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It is your turn to be the Playtpus Keeper at Healesville Sanctuary on this unique tour with Oceania Tours.

A hands-on wildlife experience not to be missed and not to be forgotten.

You will have the opportunity to step into the shallow water of the ‘platypus play pool’ where it’s normally the keeper’s job to play, frolic, tickle and feed these little furry friends. Oceania Tours believe this can be up there with the highlights of a trip to Australia. Not just see but to interact with the amazing, unique and friendly (female) Platypus.

Please note there is only one encounter on days of operation and only for two people, so booking early is essential.

You have two options to choose from:

Option 1: Platypus encounter tour (PVPL1) Includes: Entry to Healesville Sanctuary and Platypus experience.

Option 2: Platypus encounter plus winery lunch tour (PVPLL2) Includes: Entry to Healesville Sanctuary and Platypus experience plus two course lunch with two glasses of wine.

Price & booking

Price

$239.00 - $1,000.00

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  • Please contact Oceania Tours for full tour details and to find a date. Please note that this tour books out months in advance due to limited platypus encounters available at Healesville Sanctuary.

Tour operator

Oceania Tours and Safaris runs premium small group and private tours of Melbourne's major attractions and hidden gems as well as unforgettable day tours to Phillip Island, the Great Ocean Road and around Victoria.

Oceania Tours and Safaris prides itself on the expertise of local guides who are passionate about making your visit special and the small size of all their tours (never more than 11 passengers).

Oceania Tours are specialists in foreign language tours as their clever guides speak fluent English, Spanish, Italian and German.

You can book a regular small group tour, or let Oceanic Tours help you to create your own unforgettable itinerary on one of the Private Tours or Unique Experience Tours.

In Melbourne, you can choose between the Melbourne City Tour or the unique Aboriginal Melbourne Tour to discover the city's fascinating indigenous significance.

The day tours to Phillip Island and the Great Ocean Road combine nature experiences with wildlife and give plenty of opportunities to encounter Victoria's incredible landscapes and friendly people.

Make a booking, available in English, German, Italian and Spanish.

Memberships:
  • Australian Tourism Export Council

  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia