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).Check Availablity and Rates
Access Without Assistance for the Disabled, Cafe, Car park, Coach Parking, First aid equipment, Free Wi-Fi Internet Access, Guide, Interpretive Centre, Parking for the Disabled, Public Toilet, Toilet facilities for the Disabled, Tour Desk
Animal Viewing, Art and Craft
Educational Tourism, Flora/Fauna, Marine, Nature based, Science and Technology, Wildlife