Puggle – the baby platypus Raffle Competition

To help welcome and celebrate our new team member Puggle (the baby platypus) we are giving families the chance to buy a Raffle Ticket and go in the draw to WIN a Weekend away in Lorne for your family, complete with a Platypus Experience in the wild!

PLUS, money raised will go towards our pool sponsoring a Platypus in the Wild through WWF Australia. With the platypus facing a silent extinction, money raised will help us take action now to protect them and their habitat. For more information visit https://wwf.org.au/adopt-a-platypus-2/

To enter the raffle, simply purchase one or more raffle tickets from a participating Paul Sadler Swimland pool, supply full name, pool location and contact phone number.

Winner will receive;

  • Two nights staying at the Cumberland Lorne Resort in a two-bedroom partial ocean view apartment – room only (breakfast is paid direct and not included in the rate). Paddle with the Platypus Tour. Package prize value up to $2200

This package allows for 2 adults and up to 4 children (under 16) and for high season rates. Blackout dates may apply.

The Paddle with the Platypus Tour allows children from 5 years of age.


Cumberland Lorne Resort
Address: 150 Mountjoy Parade, 3232, Lorne

Located opposite the beach. Cumberland Lorne Resort is a 5-minute drive from Lorne Country Club and 15 minutes from Erskine Falls.

Split Point Lighthouse is 11 mi from the property.

Facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre and squash and tennis courts.

Each apartment at Cumberland Resort Lorne features a private balcony with outdoor furniture, a corner spa bath and free cable TV. Fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities are also included. 

Guests have access to a sauna, BBQ facilities and a hot tub.

Cumberland Lorne Resort offers free WiFi and free secure parking.

Paddle with the Platypus Tour:

Guided in a canoe, you’ll see one of Australia’s most elusive and ancient creatures in the wild – the platypus. In its natural habitat, the platypus – now considered threatened in Victoria – can be seen at the enchanting Lake Elizabeth.

Glide across the misty lake at dawn when the local birdlife are most active or watch the sun go down from the lake and spot the magical glow worms at dusk.

Leave everything behind when you embark on the 1km walk up to the lake, strolling amongst 150 year old tree ferns and the tall eucalypt forest, home to the resident koalas. Once there, you can sit back and enjoy the tranquillity of being on the water, sharing some time with the platypus during this unique experience.

We have been guiding tours to this wild platypus colony for 21 years with a 95% sighting success rate.


Lake Elizabeth, Great Otway National Park


Dawn and dusk, times vary throughout the year

Bookings are subject to availability and black out dates may apply.

Age restrictions exist for the Platypus Experience – where children from 5 years of age are able to participate. These conditions are out of the control of Paul Sadler Swimland and all relevant terms and conditions for participation in these prizes, accommodation and other inclusions are applicable as per the company supplying the activity.

Prizes are not redeemable for cash, nor transferable. If the winning family does not wish to take the prize, the next person drawn will be allocated the prize.

The winning family needs to be actively booked into regular swimming lessons and their account must be up to date. The prize must be booked within 6 months of the winner’s announcement.

Raffle Tickets will go on sale from 9am on 5 February and close 3 March, 2024. Late entries will not be accepted.

The winning ticket will be drawn at random and will be announced Friday 8 March, 2023. Winner will be notified using details on the entry raffle ticket and our database (where verification is required). Winner will be notified by phone and/or email.