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 tours, fishing, 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.

We also host special events such as weddings, birthday and Christmas parties, staff functions and community fundraisers.

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

Park & Cafe Hours
Smokehouse Cafe open every day 8am to 4pm
Platypus Tours every day between 9am to 4pm
Including public holidays.

Buses by prior arrangement

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

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

You can also purchase many of our smoked goods from the smokehouse cafe along with local honey. However availability can be seasonal or limited.

Open from 8 am for Breakfast.

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Platypus Guided Tours

Watch the Platypus at play

The Australian Platypus Park is home to a thriving platypus population and these wonderful creatures can be found in a spring fed pond surrounded by lush tropical vegetation.

All Platypus viewing is done through a guided tour with our friendly qualified ranger. All tours start at the Smokehouse Cafe and run every 30 minutes.

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It is a privilege to camp at Tarzali lakes and we have only limited camping sites available with a maximum of 8 people at any one time.

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“Guaranteed to See”
I wanted to see one so bad. So when we saw this advertised. I said we are going there. We came and we saw. They are here. You walk down to the pond they are in and eventually they will start swimming around and you will see them. Hard to catch on camera, but they are there. Yu can fish here too, but I only wanted to see the platypus.

hazelr918 Corning, New York

“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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