Rainforest Scuba - Romancing the Platypus

Departing: Pioneer Valley

Pickup: Mackay city and marina

Native Australian Wildlife & Rainforests
  • Find out the secrets to spotting platypus and learn fascinating facts about this shy creature and other aquatic life within the rainforest waters
  • Enjoy a unique rainforest experience - with a glass of bubbly!
  • Take a refreshing dip in the fresh waters of Finch Hatton Gorge

Enjoy the peace and quiet of Finch Hatton Gorge. Your experienced guide will help you find the elusive, shy platypus and more on this once in a lifetime tour.

There’s a special way to spot platypus and this tour will share insider secrets to make your experience in the rainforest all the more special.

Enjoy a personalised tour for young and old, including a unique rainforest experience with drinks and nibbles, and personal insights into the remarkable platypus. 

Arrive at Broken River

Nestled at the top of the Pioneer Valley hinterlands is Broken River, located within the Eungella National Park. From here you can enjoy a personalised and educational tour which explains how to find a platypus as well as interesting explanations of other animals that can be found in the rainforest including fish, turtles, eel-tailed catfish, eels and shrimp.

Enjoy chicken, side dish and nibbles in a beautiful rainforest setting. Adults are served chilled champagne while children can enjoy fruit juice or water.

Hide and seek with the platypus

Platypus are shy creatures that don’t abide by any particular pattern, so when they are seen, it’s a very special moment. You’ll need patience and the ability to remain silent and still. 

Discover the world of the rainforest

There’s no rushing on this tour. Spend time exploring the rainforest and Eungella National Park, take photos and ask questions. 

Refreshing and enjoyable, right to the end

The tour has the option of jumping in the fresh water of Finch Hatton Gorge where you can cool down and refresh. It is completely safe for swimming.

When the tour is over, you can decide to stay in the area for the night (accommodation is available) or head back out to continue your travels.   

See more Platypus spotting tours and native Australian wildlife tours.

Included In Price

  • Instructor/guide
  • Eco friendly, multi award winning company
  • 30-minute platypus education, practical tuition on how to spot a platypus and explanation of other animals seen at time of tour
  • Food – dinner (chicken, salad, nibblies, fruit, vegetarian/gluten free option)
  • Bubbly (wine or beer can be substituted or added)
  • Water/juice for children
  • Max 6 pax, min 1 pax
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Pioneer Valley

Departure Time


Departure Instructions
  • Check in at Broken River Kiosk 6.00pm
  • Self drive from Mackay, please allow 1.5 hours each way
  • All bookings must be reconfirmed at least 48 hours prior to departure.
Pickup Locations

Mackay city and marina


Broken River

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day


Allow 2+ hours

Available for Purchase / Hire

Return transfers from Mackay/Finch Hatton (additional cost & allow an extra 1.5 hours each way)

Fitness Level Required


Additional Information

Minimum – 1 pax. Maximum – 6 pax if transfers included. Max pax – 12 if no transfers.

Eco Certifications
Certified Tourism

Camera, insect spray, comfortable shoes.

Children and families are welcome on this tour

Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our Terms and Conditions for details prior to booking.

  • No shows and reservations cancelled within 48 hours prior to departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee. Reservations cancelled more than 48 hours but less than 1 week prior to departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • This tour is subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions at the discretion of the tour operator. Rainforest Scuba reserves the right to transfer guests to another tour where appropriate.

Rainforest Scuba - Romancing the Platypus - Platypus Spotting Tour - Mackay

Departing: Pioneer Valley

Pickup: Mackay city and marina

Native Australian Wildlife & Rainforests



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$190.00
Family: au$250.00

Tour Code: 426



13 yrs & over

3 - 12 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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