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Think the Platypus is a shy and reclusive creature? Think again! Tales from Platypus Creek lets you see Platypus as they have never been seen before.

Come face-to-face with Healesville Sanctuary’s most iconic species in a world-first interactive Platypus show. Observe Platypus as they interact with keepers, play in the water and even enjoy having their tummies tickled!

Not only will you see Platypus in a unique riverside tank environment in our brand new amphitheatre, but you will also get to meet some of their special animal friends.  You will hear stories of amazing waterway adventures and learn about how you can contribute to saving the Platypus’ natural environment.

Tales from Platypus Creek runs twice daily on weekends and once each day during the week. The show is free with general admission and kids under 16 years get free entry to the Sanctuary all school holidays!

This project is co-funded by the Australian Government under T-QUAL grants.


Please note: On Wednesday 15 November the Tales from Platypus Creek show will be running at 1.15pm, rather than the usual time of 11.15am.

Event details

11.15am weekdays. 11.15am and 1.30pm on weekends and school holidays. 1.15pm on Wednesday 15 November only.
Daily at Healesville Sanctuary
Healesville Sanctuary

Free with General Admission

Limited seating. Please note that phone bookings cannot be accepted. Arrive 10 minutes before the show to make sure you get a seat.