Platypus House is located 48km north of Launceston along the western bank of the Tamar River on the wharf at Beauty Point.
Platypus House is a unique attraction being the only venue in Tasmania where visitors can watch Tasmanian Platypuses and Echidnas in daylight conditions in an indoor setting. Visitors are guaranteed to see these spectacular egg laying mammals actively feeding during their guided tour and you are assured of many great photographic opportunities.
Entrance fee includes:
# A 35 minute fully guided tour of platypus ponds to watch platypuses feeding and playing, including a walk through the echidna garden to see echidnas foraging in a bushland setting
# A Theatrette showing a 15 minute film on platypuses
# An Interpretation Centre explaining the biology of both platypuses and echidnas (Monotreme family)
# A Café with excellent beverages and friendly staff overlooking the magnificent Tamar River
# A Gift Shop with a wide selection of gifts and postcards to remember a fantastic living world experience
# John Temple Picture Gallery
# All of the venue is Wheel Chair friendly, including Toilets
# Ample parking in available on the wharf
Entrance fee details:
# Adult rate $24.50
# Concession rate $22(valid for Senior/Pensioner/Student)
# Child rate $10 (valid for children aged 4 - 16 yrs inclusive)
# Children aged 3 and under are free of charge
# Family rate $59 (valid for 2 adults and up to 3 children)
# Group rates are available on application via phone or email
We are open 7 days per week. Closed Christmas Day. Opening Hours 10am - 3:30pm. Tours depart at regular intervals throughout the day. First tour commences at 10:00am with last tour commencing 3:30pm.