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Warrawee Forest Reserve

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Probably ur best chance to look for wild platypus, there a a small walk on bitumen road to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Applanat
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Paris, France
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Platypus

There is Still a lot of damage from the flooding that occurred two years ago but the platypus were... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Downunderjeep
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Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Probably ur best chance to look for wild platypus, there a a small walk on bitumen road to the pond, yet we could not see any -around 3pm- best is early early in the morning, tours are at 6am, else if ur really looking for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Applanat
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

There is Still a lot of damage from the flooding that occurred two years ago but the platypus were there.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Downunderjeep
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Take Hamilton rd, past Old Deloraine rd to Wirawee conservation reserve. The rd into the reserve was still closed but we were able to park and walk. We walked about 500 metres and found a small track along the river. We saw 2 platypus searching...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Belinda T
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Not opened to car traffic at this stage due to the flood but you can park and walk through. Very peaceful and beautiful especially at the Platypus Pond. Take your camera. Perfect location for meditation.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Trek786592
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We went here for a short walk with our 4 month old to bide some time between breakfast and cider tasting. The reserve has a gravel road that runs along the river bank so a great place for a walk with a stroller. Even though...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank pink_twinkle_85
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Platypus are still there. Great to see. Their home is so different after the flood of 2016. The banks of the Mersey River has changed a lot. The photo is a reflection and even though you can't see it, there is a platypus under the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank jomariej
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We spent a considerable amount of time in January 2017 looking for this place but to no avail. There was no signage anywhere and so we were led to believe that is was no longer open or available to visit...

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Keith-B-Robinson
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This attraction is still closed due to flood damage, once its open again it will be a wonderful park again. Not sure when it will reopen, but road/track has extensive damage.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Rachel7310
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately this site is closed due to recent flooding. Apparently the reserve suffered extensive damage and there are also concerns that the platypus are no longer there. You can't access the reserve at all, however we did find several platypus elsewhere in Latrobe so the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank bratbar
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Being a hiker who loves nature photography I love visiting here. On the rare occasion you may see platypus in the lake but not a lot. I also love photographing fungi and this is a haven for them :)

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Sheree J
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mshammie
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Response from Rachel7310 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, this isn't offered anymore after the Floods, I work in a library in the area and had to enquire for other clients and was told it is no longer on offer after the area was washed away.
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