It's not every day you get to see a platypus close up let alone give one of these unique creatures a tickle! This is a once in a lifetime experience where you will interact one on one with these incredibly playful and affectionate animals up close.
You will go behind the scenes into the World of the Platypus where you will have the opportunity to step into the shallow water of the platypus play pool where its normally the keepers job to play, frolic, tickle and feed our little furry friends. In this unique hands-on experience it will be your turn to be the platypus keeper.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.
This experience is for a maximum of 2 guests. There will be 1-2 keepers Zoos Victoria reserves the right to fill any tour vacancies.
Pants/shorts preferred. Socks must be worn. Waders provided
As these animals are sensitive to bright light, this experience is conducted in a controlled low light setting which cannot be adjusted. There is to be no flash. There is to be no flash photography during the experience. Recommended bookings made at least six months in advance due to limited availability. Please ensure you arrive at Healesville Sanctuary no later than 11:15am
Healesville Sanctuary is in the Yarra Valley, approximately 1 hour from Melbourne