A male platypus resting in the arms of a keeper

Wade with the Platypus

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Call 1300 966 784


$226.00 per person (excludes general admission)

$203.40 Zoo Members


Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11.15am

Group size

Exclusive for two people


People under 16 years must be accompanied by a full paying adult. Children under 12 years are unable to participate in the session. You will need to be physically capable of getting into and out of a shallow pool.

Play with a platypus during this exclusive close-up encounter.

Try your hand at being the animal’s keeper in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

After a quick video presentation and briefing from the keepers, you’ll wade in the animal’s ‘play pool’ and have the opportunity to amuse, feed and take a photo of one of these unique little creatures.

This experience is extremely popular, be sure to book early!