At Platypus House, you can experience an amazing animal from very close and in a very personal way. While there, you can see live platypuses and echidnas both playing and feeding. The place was established to increase understanding and awareness about monotremes, making it a great educational visit for school kids, families, and community groups. Photography is welcome. The onsite cafe, which overlooks the Tamar River, offers coffee and a selection of gifts. Using our international travel planner, Beauty Point attractions like Platypus House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Tours to Platypus House
Tasmania Sightseeing Pass: Flexi 3 Pass BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $84
Duration: 90 days
Tasmania 13 Day Premium Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $3,440
Duration: 13 days
Platypus House Reviews
Great attraction to get up close to curious platypus & echidna's in small groups and learn all about them from passionate staff. Hard to spot out in the wild Platypus House is the next best option as ... more »
Natürlich bietet das Haus die Möglichkeit, Schnabeltiere und Ameisenigel aus nächster Nähe zu sehen. Leider nicht in einer natürlichen Umgebung. Man erhält einige Informationen über beide Arten und di... more »Of course, the house offers the possibility to see beaked animals and ant urchins up close. Unfortunately not in a natural environment. You get some information about both types and the guide was quite extensive. In addition, we found the price for the tour a little too high, sometimes we had seen both species in the wild.
Amazing location right on the Tamar. The tour was excellent and had the kids engaged. My daughter was so delighted with the up close and personal encounter with the echidnas that she may have wet herself. Sorry about that. Good coffee!
The wharf warehouse seems like an unlikely place for a platypus museum but it was a good visit. The tour guide seemed quite knowledgeable on all things monotreme and got the kids on the tour engaged. The price is steep for the time you get but I certainly wasn’t looking for more time in the enclosure. I would have preferred the animals be kept in something that more closely resembles their natural habitat.
Places to stay near Platypus House
Plan your trip to Beauty Point
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Beauty Point
Side trips from Beauty Point
Plans to Platypus House by other users
22 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Launceston BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 34 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium