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Platypus Spotting along Peterson's Creek in North Queensland, Australia

This tour will take you along a meandering creek (a small river to us Aussies) through the World Heritage-listed Australian Wet Tropics to search for the elusive Platypus! We are located in the Tropical Far North of Queensland. A region that is famous for the Great Barrier Reef. But It is also home to the worlds oldest continually surviving Tropical Rainforest.

From Cairns
Online Experience
1 Hour
Australia
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time online experience live-streamed from the Wet Tropics of Queensland
  • Walk along a meandering creek and search for Platypus
  • See other rare creatures such as Tree Kangaroo
  • Appreciate the beauty and significance of Australia's Wet Tropics
Description

This tour will take you along a meandering creek (a small river to us Aussies) through the World Heritage-listed Australian Wet Tropics to search for the elusive Platypus!

We are located in the Tropical Far North of Queensland, a famous region for the Great Barrier Reef. But, It is also home to the worlds oldest continually surviving Tropical Rainforest. The forest is home to most of Australia's unique creatures and plants. Every visit fills you with amazement because of the wide variety of life all around you.
The closest city for us is Cairns which is within easy reach of our destination, the small pioneer village of Yungaburra. Here, the rivers run freely and are full of life, especially Platypus. The Platypus is a seldom-seen creature for most Australians, but we are so lucky to have a very healthy population, and so we get regular sightings on our tours.
We often encounter a variety of other animals along the river in the forest, so you might get lucky and see other rare creatures like the Tree Kangaroo! Yes, we even have roo's that climb trees! By the time we complete the tour, you will be able to truly appreciate the beauty and significance of Australia's Wet Tropics and the incredible and unique creatures and plants that live here.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 75 USD for a group of 3 OR as a private session for 125 USD for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Paul McLellan

I am a passionate wildlife guide and conservationist who has spent 22 years in this region, particularly observing the Platypus for the last eight years. Along with my extensive knowledge of flora and fauna of Australia’s Tropical Rainforests, I have also spent ten years underwater on the Great Barrier Reef. This is the only place in the world where two World Heritage National Parks are next to each other - the Australian Wet Tropics and the GBR, and I got the opportunity to work in both of them! My tours have an enviable success rate of 90%+ platypus sightings.

From USD 75 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.