Side view of a brown platypus swimming through the water.

Platypus Discovery

Cost

$250 per person (excludes zoo entry)  

Availability

Fridays and Saturdays at 2pm (duration approx. 30 mins)

Restrictions

Minimum age to participate is 8 years.

Limited to 2 people.

Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult with one adult to one children ratio.

Fitted face masks are to be worn during the experience.

Read the full terms and conditions

Enter the world of the cryptic Platypus in this awe-inspiring encounter.

Strap on waders and follow a Platypus expert into the Sanctuary’s World of Platypus, where you will quietly sit on the riverbank.

As your eyes adjust to the dim-lit setting, ideal for this mostly nocturnal animal, feel the cool temperature of the environment, and hear the water stream trickle in the distance.

Although unfamiliar for many people, this is a world where Platypus senses thrive.

You will work with a Platypus expert to offer a sprinkle of food in the water to see if the Platypus chooses to forage and explore around you.

This awe-inspiring experience allows time to discover all  about this incredible native species by observing its natural behaviours. Learn more from the specialists who care for the cryptic monotreme and the work being done to protect the species across Victoria.

Note: The Platypus has complete choice and control at all times during this experience.

In partnership with Melbourne Water