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

  1. Celebrating Delegate and District Heritage

    Saturday 27 October 2018 to Sunday 28 October 2018 , Bombala

    Two day event to celebrate the Delegate and District heritage. This year's event celebrates the 30 year anniversary of the Early Settlers Hut Bicentennial Project on Saturday and the Men From Snowy River March's return from WWI on Sunday. …

    27 Oct - 28 Oct
  2. Bombala Bike Show

    Friday 16 November 2018 to Saturday 17 November 2018 , Bombala

    If you are a bike enthusiast then mark the date on your calendar as the Bombala Bike Show is the event not to be missed! As always, the Show'n'Shine competition offers the chance for you to show off your beloved toy and maybe win one of th…

    16 Nov - 17 Nov
  3. Bombala Show

    Saturday 16 March 2019 , Bombala

    The Bombala Show is a traditional country show that offers a unique experience for people of all ages and showcases the local regions produce and country hospitality. This wonderful day and night event is jam-packed with attractions includ…

    16 Mar