Open
Open 9am – 5pm every day of the year
Free Tales from Platypus Creek
11:15 am every day

The Platypus Track introduces you to our delightful platypus friends at Healesville Sanctuary. Come face-to-face with these unique little Australians in our interactive show and see them play with keepers, splash around and get tummy rubs!

Visit these foragers in their riverside environment and see that they're not as shy as you'd think!

Platypus

The furry Platypus is a unique little creature found in water with vegetation that's good for burrowing. When swimming, their eyes and ears are closed, while their leathery bill detects electrical impulses from their prey. Male platypuses have a venomous spur on the inside of their hind leg that can really hurt!
Conservation Status
Near Threatened