What to do at Platypus Park
You can do very little or a whole lot, it’s up to you.
Platypus Park sits right along the stunning Burnett River surrounded by beautifully kept lawns, lush gardens, native bush and a winding creek.
We have a modern and clean amenities block, ample parking and a fire pit for those cool nights. Our guests can enjoy a viewing platform and camp kitchen overlooking the river
You’re welcome to bring your boat or water toys and make use of our private boat ramp and large calm river. Many water ski enthusiasts frequent our park as it is a very quite and peaceful spot where passing boat traffic is minimal. The river winds around beautiful countryside where you can enjoy boating seven kilometres either direction. Your boat can be anchored upfront of the park and left in the river for the duration of your stay if you require. the park offers a pontoon for guest use
Fancy hitting a ball or two? Our 3 hole mini course is waiting for you to take a swing
Canoes and kayaks are the perfect way to explore the picturesque creek that meanders through our 50 acre property. Our all weather boat ramp is easily assessable for anybody to launch their boat of kayak. Including anybody with mobility issues. The creek is a magnificent place to spend a few hours exploring and taking in the beauty of the natural flora and fauna.
Platypus Park is home for a myriad of unique Australian wildlife. Of course as our name suggests we have several puddles of platypus which live in the river and creek surrounded by subtropical rainforest. This subtropical forest is home to sugar gliders, bandicoots, eastern water dragons, kingfishers and hundreds of other bird species. We get the occasional visit from koalos. With many species of possum including the large bobuck or commonly known as the southern mountain possum. The colonies here are obviously very happy as this species is generally found south of Gympie. The river boosts an abundance of freshwater fish among them being baramundi, bass, yellow belly and the famous and protected ceratodus (lungfish).
There are endless amazing photo opportunities, so don’t forget your camera
Our property is home to many bird species inhabiting the riverine environment as well as our creekside subtropical vegetation
Bring your rod and tackle box and try your luck at catching bass, barramundi or the common catfish
We are conscious of providing a sustainable future for our guests and therefor have provided two Tesla charging stations onsite for our guests to use whilst they enjoy their stay
Day visitors are welcome but bookings are essential so please contact us for availability and rates