Due to the high numbers of platypus found in their pristine rivers and streams, the Bombala region is known as Platypus Country. The Platypus Reserve is located 4.2 kilometres from Bombala on the…
Due to the high numbers of platypus found in their pristine rivers and streams, the Bombala region is known as Platypus Country. The Platypus Reserve is located 4.2 kilometres from Bombala on the Delegate Road and is ideal for seeing a platypus. Early morning or late afternoon are the best times to see them. 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 viewing this national treasure.
The on-site information boards provide you with comprehensive details about the platypus, and the newly installed walkways will make your exploring more enjoyable.
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 birdlife.
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