Platypus Lodge is a tranquil purpose built cottage on the edge of the river.

Platypus Lodge is set on the edge of Wollomombi River, close to Armidale. The river is stocked with Trout and there is a large swimming hole ideal for kayaking or canoeing.

The cottage is set on a working sheep – super fine wool and cattle property. We supply wool to Northern Italy for processing into Men’s suits and other amazing wool products. Reda is one of these companies. Built as a drought project out of repurposed convict cut wooden slabs from the New England area from the 1840’s. The hut has similarities to a Scottish Sheppard’s Hut but with all the modern facilities.

The cottage is not fenced so it is not suitable for young children.

The cottage contains

  • a slow combustion Raeburn Stove
  • A Queen bed and a Single Bed
  • A breakfast table and 4 bar stools
  • a USB charging point for a car fridge
  • Solar lights
  • sofa and armchairs
  • kitchen sink and cutlery and plates and cooking equipment is provided.
  • A wide verandah with seating to enjoy the River views.
  • A separate bathroom with rustic basin, large shower head connected to Gas hot water system and a enviro loo.
  • BBQ and gas stove under cover for additional cooking.
  • Outside Fire pit with log seating
  • Limited phone service Get away from it all.
  • 4WD or AWD access.
  • Environmental waterless loo.


Pricing $100 per night

  • Max 5 people (1 x Queen Bed, 1 x Single Bed + room for 2 swags)
  • Self catering 

For bookings and enquiries please contact Jock & Shara
02 6778 1115
0428 105 900
If glamping is not your thing take a look at our Coningdale B & B Farmstay


  • 4WD and driver $25.00 per hour
  • Guided Fishing Tour price on application local trout fishing in season available walking distance from house 3.5 km of Wollomombi River free with own rod.

Cancellation of your booking up to 7 days prior to your stay incurs a 50 % cancellation fee. Unless alternative booking obtained less handing fee.

A 50% deposit must be received within 7 days for booking to be held.

A full refund less handling fee for cancellation within 30 days of booking.

    • It is a working sheep farm, sorry No dogs.
    • We have over 50 species of birds to view so sorry no Cats.
    • No Motorbikes.