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Frank Bowers
Frank Bowers
lovely surroundings. curtious staff
Riccardo Agliano'
Riccardo Agliano'
Great place! We have been lucky enough to see multiple platypuses but, as the friendly guide told us, the animals are totally free therefore can wander wherever they feel like between the lake and the river. This means you might see them or not but in the latter case you don’t pay which shows great transparency by the management. Overall a very good experience worth the drive and the price, just 8.50$ pp! 5/5 26th August 2018
Marcia Fisher
Marcia Fisher
I wasn’t expecting to see platypus but we were pleasantly surprised by seeing about 5 or 6 playing in the water! It was the best! Also stopped for lunch, this was also terrific. All in all one of the best stops of our holiday.
Britt Smith
Britt Smith
Such a lovely place to spend the morning! And even if you aren't lucky enough to spot the illusive Platypus, it is still a great place to wander around, then sit for a drink or bite to eat at the cafe (which has amazing food) whilst looking out over the amazing view of the lakes! Staff were also super helpful and friendly!
Jo Walker
Jo Walker
Loved it. Beautiful place, great food and wonderful service. Worth the trip
Paula Wymbs
Paula Wymbs
We had a really yummy lunch today at Tarzali Lakes, huge meals, great prices, child friendly and exceptional service. We'll definitely be going back (regularly �)
Darren Wilson
Darren Wilson
Food was great , service was awesome highly recommend . Good choices on the menu for adults and children .
Karen Neven
Karen Neven
A beautiful setting. The food was delicious and plenty of it. The sevice was magnificent. Looking forward to returning with the grandkiddies.
Greg Dempster
Greg Dempster
The Australian Platypus Park is a hidden gem of the Tablelands. It’s a must for anyone holidaying in the Tablelands to visit. It’s genuinely unique with an exceptionally relaxing atmosphere and amazingly friendly staff that make you feel at home. The setting of the open cafe beside the lake, the fantastic food and drinks and the old fashioned country service provided are all the reasons you come to the tablelands, so make sure you drop in. You won’t want to leave.
Laney O'Neil
Laney O'Neil
Great coffee and service. Thanks to Matthew, he gave an excellent tour of the lake and spotted a juvenile platypus for us.
Jo Kell
Jo Kell
Great place, food nice service friendly & seeing the Platypus in the wild amazing, just be patient,the young female guide was friendly & had some interesting information to share. Highly recommend for locals & tourists
Cheryl Nielsen
Cheryl Nielsen
Great service and surroundings. Very friendly. Good prices and good menu for all day breakfast. Great coffee. Staying nearby for three weeks do will definitely be back for a coffee fix and to hopefully view the Platypus next time.
Degen Kriso
Degen Kriso
Had a great lunch the other day, the young lady who worked there took great care of us ,was awesome thank you , the Brazilian cherrys where great straight off the tree where yummo too ....will be back to sample your smoked small goods cheers
Chiao Yang
Chiao Yang
Friendly staff, amazing food and fantastic environment! Definitely will visit again!!!!!!!!!
Maree Evans
Maree Evans
Great Staff and food. The wildlife is gorgeous

Trip Advisor Reviews

thumb abbi M
  My sister and I went here in the early afternoon and were worried that this would not be a good time to see them. We arrived just in time for the tour where we were taken to the platypus viewing area and were lucky enough...More

thumb buzzine
  We had so much fun here, the guide was very informative, we sore 6 platypus's. The grounds are well maintained, great little restaurant and shop.

thumb Tara R
  I have stopped by the Platypus park before on a tour and this was my second visit. I loved watching the platypus however the stand out to me was the food. I treated myself to a home made pie for my birthday lunch which was...More

thumb kathy1932
  Lived in Australia all my life and this was the first time I’d seen a platypus! Been there twice in a month. Experience has been different each time as seen platypus in different spots, different times and different distance. Take binoculars or good zoom camera...More

thumb Jeff M
  V friendly staff who welcomed us on arrival. Had a ‘don’t see, don’t pay’ policy when we visited, but within minutes of walking down to the ‘ponds’ we saw a number of platypus. Fabulous to see this elusive creature in the wild. Also saw other...More

thumb tollytiger
  Called in yesterday for breakfast with family all meals were very well presented, great value and all agreed they were delicious. Staff very friendly and know there stuff. Highly recommend

thumb HROxon
  Situated just outside Tarzali. Entry fee $8 per adult but you only pay at end if you see a platypus. All platypus seen are in natural wild environment.. Short walk to viewing lake by Guide with informative platypus facts. They are the second rarest animal...More

