Platypus House, Beauty Point

4.3
#11 of 111 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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  • Had a great time here Guide was very informative and friendly Animals were well looked after and seemed to enjoy the interaction Staff went out of their way to accommodate us and made us very...  more »
  • Well priced 1 hour tour. Most informative - time goes quickly! If you are doing the Tamar Drive /Tasman bridge loop, do yourself a favour and call in here! Small Cafe and souvenirs- try the Ice...  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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