Bombala Platypus Reserve

Due to the high numbers of platypus found in their pristine rivers and streams, the Bombala region is known as Platypus Country. Located 4.2 kilometres from Bombala on the Delegate Road, the Platypus Reserve is an ideal spot to see platypus. Early morning or late afternoon are the best times to see platypus. Look for a V shape in the water

The raised platform makes viewing easy for all age groups. Platypus can stay underwater for up to 14 minutes, but more commonly they will only remain under for between 60 to 90 seconds, so be patient and quiet when you are viewing this national treasure.

The on-site information board provides you with comprehensive details about the platypus.

The reserve is a great spot to sit and enjoy lunch or simply soak up the peace and quiet. Picnic tables are provided and there are two bird hides to allow you to really experience the bird life.

Nearby events

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    Sunday 25 March 2018 to Sunday 25 November 2018 , Cooma

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    Saturday 31 March 2018 , Adaminaby

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    Sunday 15 April 2018 to Sunday 17 June 2018 , Cooma

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