Tours to spot one of Australia’s most-loved creatures are now on at Deloraine.
Empire Hotel owner Mark Flanigan is offering free platypus tours every day starting from his pub.
Mr Flanigan said there was a group of about six platypuses living in the Meander River.
“Most nights we get a sighting of a platypus,” he said.
“They’re notoriously shy, but here in Deloraine they seem to have become used to people coming around.
“People just find it fabulous that there’s a healthy population of them in the middle of town.”
Mr Flanigan said the tours usually start an hour before sunset.
For more information on tour times contact the Empire Hotel on 6362 1029.