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Address: Corner Weaver Street and Atherton Herberton Road, Atherton, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 366 361

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Lunch at the rail station

Nice location overlooking Platypus park which has mostly ducks and chickens. The best location to spy platypus is in Yungaburra in Peterson creek or even Lakeside. The service... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
Kim N
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Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Nice location overlooking Platypus park which has mostly ducks and chickens. The best location to spy platypus is in Yungaburra in Peterson creek or even Lakeside. The service at the cafe is pleasant and friendly, the coffee was hot and good, the food was a range from great for the pies to poor for the open sandwhiches. The snacks look... More 

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Thank Kim N
San Francisco, California
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoy wildlife and native animals of the countries we visit. Nothing more rare than to see a platypus. In fact quite a few Australians I met said they have never seen one and for good reason, these little guys are shy and spend most of their time hiding under water. But my wife and I... More 

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Thank Mdlim24
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3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was very disppointing. Only positive is that it was cheap. Really thought that we were going to see some platapus in the wild. Instead we got to see their backs while they swam away. Coffee was really bad.

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Thank Rosemarie N
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

So there are 2 main things that visitors can do here. Go platypus sighting or fishing. Wanting something different from the usual sightseeing and shopping we decided on fishing as an activity to pass a morning. Perhaps it was beginners luck or perhaps it was because we were the only ones fishing that drizzly morning, the fishes were quite keen... More 

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Thank plimommy
Taree, Australia
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Take your money ,walk down the paddock look into a pond ,see bubbles and leave. Should have viewing walkway to see the platypus and footpaths for safety

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Thank Lyn H
Bristol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

It's nicely laid out with clear information. The chances of actually seeing a Platypus are small BUT WE DID! so not worth traveling a long way just for this. However if you are there for the Yungaburra Markets or the Folk Festival make sure you go down and take a look - you might just be lucky like we were.

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Thank Meharibear
Broome Western Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

If you are into Australian wildlife and nature this is a great day out. Highly recommended family day out.

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Thank Mark B
Warwick, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Didn't see any Platypus in spite of 3 visits but saw Water Dragons, Northern SawshellTurtles, myriad birds, including Thicknees, honey eaters, firetails, Monarchs, cormorant, etc. There is seating and picnic facilities nearby so wonderful for a children's outing. A truly lovely spot even with low water levels.

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Thank Sandra L
Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Platypus Park itself is really nothing much. There is a toilet block and a bit of a creek there, so its a nice spot for a coffee or picnic lunch. However, across the creek is the wonderful heritage Chinese Temple complex and the Old Post Office Gallery, which has local artists exhibitions which go for a month each. Across Herberton... More 

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Kuranda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

This was lovely and the grandkids really enjoyed themselves. They actually made so much racket about what they could see here and there. My grandaughter actually got off a rather nice photo of a platypus that actually popped its head up for a sticky-beak. I was personally a little dubious about the place on the outset, but overall this was... More 

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