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Tasmania Zoo

Address: 1166 Ecclestone Road | Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number: 03 6396 6100
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Ranked #25 of 35 Activities in Launceston
Owner description: Tasmania Zoo is located within 900 acres of private natural bushland, so why not enjoy the peace...
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Tasmania Zoo is located within 900 acres of private natural bushland, so why not enjoy the peace and quiet while discovering the largest private collection of animal species in Tasmania. Tasmania Zoo is fully accredited with Zoos Victoria to ensure high standards in animal husbandry and exhibit design.There are many native and exotic species of animals to visit at Tasmania Zoo, including crocs, an American Alligator, Tasmanian Devils, Little Blue Penguins, reptiles, kangaroo's, wombats and hundreds of bird species including the endangered Wedge-Tailed Eagle and the only exhibit of the endangered Swift Parrots in Tasmania.Visit Tasmania Zoo during our Feeding and Interpretation times and enjoy watching and learning about the Tasmanian Devils and the Little Blue Penguins. Our Tasmanian Devils are fed daily at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm and includes an opportunity to have your photo taken while petting a baby Devil. The Little Blue Penguins are also fed daily at 10.00am and 4.00pm.You’ll have a Devil of a time!
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Hagley, Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Spent the afternoon at the zoo had a great time with our three year old he loved seeing the animals, the devil feeding, meerkats at the cafe and especially the dinosaur walk. The staff were very friendly and helpful my sister in laws has several quiet severe food allergys but nothing was to much trouble for the staff to prepare... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great exhibit numbering ensures you see everything. Hot day may have contributed to many animals seeking shelter from the sun, and therefore not being easily seen. Many exhibits appeared empty. Only saw one Tasmanian devil in the many enclosures. More a wildlife park than a zoo.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Had to apologise to my girls for taking them. Spent most of the time searching empty enclosures for non existent animals.

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Dover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My partner and I went to the Tasmania Zoo on the 17th of January and i have to say, we have been to EVERY wildlife park in Tasmania and the Tasmania Zoo is by far the best one... WE LOVED IT. Is was very clean and tidy not just the paths but all of the animal enclosures too. There is... More 

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Pewsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A very natural looking place though some might say too scruffy. The feeding and talks were very informative. Some more information to where things are.

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Lebrina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Just love Tasmania Zoo. As locals, we have been going for years now and am excited to see it develop. My favourites are the eagles who without the zoo would have no home. The rest of the family like the devils - especially at feeding time! Friendly staff and nice café - what more could you want!

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Leumeah, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

From the outside the main door entrance to the zoo looked promising. However, the dirt track and the dirt filled black tyres do nothing to enhance the approach - considering the lady who took our money said they had been there for 11 years !?!. We entered and were slightly disappointed at the sight we beheld. Whilst maintenance of paths... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My husband and I with our two grandchildren 15 & 18 visited this place at the weekend. It was a disgrace - dirty, tired and run down. Shipping containers to house some the moldiest looking animals I have ever seen. Grass and weeds, very unkempt and in most cases either no water or very little and very dirty for the... More 

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Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very expensive, little to see for the price of it. lots of empty cages, needs cleaning up badly. We were looking forward to going there, but left feeling very disappointed and ripped off. Was a real shame......

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Hobart, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Attended the Zoo with an excited 3 year old to be told the Dinosaurs were closed (it was a bit windy??). But I guess they can't control the weather, so I can understand. However... More than half the enclosures were empty or there was no way to see the animals. This was the case with most the major attractions (Devils,... More 

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