Platypus House

Platypus House��has a rare and unique display of platypuses, water rats, butterflies, creepy crawlies and echidnas.��It is the only venue in Tasmania where visitors can watch Tasmanian Platypuses and Echidnas in daylight conditions in an indoor setting.

Echidnas (and platypuses) learn quickly; their intelligence has been compared favourably with that of cats and rats. You will be able to observe this learning ability for yourselves during your tour as our echidnas come over to be fed by their keepers on having their names called. They are also curious about new objects entering their garden: handbags, children���s prams and camera cases become potential burrows or climbing frames for our inquisitive echidnas if left unattended!

Where Is it?

Inspection Head Wharf, Beauty Point,, which is 6 km south of Beaconsfield, 47 km north west of Launceston, 244 km north of Hobart.


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