A male platypus resting in the arms of a keeper.

Wade with the Platypus

Temporarily cancelled

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$250.00 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$225.00 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.

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Temporarily cancelled

All animal encounters have been cancelled until further notice. More information

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 see these unique little creatures swimming through the water.

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

Zoo entry not included. Be sure to also book your entry tickets for the same date as your encounter.