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Platypus House

Platypus House is a unique attraction being the only venue in Tasmania where visitors can watch LIVE Tasmanian Platypuses and Echidnas in daylight conditions in an indoor setting. Visitors are guaranteed to see these spectacular egg laying mammals actively feeding during your guided tour of platypus ponds and echidna garden. You are assured of many great photographic opportunities to help you remember your living world experience.
Open daily 9:30am - 4:00pm. Tours depart at regular intervals. During winter (June to August) reduced opening hours 10:00am - 3:30pm
See the world's strangest animal LIVE, up close and personal.

A living world experience at your fingertips. Tasmanian Platypuses and Echidnas...marvel at this LIVE display of Tasmanian wildlife.

Platypus House is a unique Tasmanian attraction being the only venue where visitors may watch Tasmanian Platypuses and Echidnas in daylight conditions in an indoor setting.

Platypus House has been established to advance both community awareness about Tasmanian Platypuses and Echidnas, and science.

On every tour your friendly guide will inform you all about these beautiful egg laying mammals. You are guaranteed to see our animals actively feeding and playing during your tour. Before or after your tour you can enjoy browsing through the Interpretation Room or sit back, relax and watch a 15 minute film about platypuses in the Theatrette.

On site we have a Cafe where you can enjoy great coffee or Tasmanian Gelato icecream, whilst taking in the views of the Tamar River or simply buy a gift to remember your experience at Platypus House from our extensive Gift Shop.

Admission Prices:
Adults $23
Concession (Pensioner, Senior, Student 17+) $20
Child (4 - 16 yrs inclusive) $9
Infant (3 and under) Free of Charge
Family (2 adults 3 children) $55
Group rates are available on application

Come, enjoy and learn from this unique, LIVE Tasmanian attraction only 48km north of Launceston, in the heart of the Tamar Valley, located on the wharf at Beauty Point. Ample parking is available on the wharf.

Next door is Seahorse World and 5 minutes away is Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre.


Platypus House is located 48km north of Launceston along the western bank of the Tamar River on the wharf at Beauty Point. From Launceston travel north on the West Tamar Highway through Exeter and Beaconsfield before arriving in Beauty Point.