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Platypus Viewing Platform

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A great place to see Platypus in the wild!

If you love wildlife then this is a must! The best time to see them is late afternoon or early... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ecovanlife
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Cairns, Australia
Very Special

We came all the way from UK to Oz for 2 weeks holiday and took a gamble to drive to this place... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
stuartlondon2015
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love wildlife then this is a must! The best time to see them is late afternoon or early evening. They tend to be more active at this time. We were lucky enough to see 4 of them just before sunset, eating small crustations...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ecovanlife
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We came all the way from UK to Oz for 2 weeks holiday and took a gamble to drive to this place. AMAZING! We saw 3 and they came out the water, we saw one rolling on its back playing and I even got a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stuartlondon2015
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Went at dusk and saw a couple of platypus. Easy to spot. Also saw a turtle. There is a viewing platform but we saw platypus further down along the short walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jenny918
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Mary and I sat by the creek’s edge, completely immersed in our search. Eyes scanned side to side for any signs of movement. We were at Yungaburra, the Ghost Town, not to seek spirits, but a more ancient spirit of this land. We did not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kire M
Reviewed 13 October 2018

As anyone who has ever seen one will attest, there are no guarantees. But it is only a few minutes walk from town and no hardship trying. - fortunately, we have been here several times and seen them often but still get a thrill when...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We went to the platypus platform hoping to see some platypus in the wild. We had luck seeing two. They are much smaller than I expected and very skittish. Keep you phone on silent and try not to make any noise.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank chasetravelers
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We stopped at the platform just on dusk but didn't see anything, but decided to go for a walk along the river and were eventually rewarded by seeing several platypus at different locations. It was awesome to see them in the wild.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cassie W
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Obviously wildlife doesn’t appear to order or arrive at certain times but we were lucky enough to see the gorgeous creatures up close and personal for nearly an hour. They didn’t seem to be bothered by the small crowd gathered to see them - they...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Monkdey
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Took my relatives from Switzerland to see the platypus in Yungaburra. We arrived just after 3pm,saw 2 platypus along the river (5-10 minute walk under the bridge). We also happened to see a tree kangaroo high up in the tree tops. It was spectacular.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Laura s
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We initially arrived at 4pm and waited/watched for 20-30 minutes before deciding to return at dusk (after food). Returning around 5:45pm we initially watched from the viewing platform, after about 10 minutes one of our group moved away from the platform(crossed the river via the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alan R
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