Seeing a platypus in the wild is not something many Australians ever experience. This is the number one reason you should make time to visit Geeveston. Visitors here can easily stroll along the clean, clear Kermandie River and have excellent chances of spotting more than one.
We experienced most of our sightings near the viewing platform, but you can also wander along the river in either direction.
Having got the excitement of seeing a real life platypus out of the way, it might be time for coffee. The Old Bank of Geeveston is a cafe and bistro with a spacious outdoor deck under the shade of huge apple trees. Plenty of room out here for little ones - but do admire the quirky interior and homewares for sale on your way through.
If takeaway is more your style, grab a brew and a slice of cake before moving on to the playground.
Are road trips with kids easy? Well any parent can tell you that depends almost entirely on how many playgrounds you visit along the way. Geeveston's playground has plenty to tire out little bodies. And ample seating for parents to relax and enjoy their takeaway coffees. The clean toilets are convenient too.
If you've brought your scooters, the munchkins can practise their ability to follow road rules on the traffic safety course while you're here. At the very least it provides plenty of space to hoon around.
Before hitting the road again, who in their right mind can pass up the chance to visit a shop named The Wall of Lollies?
While the garden-variety lollies are not the cheapest compared to other stores, the huge selection of handmade fudge flavours does not disappoint.
To keep your dentist happy, spend $50 and they'll give you a free toothbrush here!
With energy to burn, you might choose to drive the extra 30 minutes to the Tahune Airwalk.
Here you can commune with the branches of the forest on the 619 metre walkway suspended between 30 and 50 metres above the forest floor. Family entry is $80.