Platypus House, Beauty Point

4.3
#11 of 110 in Wildlife in Tasmania
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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.
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  • Up close and personal interactions with the echidnas was amazing!! The platypus were active, and we could see them up close also. The staff were knowledgeable and warm. The facility was actively...  more »
  • Hubby and I went driving by Platypus House and wanted to go one of the tours but we didn't realise we needed a booking but the customer service was excellent as Sharon was able to put us in one of...  more »
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  • 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.

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