Platypus Spotting Gloucester

Platypus Spotting | Fri 10 Apr 2015

Ever wanted to see a platypus in the wild? Join us for an evening on the beautiful Barrington River learning how to spot this secretive creature! This is a great activity for adults, teens and families whose kids can sit quietly and watch and listen. Download the flyer here.

Presented by MidCoast Water Education Officer Kirsty Hughes, you’ll learn about the habits of the elusive platypus and its place in the river’s ecosystem. Kirsty is passionate about river health and the platypuses that inhabit our rivers, she’ll share her knowledge and you may just learn some secrets about this extraordinary and iconic Australian animal.

Bring warm clothes, binoculars, a chair or picnic rug to sit on and a torch for finding your way back to your car afterwards. And don’t forget your questions and your patience! Spotting will be followed by light refreshments.

Kindly note that the event will not proceed in poor weather and that sightings cannot be guaranteed. This free event is courtesy of MidCoast Water and the Manning Great Lakes Platypus Awareness & Conservation Team (PACT).

  • WHEN: Friday 10 April 2015, starts 5.15pm, concludes approx 6.30pm
  • WHERE: Meet at the end of Relfs Road at the river access point to the Barrington River
  • COST: Free! At the Relf’s Road river access point to the Barrington River 5.15pm-6.30pm, free to attend but registration is essential, call Kirsty 6592 4830 or 0427 959 175 or email

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