From Byron Bay: Platypus Spotting Walk

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Head out on a stroll through a picturesque creek where you will be able to spot 1-2 platypuses, and a range of Australian bird species.

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  • Witness platypus in their natural habitat
  • Benefit from the knowledge of your environmental scientist guide
  • Sit down to a delicious picnic breakfast made from local produce


See platypus in their natural habitat. It is possible to see platypus at any time of the day, but our best chance is just after dawn. We pick you up from your Byron Bay accommodation and drive to the special platypus area. From there we start our 2 km easy walk along the creek looking for platypus. Your guide will lead you at a gentle pace, showing you what to look for and sharing insights about this much-loved and quirky Australian animal. We usually see one or two platypus, and loads of birds. After watching the platypus have their breakfast we relax with ours – a picnic by the creek – before returning to Byron Bay. We can’t guarantee platypus sightings on this tour, but don’t worry. If we don’t see them we take you on another day, free. You’ll journey in style and comfort, either in our cozy eight-seater hybrid vehicle or our spacious 12-seater bus, depending on the group size for the tour. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements when you book As with all our our eco tours, we request that you try and wear dark clothing if possible. We don’t draw attention to ourselves, to the wildlife that we are trying to see. Minimum 2, Maximum 10. What's included: Return transport Environmental scientist as a guide Use of binoculars Access to photographs Picnic Breakfast Water refills What to bring: Water bottle Hat Jacket (depending on weather) Covered Shoes Pick ups We are happy to pick you up from your Byron shire, Ballina shire, or Lismore accommodation.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Environmental scientist guide Binoculars Picnic breakfast

Important Information

  • Platypus spottings cannot be guaranteed, however, they are spotted on around 90% of tours
  • If you do not see any platypus on your tour you will be invited to join the tour on another day free of charge Please wear dark clothing if possible to blend in with the environment

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