Platypus House offers the opportunity to view live platypuses and echidnas at Beauty Point, Tasmania. Marvel at these unique animals in daylight conditions in an indoor setting.
Tasmanian platypuses and echidnas are unique and cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. You are guaranteed to see both these spectacular egg-laying mammals actively feeding and playing during the guided tour. The tour begins with viewing platypuses in platypus ponds before walking through the echidna garden to see echidnas foraging in a bushland setting. The interpretation centre explains the biology of both mammals. As well as the 35-minute tour, you can view a platypus film in the theatrette, browse through the information centre, purchase from the gift shop and enjoy a coffee from the café overlooking the Tamar River. Japanese and Chinese language information sheets are available.
Platypus House has been established to advance both the science and community awareness of these two unique animals.
Platypus House sits on the western banks of the Tamar River at Beauty Point, about 40-minutes’ drive north of Launceston (44 kilometres/27 miles).