thumb rcesare69
  I visited the Platypus Park in May 2017 on my own with my camera gear and took great photos of the platypus. I have now returned with my family and the place has changed so much for the better, with a lot of improvement to...More

thumb Helen C
  We are glad we visited for lunch, and platypus spotting. The young tour guide was very informative and enjoyed his tour. They don't charge if you don't see a platypus so that is good but we saw quite a few and took plenty of photos...More

thumb EllenaM
  I always thought platypus were nocturnal so it was a nice surprise to finally see live platypus. Normally at places like Taronga Zoo they are sleeping in their burrow There were a number around when we were there around midday. As our informative guide pointed...More

thumb Ghidusha
  We stumbled over this place by mistake and what a shame if we would have missed it!!!! We saw this rare animal in the wild... just popped its head within a few minutes of us getting there. Amazing! You pay the entrance ticket only if...More

thumb Shirley S
  What a beautiful well maintained setting overlooking the lake. We did not look for the platypus as it was raining and we were travelling back to Townsville but we did stop for a coffee and a bite to eat. Food was well presented and inexpensive....More

thumb Sam H
  A family group of six adults and two kids 12 and 8 - we just turned up shortly after 0900. Our visit was on a cool, overcast, misty, rainy morning. Quickly sorted by the lovely staff - coffee, milkshakes (to die for) and then the...More

thumb Yara H
  This place was really special. It’s not often you get to see animals honestly in a non Manufactured environment. Here the platypus are free to roam and chose this place because of its perfect natural habitat. Nothing like a zoo - beautiful grounds to walk...More

thumb BromsgroveAnnie
  Sunday morning, nice setting and the weather was good. We didn’t see any ( females probably hatch/looking after young) but the young ranger Matt was very knowledgeable and there is an information film at the cafe. We weren’t charged as they (presumably knew) the chance...More

thumb fional943
  Rarely is it easy to spot a platypus in the wild anywhere in Australia, Generally, they are found on private land and farmers keep quiet, to protect these shy animals in the wild. That was certainly the case with those that lived on our farm,...More

thumb grahame7002
  We never expected to be able to see a platypus in the wild and would have considered ourselves lucky if we had. Then we found this place and the ranger who took us on our tour was showing us these creatures within 5 minutes. One...More

thumb HannahBridget17
  We had such a lovely day. Our guide was friendly, we spied some platypus and then had a delicious lunch! Will be back to taste more items on the menu next time we visit the tablelands.

thumb AussiePD
  I have read with interest some of the reviews and agree that the ranger only stayed with us for around 15 minutes after we arrived at the lake site. Well that was exactly what he had explained would happen. As we went down to the...More

thumb Peta H
  If you just want to see the platypus then yes but be patient and your guide leaves after 30 mins but you can stay as long as you want. Don't expect to go fishing as it is only one group at a time, then there...More

Google Places Reviews

Антон Толкунов
Антон Толкунов
06:38 21 Jan 18
We’ve seen a juvenile female platypus today! She was so cute swimming in the lilies, that def made our day! Thanks to the guide we had, she gave us some valuable information about platypus and led us to the viewing point.
Meaghan Stewart
Meaghan Stewart
07:05 04 Jan 18
Had a lovely morning, our guide Sidney was friendly and knowledgeable, saw some platypus 🙂 plus had really good coffee at the cafe. Fantastic experience
Jennifer Walker
Jennifer Walker
10:38 23 Oct 17
Great little place.. Unfortunately we didn't get to see any platypus but we still enjoyed having a coffee by the Lake served by very a freindly staff member (I believe he to be the owner or manager)... Worth dropping in for sure.
Mark Green
Mark Green
23:07 11 Jul 17
What a great place for everyone wanting to see the shy platypus. We had a fun couple of hours watching the platypus at this very pleasant location. A beautiful dam for the platypus and we saw 4 or 5 different animals - some up very close- 3-4 meters. A special mention to our young guide Matthew who give us a very informative introduction to these fascinating animals and tips for how to spot them. There is a good cafe there serving good hot & cold food. Can recommend both the coffee and cakes.
Matthew Seddon
Matthew Seddon
04:15 20 Jan 18
You need to buy a ticket to go view the platypus lair, however you only pay if you actually see anything. They were also kind enough to tell us beforehand if it was a good viewing day or not (at the time it wasn't), so we didn't have to waste time.
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