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Lunch with Platypus

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Tour Details

A ½ day guided tour where we look for the iconic Duck-billed Platypus and the less well known but equally bizarre Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo.

Cost

AU$220.00 per person (minimum 2 people)

Pick up time

To be arranged on booking. This will depend on where your accommodation is situated.

Drop off time

To be arranged at time of booking and will depend on where your accommodation is situated.

Price Includes

  • Wildlife Tour guide
  • Transport in comfortable 4WD air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance Fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel Pickup & drop off

Price Excludes

  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Complementaries

  • Complimentary Water in vehicle
What to Expect

A ½ day tour with an experienced wildlife guide.

We suggest you bring with you:

  • comfortable covered walking shoes - while there are no major hikes during this tour there will be some walking on potentially rough paths
  • Lightweight long sleeved shirt and long trousers- some rainforest plants can be rather scratchy
  • Lightweight raingear
  • Jumper or sweatshirt for higher altitudes particularly in winter
  • Hat
  • Sunblock
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera and binoculars
Sample Itinerary
A ½ day guided tour with an experienced wildlife guide where we look for the iconic Duck-billed Platypus and the less well known but equally bizarre Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo.
Map

8:00 - 8:30amHotel Pick up

Pickup from your hotel will be after breakfast and will depend on where you are staying.

Tree Kangaroo Search

On the way up through the Southern Tablelands we will call in at some sites where Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroos are seen regularly. A short nature walk will be taken through the rainforest in the hope of seeing them.

Platypus viewing

While there are several sites we can check out to look for Platypus those at one site we will visit are regularly seen throughout the day. Sometimes a bit of patience is required as they are wild animals.

Platypus – these bizarre aquatic mammals belong to one of two families of egg laying mammals known as monotremes – the other is the echidnas which are also found in Australia. The male Platypus has a poisonous spur on its hind leg, no other mammal is equipped with poison barbs. They can be found in practically any clean stream on the Tablelands but are shy and crepuscular so are often difficult to see.

Lunch

This will be near to the platypus site and viewing can continue after lunch if required.

Hotel drop off

After lunch we will make our way back to your accommodation stopping at some interesting sites along the way if time allows.

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