Spot a platypus

EVER wanted to see a platypus in the wild? 

Platypus spotting on the river.

Platypus spotting on the river.

Join platypus expert Dr Tom Grant for an evening on the Barrington River this Friday, September 5 learning how to spot this elusive creature.

Spotting will be followed by light refreshments and a short talk and is suitable for any child or adult who can sit quietly.

Meet at the end of Relfs Rd at 5pm for a 5.15pm start with an estimated finish time of 6.30pm.

Bring warm clothes, binoculars, a chair or picnic rug, a torch for finding your way back to your car, your questions and some patience.

The event will be cancelled in poor weather. 

Platypus are known to live at this location but sightings are not guaranteed. 

The event is being organised by the Manning Great Lakes Platypus Awareness and Conservation Team as part of the Gloucester Platypus Festival.

RSVP to Kirsty Hughes at MidCoast Water on  6592 4830 or email