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The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes

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Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Numerous Platypus sightings

Stopped in here during our Tablelands drive tour, after visiting Millaa Millaa falls. No guide... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
A good afternoon

We were told the guide was ill, and we would only have to pay if we saw any platypus. We did, we... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Cairns, Australia
via mobile
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The Australian Platypus Park is home to a thriving platypus population. These wonderful creatures can be found in a spring fed pond surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. This magnificent setting draws in enthusiastic visitors from all over the...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
912 Millaa Millaa-Malanda Rd | Minbun, Malanda, Queensland 4885, Australia
+61 7 4097 2713
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While staying nearby it was suggested to visit for lunch. We did and the food is amazing. The salad and the burgers are incredibly tasty. The smoked goods are brilliant. We have had many coffees on the tablelands and here was by far the best....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leon T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You know you’re going to have a fantastic day when you see platypus...all around you!! Usually these are super shy animals, but the ones that live here are so used to people that they aren’t afraid! Wild platypus that just do their own thing as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MeghanJMitchell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here during our Tablelands drive tour, after visiting Millaa Millaa falls. No guide available, but gave us the opportunity to spot Platypus almost wild for no charge. Very pleasant lakes and numerous sightings of the wee beasties. Excellent steak sandwich lunch in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pete-uk-2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guide does leave every half hour to the small lake where the Platypus do swim. He does give information about the animal and leave us behind. We could decide when we want to go back. We did visit in the morning at 10:30 and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 341JanT
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Even though the platypus park is perfect for young families we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and quiet serenity of this venue. There's a cafe with friendly staff and good value food in beautiful surroundings. Its a bit remote to get to but that is the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Kerrylee M
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We didn't get to do see the platypus as we got rained out. We will definitely be back as the customer service is fantastic. The food was delicious and fresh and the young lady that served us was so attentive to every person that came...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank theashtrees
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We were told the guide was ill, and we would only have to pay if we saw any platypus. We did, we received a discount and then ordered lunch. The burgers and fries were great, as was the service and attention. We were even invited...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stephenmthwaites
Reviewed 13 October 2018

You are guaranteed to see platypus at the park...you don't have to pay if you don't. I saw so many platypus in this natural setting it was crazy. I ended up deleting about twenty videos because I ended up with so many to choose from!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Liz H
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Since we wanted to see platypus in its natural habitat, we decided to visit the park. Since the viewing tour is every 30 min , we decided to have lunch. They do have a decent selection and we ended up ordering the Tarzali Burger and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 7325chinthakaj
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

My sister and I went here in the early afternoon and were worried that this would not be a good time to see them. We arrived just in time for the tour where we were taken to the platypus viewing area and were lucky enough...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Catherine G
30 August 2018|
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Response from PaulCrameri | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi Catherine, Platypus guided tours Adults 13+ years $8.50 Children 3 to 12 years $6.00 Children under 3 years free All Platypus viewings are conducted by a qualified ranger. I wish you a great day at the Australian... More
Vanessa K
17 August 2017|
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Response from PaulCrameri | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
You are welcome anytime between 9am and 4pm. Platypus viewing takes place every half hour. Our ranger, Garth will take you to the platypus lake and tell you about the platypus. I wish you a good day.
16 May 2016|
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Response from RHughesAUS | Property representative |
We are located on the southern part of the Atherton Tablelands, betwenn Milla Milla and Malanda. Unfortunately we are not reachable by public transport and it would be best to contact various tour operators to see if they do... More