Eungella National Park

Best place to see wild platypus

Australia, Queensland
Nature & Animals
1-2 days

The Eungella National Park is covered by dense rainforest and is famous for spotting wild platypus. It offers a visitor center and various hikes through the rainforest along the rivers where you can also spot turtles, Australian brushturkeys and leeches.


Have you heard of the rare animal platypus?

Platypus are definitely among the most fascinating and unusual animals we have ever seen.

3 Facts about platypus:

  • They are mammals but lay eggs
  • Males have a venomous gland
  • Platypus don't have a stomach

The best time to spot them is either dusk or dawn, therefore we recommend staying overnight at the Broken River Camping Area.