Healesville Sanctuary Platypus Encounter

Help code: DE5-2276
Tour Duration: 1:00 hour

Reasons they will it

  • Platypus encounter experience
  • Limited to 2 people a day!
  • Healesville Sanctuary entry ticket included
  • Learn all about the Platypus from the keeper
  • Get up and close with these beautiful animals
  • Unique hands-on experience

Chasing the ultimate wildlife experience for the animal fanatic in your life? This Healesville Sanctuary Platypus Encounter gift voucher is exactly what you've been searching for. Whether they're 12 (keep in mind that anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a full paying adult), 32 or 52, the recipient will love this exciting experience no matter their age. Included in this adventure is the chance to go behind the scenes at Healesville Sanctuary with one of the expert keepers to get close up with a platypus, offering the opportunity to wade, tickle and play with one of these beautiful creatures in the shallow waters of the platypus play pool.

The experience will begin with a short 'Tales from Platypus Creek' show for a chance to watch and listen as the experienced keepers reveal interesting facts and stories of these beautiful creatures before the recipient will become the envy of the audience as they join the keeper in the play pool. This unique hands-on experience is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. The experience lasts for around 45 to 60 minutes and has a maximum of 2 people. Tours run every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11.15am. Entry to Healesville Sanctuary is also included in the gift voucher price.

This experience is very popular, please keep in mind that dates can often be booked out 3 to 4 months in advance. A gift voucher has an expiration date of 12 months, giving the recipient ample time to enjoy this wonderful adventure. For an experience that is certain to be unlike anything else the lucky recipient has ever experienced, this Healesville Sanctuary Platypus Encounter is it. Purchase a gift voucher here today and really make someone's day.

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Important stuff


  • Entry to Healesville Sanctuary
  • Wade with the Platypus experience


  • Limited to 2 people a day
  • It’s not every day you get to see a Platypus close up, let alone give one of these elusive creatures a tickle
  • During this experience you will go behind the scenes at Healesville Sanctuary with our expert keepers in a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close to these incredible playful and affectionate animals and learn more about this unique Australian mammal
  • After watching the exciting ‘Tales from Platypus Creek’ show, you will put on a pair of waders and step into the shallow waters of the Platypus play pool where it is normally the keepers job to play, frolic, tickle, and feed our furry little friends. In this unique hands-on experience, it will be your turn to be the platypus keeper

Tour Times

  • Tours run at 11.15am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday


  • Approx 45-60 minutes

Additional information

  • Min 1 person, Max 2 people
  • Anyone under 16 years must be accompanied by a full paying adult. Children under 12 years are unable to participate in the session. You need to be physically capable of getting into and out of a shallow pool

Gift Voucher Information

  • This experience is REALLY popular and is often booked out up to 3-4 months in advance. We recommend booking this as soon as possible
  • A gift voucher will be received by email after purchase
  • Give your gift voucher to your Gift Recipient, they will then need to follow the instructions to redeem their experience
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
  • Upon redemption, a confirmation email/ticket will be sent to the gift recipient

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