Welcome to the Australian Platypus Park

Platypus — Camping — Smokehouse Cafe

Open every day 8am to 4pm including public holidays

The Park and its natural surroundings are a place of interest for families and groups wanting to participate in activities such as platypus viewing, camping and dining at the Smokehouse Cafe.

If you are touring the region, please consider Tarzali Lakes as a worthy stopover that will provide something of interest and enjoyment for everyone.

Functions for small groups can be catered for. 

Enjoy our licensed Smokehouse Cafe with a range of good value meals, wine, beer, and softdrinks.

Park & Cafe Hours
Smokehouse Cafe open every day 8am to 4pm
Platypus viewing every day between 9am to 4pm (last entry)
Including public holidays.

Christmas hours
     Christmas Eve 24th Dec — 8am to 2pm
     Christmas Day 25th Dec — Closed
     Boxing Day 26th Dec — 10am to 4pm

Buses by prior arrangement

For the latest information including any changed park hours please visit our Facebook page for the latest postings.

The Smokehouse Cafe

Dine in the comfort of knowing that many of our ingredients are sourced locally and our smoked goods range is produced right here by Sausage King Champion Dave Hoffman.

Licensed — You can now enjoy a wine or beer with your meal.

You can also purchase many of our smoked goods from the smokehouse cafe.

Open from 8 am for Breakfast and Lunch.

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Platypus Guided Viewing

Watch the Platypus at play

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 globe.

All Platypus viewings are escorted by our friendly qualified ranger.
Groups depart from the Smokehouse Cafe every 30 minutes.

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Camping at Tarzali Lakes is a unique experience. The area is a wildlife habitat, without the hustle and bustle of a large camping area, as we have a maximum of 8 people at any one time.

Camping is temporarily closed for seasonal maintenance.
When camping re-opens we will update everyone on facebook and the website.

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Tarzali Lakes Smokehouse

The Tarzali Lakes Smokehouse

Enjoy our range of fully flavoured handcrafted smoke products, combined with a unique blend of local Australian native herbs and spaces. These tasty treats are all produced in-house using only the freshest quality ingredients prepared by our own master smoker, Dave Hoffman.

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“Fantastic place”
Love this place! Reasonably priced food with huge servings. Friendly, welcoming staff and beautiful surroundings. Will definitely be back!

Anastasia S

“Wonderful day! Not to be missed!!”
We visited The Australian Platypus Park yesterday with our young kids (3,7,10,12) and we had a fantastic day. Although these animals are shy and rare, we saw at least 5!!!We also had a really nice lunch with wonderful views to the lake.
Great service of the friendly staff, Highly recommended

Udi and Shira

“Glad I had my camera with a zoom!”
I am an amateur photographer and I love the challenge of capturing wild life on my camera. I could not imagine anything more challenging than photographing a platypus.

Romano Cesare , Venice, Italy

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