15 and 40 mins respectively. Look for bubbles, then just sit and wait. Didn't see any at broken river, so glad to have seen them here. EDIT: saw one this morning, 7:30 for ~10 mins, much better. It was about 20m off the bridge along the walking trail.
  • Great place to spot a platypus. Only problem was the seating is uncomfortable and so low it must have been designed for Shaquille O'Neal.
  • Have to keep an eye out. Could easily miss it. No sign up. If your travelling , on the gillies highway, look for Nick's restaurant on the left, then there is Nicks Car Park go past... Then it's the next turn left if you go past Patersons Creek you' ve gone too far. Back to back to nicks car park.
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