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Platypus Walk

Rated 4.50 out of 5 from 6 reviews.Byron Bay, AustraliaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Wendy

4 hours
Includes food, transportation
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Observe Platypus in their natural habitat

On this tour we go for a walk along a creek where the playful platypus live. Platypus can been seen at anytime of the day, but our best chance is just after dawn. We pick you up from your Byron Bay accommodation, drive to the special Platypus area, and start our 1.5 hour (easy) walk. On our walk we will along the platypus creek looking for platypus, we usually see 1-2 platypus, plus loads of birds and sometimes even koala. After our walk we will have a nice picnic breakfast then return to Byron Bay. We can't guarantee platypus sightings on this tour, but if we don't see them, we take you to our plan b site on another day, for free.
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What's included

  • Food
    Picnic breakfast
  • Transportation
    plus guide
From $110
/ person
Wed, Aug 19
5:30 AM - 9:30 AM
$110 per person
$110 per person
Wed, Aug 26
5:30 AM - 9:30 AM
$110 per person
$110 per person
Sat, Aug 29
5:30 AM - 9:30 AM
$110 per person
$110 per person

Meet your host, Wendy

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 6 Reviews
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Wendy is the founder of Vision Walks- Eco Tours. A self confessed nature-nerd, she has a BSc in environmental science, and a MSc in Advanced Learning Technologies. She has recently attained Advanced Eco Tourism accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia. She is actively involved in conservation and sustainability, has been planting koala food trees for the past 18 months, which she now uses to offset her carbon emissions, which has given her a carbon neutral status (for aiming for carbon positive status) . She has recently found out she's been listed as a finalist in the NSW Regional Tourism Awards in eco tourism. Wendy is passionate about the environment, which she loves to share with people with her incredible knowledge and humor.
Wendy is the founder of Vision Walks- Eco Tours. A self confessed nature-nerd, she has a BSc in environmental science, and a MSc in Advanced Learning Technologies. She has recently attained Advanced Eco Tourism accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia. She is actively involved in conservation and sustainability, has been planting koala food trees for the past 18 months, which she now uses to offset her carbon emissions, which has given her a carbon neutral status (for aiming for carbon positive…
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Where you'll be

There are 2 places (outside of Byron) we go depending on the conditions. In both places have platypus and a walking track.

Rated 4.50 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Keefe
December 2019
Perfect! Great planning and I was great to see the platypus in action. We got to see koalas, native birds and the cheeky water dragon. Picnic was great. Thank you for the stories and tidbits of information. It was great to learn so much about these animals. A must go trip!
Perfect! Great planning and I was great to see the platypus in action. We got to see koalas, native birds and the cheeky water dragon. Picnic was great. Thank you for the stories a…
Jörg
November 2018
Das frühe Aufstehen hat sich gelohnt. Wir haben insgesamt 4 Schnabeltiere gesehen. Danach gab es noch ein leckeres und reichhaltiges Frühstück. Vielen lieben Dank Wendy.
Amy
May 2018
Had a fantastic trip with Wendy. Communication in advance was quick and she added a trip to her schedule to accomodate us. We were staying at an Airbnb out of town and picking us up from there was not a problem.. It’s a lovely walk about 40 minutes from Byron. We saw a koala and two tawny frog mouths which was amazing. However no platypus. Although a dog walker did say they had seen one further up stream. We then went and had a fantastic picnic breakfast which was awesome. However as we had. It seen the illusive platypus, true to her promise Wendy then took us out a second day in a row. On Sunday we were so lucky. The first pond we came to we saw the most amazing platypus! He then played in the water for us for a couple of hours. It was incredible! Another dog walker said they saw another one until the creek as well. We got so many photos and videos it was amazing! Wendy was brilliant. She knows her platypus and was so flexible. She was as excited as us when we saw him!! Great trip if you have the patience to wait it out! So worth it. But remember it’s wildlife so nothing guaranteed. We were lucky!
Had a fantastic trip with Wendy. Communication in advance was quick and she added a trip to her schedule to accomodate us. We were staying at an Airbnb out of town and picking us u…
Walter
April 2018
Great little morning walk and outing along a small creek. We were able to see lots of birds, some wild wallabies, yet no luck to see the duck-billed platypus. Wendy is very professional guide and her breakfast was awesome.
Caroline
July 2019
Wendy was absolutely lovely, but the experience is an expensive gamble.
James
February 2019
Was an excellent experience. Recommend highly to anyone

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

We can't guarantee platypus sightings on this tour, but if we don't see them, we take you to our plan b site on another day, for free.

What to bring

camera

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