The Australian Platypus Park

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When it comes to things to do in Cairns the Atherton Tablelands are a top choice for natural beauty and the region is home to many special locations and surprises. One of these gems… The Australian Platypus Park.

If it’s activities you’re after, the Platypus Park is certainly able to accommodate! Visitors have a broad selection of activities to choose from including opportunities to learn about commercial techniques in aquaculture, night tours, aqua golf, bird watching tours, camping, fishing (including the full moon fishing party), bonfire and marshmallow nights and of course platypus tours.

At the Platypus Park, people get the opportunity to see the elusive and notoriously shy platypus in their natural habitat. It’s extremely rare to spot one in the wild so watching platypus forage, play and frolic is a real privilege. The children will absolutely love it, so if you’re looking for things to do in Cairns with kids or in the region, The Australian Platypus Park is truly ideal. Yet, what would all these activities be without a good feed?

Smack bang on the lake front the Smokehouse Cafe provides a mouth watering menu of fresh fish, redclaw, modern cuisine and a vast selection of authentic Thai dishes. You just can’t beat the super fresh food (fish and red claw are farmed right there at the lakes) and there is nothing more peaceful than dining on the lake.

So whether it’s day or night, The Australian Platypus Park is certainly the place to be for adventure, discovery and fun times. What are you waiting for?

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LOT 3 Millaa Millaa-Malanda Road, Tarzali QLD 4885, Australia
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