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The Peterson Creek Walking Track

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Platypus haven

It is so great to find a place where Platypus are so visible. It's a nice walk & lovely environment... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
Yes there are Platypus

My husband has never seen a platypus so we decided to walk along this trail to stalk them. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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“walking track”(7 reviews)
“great walk”(5 reviews)
Yungaburra, Queensland, Australia
+61 1300 366 361
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

As locals, we just thought we would drop in. Right place & right time as there were 3 platypus making there way up & down the creek. *Hint - go walk under the bridge and up the path, it’s quieter and more peaceful with better...More

2  Thank ChristieP1986
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is an average type of walk along a creek bank. It may be possible to see platypus if you are there early or late enough. The only points of interest were a bridge and an old pump house. Not a bad walk, but nothing...More

1  Thank Geoff W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is so great to find a place where Platypus are so visible. It's a nice walk & lovely environment for them. We sat still on a quiet part of the bank & waited to see some disturbance on the surface of the water. It...More

Thank MoonRock181
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband has never seen a platypus so we decided to walk along this trail to stalk them. We arrived one afternoon a little too early however decided to look and walk anyway - no luck. We came back the next day and 'bingo' almost...More

Thank JDVM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw two platypus straight up so was very excited, but unfortunately I didn't see any more during the hour I spent there. However it was lovely exploring along the creek, with picnic tables and seat scattered along the way to sit and wait for...More

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Wonderful walking trail with multiple places to stop and watch for platypus. The trail is an easy walk and there are benches along the trail to stop and patiently watch the creek for a platypus or two swimming by. We saw several and had a...More

Thank polobear99
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Travelled around Oz up and down East coast, tassie etc never seen platypus. Saw 5 on afternoon walk along Peterson Creek. Common as ... Trees well labeled and the walk is a circuit. Most of the yungaburra area has platypus just easier to see on...More

Thank rlnrt
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and head to Peterson Creek and check out the platypus . This is walking distance from my favorite place to stay in the hinterlands- Kookaburra Lodge

Thank LisaH4031
Reviewed 6 September 2018

I'm amazed this place isn't better known. We loved it. Gorgeous walk and we saw 4 platypus including 2 that we got to watch for around 15 minutes. I'm Australian and this was my first time to see them in the wild. Fantastic!

Thank kaminoge
Reviewed 20 July 2018

What a great walk and a lovely way to view the platypus in the river. Great job done by, dedicated locals.

Thank Kerry B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This walk is a great way to spend a couple of hours. Most of the track follows the Creek where you can stop and do some platypus watching. There are small historical sites to see as well. The walk is reasonably easy with just a...More

Thank Rix_11
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived around 8am and were lucky enough to spot a platypus within a few minutes of being there. Saw lots of turtles and wildlife too. Was incredibly peaceful and well worth the drive!

Thank DanielleV433
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