Platypuses can be seen in Peterson Creek at the bottom of the garden - Bushland Cottages and Lodge
Platypus records from the wet tropics area are almost invariably from stretches of waterway where there aren't crocodiles;
the footslopes and higher area of the coastal ranges and tablelands.
Platypus is the name given to a semi-aquatic mammal, found only in Eastern Australia, including Tasmania. It belongs to the monotremata order of the mammalian family.
In other words, a platypus is amongst the five extant species of monotremes i.e. mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to young ones.
It has very unique and unusual features. In fact, a platypus is considered to be an assortment of a number of species,
namely the duck (bill and webbed feet), beaver (tail) and otter (body and fur).