Warrawee Platypus Tours, Latrobe

See live platypus in their natural envoronment. Bookings required, tours run daily early morning or on dusk seven days a week.

The Warrawee Forest Reserve provides a unique insight into the Australian bush but perhaps its best attraction is the mystical, lovable and fascinating Australian native mammal ��� the Platypus. It is one of the best in Australia to see platypus in the wild.

The Reserve boasts a 5 km walking track, three ponds stocked with trout, two parklands with barbecues and tables. The parklands and walking track were created from disused quarries and rubbish dumps.

The rare and wholly protected giant freshwater lobster also makes its home in the Mersey River and inlets whilst the highly manoeuvrable grey goshawk hunts amongst the forest. Insects love the still air above the Myrtle Ponds. Bats, flying and feeding after sunset in the warmer months, are also worth watching for.

Several animals, including Tasmanian bettongs, now extinct on the mainland due to predators, can be seen at Warrawee. The most popular however, is the Platypus.

Location: tours depart from Bells Pde, River Rd, Latrobe. For Warrawee tour bookings, more information or general enquiries phone (03) 6421 4699 or visit Latrobe Visitor Information Centre, 48 Gilbert Street, Latrobe.

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