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The Peterson Creek Walking Track

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A must do! A gentle walk under a bridge and along the river bank. Platypus inhabit the river and we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
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platypus galore

The walk is one of the best areas to see several of these little animals. Sometimes you only have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Yungaburra, Queensland, Australia
+61 1300 366 361
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must do! A gentle walk under a bridge and along the river bank. Platypus inhabit the river and we saw one after a short time. The signs said they mate on the surface in June so if we went back we’d try and go...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zulu747
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk is one of the best areas to see several of these little animals. Sometimes you only have to wait on one spot before they surface or come paddeling by. Next to the suspension bridge is an old boiler to power the steampump that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank huys25
Reviewed 6 November 2018

It is so great to find a place where Platypus are so visible. It's a nice walk & lovely environment for them. We sat still on a quiet part of the bank & waited to see some disturbance on the surface of the water. It...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MoonRock181
Reviewed 30 October 2018

My husband has never seen a platypus so we decided to walk along this trail to stalk them. We arrived one afternoon a little too early however decided to look and walk anyway - no luck. We came back the next day and 'bingo' almost...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JDVM
Reviewed 13 October 2018

I saw two platypus straight up so was very excited, but unfortunately I didn't see any more during the hour I spent there. However it was lovely exploring along the creek, with picnic tables and seat scattered along the way to sit and wait for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Liz H
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Wonderful walking trail with multiple places to stop and watch for platypus. The trail is an easy walk and there are benches along the trail to stop and patiently watch the creek for a platypus or two swimming by. We saw several and had a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank polobear99
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Travelled around Oz up and down East coast, tassie etc never seen platypus. Saw 5 on afternoon walk along Peterson Creek. Common as ... Trees well labeled and the walk is a circuit. Most of the yungaburra area has platypus just easier to see on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rlnrt
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and head to Peterson Creek and check out the platypus . This is walking distance from my favorite place to stay in the hinterlands- Kookaburra Lodge

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LisaH4031
Reviewed 6 September 2018

I'm amazed this place isn't better known. We loved it. Gorgeous walk and we saw 4 platypus including 2 that we got to watch for around 15 minutes. I'm Australian and this was my first time to see them in the wild. Fantastic!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kaminoge
Reviewed 20 July 2018

What a great walk and a lovely way to view the platypus in the river. Great job done by, dedicated locals.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kerry B
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