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Uncover the secrets of one of Australia’s most fascinating creatures, the duck-billed platypus, with this unique 1-hour wildlife experience at the Healesville Sanctuary. Learn all about the furry mammals with VIP seats for the ‘Tales from Platypus Creek' presentation, then enjoy a rare opportunity to paddle in the platypus pool. Under the guidance of zookeepers, you’ll even get chance to feed, hold or stroke the timid creatures. Best of all: your experience includes access to the Healesville Sanctuary, so you can get up close to kangaroos, koalas, emus and dingoes too. 


  • Platypus experience at Healesville Sanctuary, near Melbourne
  • Learn about the behavior of the elusive platypus
  • Wade into the play pool to feed, hold and tickle a platypus under the guidance of a keeper
  • Hear how the keepers care for these small aquatic mammals
  • See dingoes, wallabies, wombats and other critters at Healesville Sanctuary before or after the platypus experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Did you know that platypus, normally quite shy in the wild, are playful and affectionate with humans? It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with this native Australian animal.

What You Can Expect

Meet a Platypus at Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary: Wade with the Platypus

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