The Platypus Twilight Kayak Tour

Review for Twilight Tour
11/10 perfect!
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed 2 January 2017

AMAZING! Highly reccommend.
We (2 couples) did the twilight platypus tour and absolutely loved it! Liam was such a great host, remembered all of our names and made us all feel so welcome and comfortable. We saw about 10 platypus, and stopped for a wonderful cheese platter during the trip – perfect! Liam took loads of photos that we easily just grabbed off Facebook once he uploaded at no charge. Oh, and you don’t need to be an experienced kayaker either! Great great great!

  The perfect adventure for first time paddlers, families, travellers to the area and platypus enthusiasts.

Spend the evening slowing down and spotting platypus from the seat of your kayak and learn about their very secretive lives from a local guide. Kayak downstream with us through popular platypus feeding pools as we pass private farmlands, hop fields and sneak glimpses of the iconic Mount Field.

Pause on route and enjoy a locally prepared tasting platter showcasing the best produce of the Derwent Valley!


TRIP DURATION 3 hours (2.5 hours paddle time)
TOUR TIME 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm between November to March
9:00 am – 12 noon or 3:00 pm- 6:00pm between April/May & September/October
PICK UP LOCATION Tour departs from Hawthorn Lodge car park, 1733 Glenora Road, Bushy Park in the Derwent Valley (approximately 50 minutes drive from Hobart or 15 minutes drive from Mount Field National Park).


  • 2 hour fully guided tour of the breathtaking Upper Derwent River
  • Local Tassie platter of Derwent Valley Produce prepared by our chef
  • Platypus spotting (although we provide the best possible opportunities we cannot guarantee platypus sightings on every tour.)
  • 4wd transfers back to vehicle at the completion of tour

COST $150 per person (minimum of 2)
FAMILY RATE $300.00 for 2 adults and up to 2 children


Any questions? Please refer to our FAQs or call us on 0417 008 422.

Looking for accommodation? Receive a 15% discount off accommodation at the local Stanton B&B when you book this tour.
*contact us for more details.

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