Platypus Cottage is a self-contained studio apartment at Ellendale in the Derwent Valley, Tasmania. Ellendale is about 80 minutes drive north-west of Hobart.
Platypus Cottage is a new replica ‘turn of the century’ cottage in a secluded and private green valley tucked away in lush garden surrounds against a running stream.
Relax and enjoy modern conveniences of this very well appointed self-contained cottage. It is primarily set up for couples and can accommodate up to four guests. Breakfast provisions are provided.
Platypus Cottage is on a large cattle farm, with a cherry orchard, great if you’re staying in the cherry season! Explore the bushland and breathtaking views of the southern midlands and across to Mt Field National Park and south to Mt Wellington. Take a stroll beside the river and you may have a chance to see a platypus. A short drive will take you to the pristine rainforest and alpine areas of Mt Field and surrounds.
Platypus Cottage is an ideal and friendly stopover between Strahan and Hobart, and a perfect base to experience Mt Field National Park, along with the beautiful Derwent Valley, Lake St Clair, Lake Pedder and the historic towns of the southern midlands.