Platypus Park Riverside Retreat

(12 reviews)
169 Bakers Road, South Kolan, Queensland
Business Hours
7 Days by Appointment
Average Pricing
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Platypus Park Riverside Retreat is a premium Queensland riverfront wedding venue, nestled on the banks of the Burnett River. It boasts a rustic, purpose-built barn, stunning outdoor ceremony spots, picturesque grounds, manicured gardens, and endless photos opportunities! With a wide range of wedding packages tailored to your budget, Platypus Park has everything you could want for your special day.

Surrounded by 50 acres of lush country retreat and farmland, Platypus Park Riverside Retreat is a wedding venue like no other. Its magnificent private grounds offer a stunning location for your ceremony and wedding snaps, while its rustic purpose-built barn adds style and class to any reception. Platypus Park truly is a dream wedding location that combines elegance, convenience, and natural beauty.

With a variety of locations available, the spectacular grounds give you plenty of options for your day — whether it’s mingling with your guests on the rolling lawns, using the stunning backdrops for photos, or deciding on one of several breathtaking spots for your ceremony. Platypus Park also offers several flexible wedding packages. These unique bundles provide everything from personal use of one area of the park right through to private and exclusive access to the entire park for your wedding ceremony and reception. So, whatever your budget, you’ll be guaranteed a truly magnificent day.

A rustic purpose-built barn is available for your reception, perfect for up to 200 of your favourite people. It promises a truly magical atmosphere with opulent timber tables and a ceiling dressed in fairy lights. This versatile location can also be used for your evening festivities, making it the perfect fit for every part of your big day. With the added bonus of stunning villa-style accommodation, Platypus Park Riverside Retreat caters to every aspect of your day with style, beauty, and excellence.


“The venue was great, and they were willing to do everything to make the day special. We were also able to view the venue many times before the wedding. The owners also helped us out. It was a beautiful venue, and I couldn't imagine having my wedding anywhere else.” — Angela S.


What you can expect when working with Platypus Park Riverside Retreat for your Queensland wedding:

  • Breath-taking surroundings. Located in 50 acres of manicured gardens and farmlands, Platypus Park gives you a variety of locations when it comes to your ceremony, reception, and those special wedding day snaps.
  • Unique, flexible wedding packages. Whether you’d like a larger wedding or a quaint, minimal affair, Platypus Park has packages that offer you the perfect service for your budget.
  • Professional, experienced service. Every celebration hosted at Platypus Park is unique, and their friendly, passionate team know this. In every way possible, they look forward to helping you make beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.


Here’s what else you need to know about Platypus Park Riverside Retreat:

  • Nearby amenities. Platypus Park Riverside Retreat is located close to the Bundaberg central business district, offering nearby shopping facilities for guests and wedding suppliers.
  • Convenient onsite accommodation. Located within walking distance of the venue, their modern, comfortable Villas look out over the peaceful Burnett River. Ideal for the wedding party or even for larger groups, they provide the perfect setting for your cosy wedding stay.
  • Australian Wedding Awards. Platypus Park Riverside Retreat was named one of the Top 10 Wedding Venues at The Australian Wedding Awards - a well-deserved achievement when viewing their incredible venue and working with their outstanding team. 


“We had both our ceremony and reception. They were very flexible, and the venue was beautiful! We were able to do what we wanted. Our guests loved the venue, and they had a great time.” — Rachel S.



Wedding Brochure

View all of our features and complete package inclusions in our PDF wedding brochure.

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Easy Weddings Special Offer

One free nights accommodation for the bride and groom when they book our package #1

Package #1- Inclusive up to 100 guests (addittional charges apply over) – 3 night’s accommodation for you and your wedding party in a well-appointed villa overlooking the fresh water of the Burnett River.

- Private and exclusive.
- Full use of Platypus Park facilities to enjoy.
- Your choice of ceremony area around Platypus Park picturesque grounds and gardens.
- Magnificent barn style reception capable of hosting 150 guests . A great backup in bad weather.
- Ample guest parking including bus parking.
- Purpose built barn for receptions with a classy, modern, rustic theme.
- Countless areas for photos to assure a unique and memorable day.

Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 10 / Max 200


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 10 / Max 200

Time restrictions

7:00 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

8.00 hours

Music must end by

11:00 PM


(12 reviews)
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19 May 2018

Excellent barn style reception area overlooking the Burnett River with immaculate grounds that provide plenty of photo opportunities. Col and Julie are approachable and happy to assist with any wedding planning queries. The on-site accommodation is well-equipped and perfect for visiting family or the bridal party.

10 Sep 2016

The venue was great and they were willing to do everything to make the day special. We were also able to view the venue many times before the wedding. The owners also helped us out. It was a beautiful venue and I couldn't imagine having my wedding anywhere else.

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Thankyou so much Angela we thoroughly enjoyed hosting your wedding at Platypus Park Riverside Retreat.

2 Apr 2016

Amazing! Prices and packages were great for what they offered. We had the full wedding package and was able to use the whole facilities. Very comfortable and very open. Would definitely go back there again!

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Thankyou Tamara, we are glad that our venue suited all your needs.

3 Jul 2021

Platypus Park was nothing short of AMAZING!! The venue is absolutely breathtaking and the barn is stunning! It can be rustic or elegant, the possibilities are endless. Platypus Park can accommodate for nearly anything, you will be able to put together the wedding of your dreams!! Our day could not have been more perfect thanks to Col & Julie. They were so accommodating and answered any questions I had. They made us feel so welcome from the minute we met them. The accommodation is so beautiful and makes it so much more special to be able to wake up there the morning of your special day and then again the day after. Words cannot do this amazing venue justice… it feels like you are in a whole different world.

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Thankyou Grace for your 5 star review. We loved getting to know you and Jack. Such a beautiful day was held for your wedding and we had so much fun during your 3 day stay at Platypus Park. We wish you both a very happy life together. x

26 Jun 2021

Platypus Park Riverside Retreat was the perfect venue for our wedding. the property is just breathtakingly beautiful and the owners, Col and Julie, are awesome! our wedding was everything we had wished for, thank you to Col and Julie for all their help and recommendations. we couldn't have asked for a better property, venue and people to work with to make our day so special. we also stayed in their guest house for 3 nights which was clean, tidy and homely. we highly recommend Col and Julie's property to everyone!

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Thankyou Hannah for such a nice review. We really loved getting to know your beautiful family in the time you spent at Platypus Park. It was great to see everything run so smoothly for you and Anthony's gorgeous day. x

17 Apr 2021

WOW! This venue is amazing, beautiful and laid back. Julie and Col fantastic to work with, understanding and committed, which made our day a breeze. Our wedding was 17th April 2021 where the weather was just lovely. Highly recommend this venue for all its worth.

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Thankyou so much Jess for a great review. It was our pleasure to be apart of your special day. Col & Jules xx

16 Aug 2019

This is such a beautiful venue and we had perfect weather for our wedding day. The space allows you to tailor it to your needs and use suppliers of your choice. Given that it is a blank canvas to work with was great, however it also did require a lot of organisation as you needed to arrange everything from glassware, crockery and cutlery to speakers for the venue. Col and Julie were lovely to work with throughout the process and open to new ideas - we had a dance floor out on the grass under festoon lighting. It would be great if the venue could develop a package that they give you when you book or a looking to hire the venue which could include things like photos of the furniture they have available to use of hire, depending on your package. This would help having to alleviate some of the back and fourth initially required to organise. Things I wasn't aware of when we initially hired the venue was that you needed to arrange a bus for over 60 guests, however guests appreciate this.

13 Oct 2018

We had both our ceremony and reception. They were very flexible and the venue was beautiful! We were able to do what we wanted. Our guests loved the venue and they had a great time.

29 Sep 2018

Great venue! There was a miscommunication but they were great once we got there! Our guests had a great time. Great facilities to design how you want.

2 Jun 2018

Not only was the venue more than we could have ever asked for, a truly picturesque beauty, but the hosts were fantastic to deal with. I could not recommend this venue enough!! Absolutely amazing!!

27 May 2017

Excellent! They did everything that we wanted, however the only issue we had was that we had to finish at 12pm compared to other venues that stay open later. We still had an amazing night though.

27 May 2016

They were very easy to deal with and accommodating to our requests.

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