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Platypus House

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200 Flinders St, Beauty Point, Tasmania 7270, Australia
+61 3 6383 4884
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Welcome to Platypus House. The only place in the world you can experience this amazing animal up close and personal. A Tasmanian natural living world experience not to be missed. Watch both live platypuses and echidnas in daylight and undercover!
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seahorse world” (99 reviews)
“triple pass” (30 reviews)
“short film” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
200 Flinders St, Beauty Point, Tasmania 7270, Australia
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+61 3 6383 4884
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"seahorse world"
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"triple pass"
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"short film"
in 8 reviews
"guided tour"
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"tour starts"
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"tongue"
in 10 reviews
"close encounter"
in 6 reviews
"australian animals"
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"natural environment"
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"informative guide"
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"gift shop"
in 14 reviews
"unique experience"
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"amazing animals"
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"well worth the visit"
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"tamar valley"
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"echidna"
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"tanks"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband & I visited the Platypus house it cost just under $50 for seniors. We learnt a couple of things the guide was good but I think the price was too much the tour lasted 35 mins - I think $15 to $18 would...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little place to visit. Staff were very knowledgeable. The tour was informative and interesting. Loved having the echidna's walk around at our feet. Good value activity

Thank NurseKellie23
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour turned out to be better than expected, we all enjoyed it heaps, tour guide was great, thought it was just platypus but near the end of tour got to see the cute echidnas too, a bonus, well worth a visit

Thank 29Kathie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing animal is the Platypus. It was a great experience to get up and close to these unique animals. The staff are highly qualified and love their work, making it a real pleasure to listen to them and ask questions. We also loved...More

Thank GayeC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit and learn all about platypus and echidna. Very informative tour and at the end get to sick on the floor while and echidna has his/her lunch right beside you. We purchased the Tamar Triple Park Pass and all three attractions are...More

Thank AnnieFamily98
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an interesting and educational experience. The presentation was lucid and the "floor show" by the Echidnas amusing. Worth a visit!

Thank Terry B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great commentary about the platypus and echidna. Close up view of the platypus swimming in tanks. Then we went and watched the echidna being fed. Had to stand still as some waddled over our feet. Great close up view. Would recommend a visit.

Thank _mahickey
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

With very clean toilets, a cafe and a gift shop Platypus House was a terrific experience, and would be for adults and children alike. We had a great tour guide and saw platypus and some gorgeous echidnas who walk around between us. Excellent.

Thank D_Walton2013
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This was an excellent place to learn about Platypus and Echidnas. You get to see several Platypus swimming around in large water tanks ( water was very clear). Our guide was excellent he was passionate about the topic and provided an interesting talk on both...More

Thank Meredith M
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Very interesting guided tour with lots to see glad we made the effort to visit on not a very good day. The echidna were very special.

Thank philip t
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Casey C
22 July 2017|
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Response from Peter G | Property representative |
No need to book, tours run every 45 minutes .
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geniecox
4 March 2017|
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Response from Peter G | Property representative |
The price for 2 adults is $49.00 (24.50 each) This includes tour .
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974Sadie
26 November 2015|
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Response from Mike v | Reviewed this property |
Best to contact Platypus House and ask, they will know.
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