Walk on the Wild Side: Platypus Whispers - SOLD OUT

7:30am–9:30am 10 Aug
Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Join Neil Andison (aka the Platypus Whisperer) for a walk on the wild side along the Obi Obi creek, an important community conservation environment in the heart of Maleny.

Be enchanted by Neil's passionate and deep understanding of the Australian Platypus (one of the world's only two Monotremes), and you may even spot a Platypus or two swimming in the Obi Obi (there's a reason they call him the Platypus Whisperer!). Tours to date have had a success rate of nearly 95%, with sightings of not only the Platypus but a variety of wildlife including, Rakali, Eastern Water Dragons, and Long Finned Eel to name but a few.

Neil has been studying and photographing Platypus every day along the Obi Obi for over a decade. He has collaborated with researchers and photographers to acquire a deeper understanding of their behaviour, habitat and range.

This is an all abilities experience (with accessibility for most types of wheelchairs or walking aids). Take a walk with Neil to seek out this incredibly unique animal in the Australian wilderness.

Event details:

Time: 7.30 am - 9.30 am, Wednesday 10 August

For ticket holders only, please note the following details:- Please arrive at least 10 minutes early so the tour can leave on time- Please dress weather appropriate, our event is outdoors so a hat, sunscreen, and long sleeves, and closed shoes is advised

Finding the location: The walk will start at the Maleny District Sport and Recreation Club Inc on the Maleny Community Precinct, Parkland Dr (Parkland Dr runs off Porter's Ln, opposite the Barung Community Nursery), Maleny. Here is a link to a Google map indicating the location.
Parking is available.

In line with safety and Covid-safe protocols please comply with the following: - If you feel unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath, or display any other listed Covid-19-related symptoms, we ask that you please do not attend- We encourage you to at all times maintain physical distance of 1.5m - Hand sanitiser will be available

In the event of wet weather or unsafe conditions In the event of wet weather, high wind or other unsafe conditions, we will be in touch and will cancel the event

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