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thumb alansZ2748MN
  This was a fantastic experience. Cafe/kiosk with meals, drinks and videos on platypus information. Short walk to the viewing pond and only a 10 minute wait before we saw our first platypus. Pond also has turtles. We saw many platypuses and took great photos and...More

thumb Janetw63NewcastleNSW
  Great meal at the cafe. Short walk to see platypus swimming not far from the water's edge. Peaceful, easy walk.

thumb Corrina S
  This is a great place! Stop at the cafe or as we did just stop for great tour to the Tarzali lake to see I think about 8 platypus! We had not planned to stop here or realised it was actual here until we drove...More

thumb Francescdelasheras
  Got a hair inside a cookie. Asked for a refund, not even got a sorry "what do you want me to do, I didn't make it". We then tell them about the bad manners and they told us to that if we weren't happy we...More

thumb Tasseac1
  Lovely spot, however, not happy after we made a special trip up from Cairns after reading the Website, especially interested in purchasing some of the various advertised “house-smoked” goods. We arrived there after a long drive and asked re how we purchase these. Only to...More

thumb raffles123
  Whilst en route from Undara to Cardwell we stopped off to see the platypi ?? There is an excellent cafe on site, however, we had just missed the last tour by 10mins, every half hour, but were allowed to find our way down to the...More

thumb Glenda J
  We LOVE this place - the owners and staff are warm and welcoming. The food is wonderfully interesting and varied. A huge range of beverages is on offer. Recently under new ownership and undertaking a few changes for the better. No matter the weather the...More

thumb lydia0z
  We came here to view the platypus. The history of the park is that this property was previously farmed with freshwater Crayfish, and platypus from nearby creeks migrated into these dams as "craw" are their favourite food source. The $10 fee is quite reasonable. You...More

thumb kayciraelee
  I have visited twice, 2 weeks apart and both experiences shocked me. As a local tour agent in Cairns, I was extremely satisfied at the smokehouse whilst on the Billy Tea ‘Best of the Cairns Tablelands’ tour as they provided a fantastic smoked platter and...More

thumb gregandmarilync
  Really looking forward to having some smoked food but the business has been sold and they don’t have their smoking licence yet. False advertising as they till have their banners up saying it is a smokehouse. Fish burger was ok but beef pie was just...More

thumb odedhl
  One of our goals in our family trip was to see platypus in their natural habitat. Luckily we chose Tarzili lakes. The place is beautiful and very welcoming. They have a No platypus sighting, no payment policy which we didn't use. A short walk and...More

thumb Couplescarryon2019
  We went to this place while driving after coming across it on a sign. It was a really cool experience. We waited about 10 minutes and saw some of the cutest Platypus. We were the only ones there which was great. After the viewing we...More

thumb SerenaCh0i
  The entrance to this place does not show its hidden beauty. However, it opens up into a very pleasant place to visit. The young man who took us on the tour to view platypus was very knowledgeable and we viewed platypus swimming around freely in...More

thumb johnsN5148VI
  the staff were great nothing was too much trouble. they cooked up a bountiful breakfast/brunch and everything was cooked exactly as we had requested.

thumb HCOOLS1985
  The food is very good. Staff very friendly and helfpul The tour isn't really a guided tour, but you don't pay if you don't see any platypus. We saw quite a few

thumb 1970PaulJ
  The little cafe is worth a stop for a drink by one of the lakes. The main attraction is hidden seperate lake a short guided stroll away, the platypus are used to people and are seen hunting in the lillypads and in the open water...More

thumb RozfromOz
  Loved this place. The friendly ranger had the answers to everyone’s questions. You are virtually guaranteed to see platypus, if you don’t, you don’t pay. We saw about 16 although don’t know if it was the same few several times over. But at least we...More

thumb Debba123
  This was the best burger with the lot. Really fresh with thick crunchy chips. $18, great value. Beautiful lake setting and friendly staff. We didn’t have time for the platypus walk.

thumb bill916
  We stopped in for an hour just before closing and the friendly staff member showed us the best place to see the platypus. We only had to pay a small fee if we saw any. We saw 3 of them, awesome to see them in...More

thumb awelch1944
  Called into this park and we were made very welcome. Went down to the lakes and spent a very informative and interesting hour watching platypus and learnt from the guide about their natural history. The establishment has just changed hands but the new team worked...More

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Антон Толкунов
Антон Толкунов
06:38 21 Jan 18
We’ve seen a juvenile female platypus today! She was so cute swimming in the lilies, that def made our day! Thanks to the guide we had, she gave us some valuable information about platypus and led us to the viewing point.
Meaghan Stewart
Meaghan Stewart
07:05 04 Jan 18
Had a lovely morning, our guide Sidney was friendly and knowledgeable, saw some platypus 🙂 plus had really good coffee at the cafe. Fantastic experience
Jennifer Walker
Jennifer Walker
10:38 23 Oct 17
Great little place.. Unfortunately we didn't get to see any platypus but we still enjoyed having a coffee by the Lake served by very a freindly staff member (I believe he to be the owner or manager)... Worth dropping in for sure.
Mark Green
Mark Green
23:07 11 Jul 17
What a great place for everyone wanting to see the shy platypus. We had a fun couple of hours watching the platypus at this very pleasant location. A beautiful dam for the platypus and we saw 4 or 5 different animals - some up very close- 3-4 meters. A special mention to our young guide Matthew who give us a very informative introduction to these fascinating animals and tips for how to spot them. There is a good cafe there serving good hot & cold food. Can recommend both the coffee and cakes.
Matthew Seddon
Matthew Seddon
04:15 20 Jan 18
You need to buy a ticket to go view the platypus lair, however you only pay if you actually see anything. They were also kind enough to tell us beforehand if it was a good viewing day or not (at the time it wasn't), so we didn't have to waste time.
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