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Healesville Sanctuary Wade with the Platypus

Experience being a Platypus keeper

  • Show Mobile E-Voucher
  • Join In Group Tour
  • 1-2 Travelers
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • 45-60 Mins Duration
  • English
  • Free Cancelation - 30 Days Notice
  • Experience what its like to be a Platypus keeper and play, tickle and feed Platypus
  • Get VIP seats to the Tales from Platypus Creek show
  • Learn about this rare and unique Australian mammal
  • Inclusive of entry to Healesville Sanctuary

US$ 156 169

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What To Expect

Lesser known than its fellow Aussie koala, is the platypus, it looks like a cross between a duck, otter and beaver and is unique to Australia. This cute mammal is only one of two mammals in the world who lay eggs. In this rare encounter, you'll have the opportunity to be a platypus keeper with one other person and waddle into the platypus play area to tickle, play and feed them. You'll have exclusive front row seats to the platypus show and afterwards, spend the rest of the day exploring all the other native Australian animals at Healesville Sanctuary as regular admission is included!

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Get front row, VIP seats at the platypus show
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
  • **Please note: **this activity is easily booked out. If we are unable to confirm your booking on the date selected, we will suggest an alternative date or provide a full refund
Package Options

Package Options:

Ticket + Wade with the Platypus
  • Entry ticket to Healesville Sanctuary
  • VIP seating at 'Tales from Platypus Creek' show
  • 15 minutes face-to-face contact with platypus
  • Valid for both adults and children


  • Experience times: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun at 11:15am
  • Enjoy the exciting 'Tales from Platypus Creek' show
  • You will be taken into the working environment of the Sanctuary and enter the Platypus pool after listening to a platypus visitor presentation
  • Enjoy your time touching, feeding and playing with this amazing Australian mammal
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Age limit for this activity: Age 12
  • Because platypus are very unique species, so each experience is strictly limitied to 2 participants
  • Depending on the animals' behavior on the day, experiences may vary
  • Participants need to be physically capable of getting into and out of a shallow pool with the use of a pool wall ladder and without assistanc
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or an electronic voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

Important Notes:

  • As these animals are sensitive to bright light, there is to be no flash photography during the experience
  • As these animals are sensitive to odour, please do not wear perfume before coming to the santuary
  • Please wear flat, enclosed shoes

How To Get There:

  • Address: Healesville Sanctuary World of Platypus and Platypus Creek
From Melbourne CBD by car:
  • Only one hour drive from Melbourne CBD to Healesville. Take the Eastern Freeway out of Melbourne, drive east along Maroondah Highway and turn right into Badger Creek Road. From there, road signage will guide you to the destination
Public Transpotation:
  • Catch a train from CBD to Lilydale station and then catch bus 685 to Healesville, there a connecting bus (686 towards Badger Creek) will take you to the destination
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 30 days prior to the activity
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