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Platypus House

  • Platypus House
  • Platypus House

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. Learn and be amazed about the biology of both mammals and how they live. Have fun choosing a memento 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 a 40-minute drive north of Launceston (44 km).

Opening Times: Daily: 0900 - 1600 (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday).

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Adult: $23.00, Child: $9.00, Family: $55.00, Concession: $20.00

(03) 6383 4884


200 Flinders Street, Inspection Head Wharf, Beauty Point, Tasmania, 7270

  • Facilities
  • Activities
  • Experiences
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Coach Parking
  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
  • Parking for the Disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
  • First aid equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Guide
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Public Toilet
  • Tour Desk
  • Art Painting
  • Platypus Viewing
  • Marine Animal swimming
  • Animal Viewing
  • Marine Animal watching
  • Educational Tourism
  • Environmental
  • Flora/Fauna
  • Marine
  • Nature based
  • Science and Technology
  • Wildlife