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Tasmania Zoo

1166 Ecclestone Road | Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
03 6396 6100
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Ranked #17 of 20 attractions in Launceston
Type: Zoos
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... more » 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! « less
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Perth, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was informed that the zoo receives no government funding and that it was the only accredited zoo in Tasmania. With that information in mind I thought it had a pretty good collection of animals. But the animal that my family really wanted see since it was our first visit to Tasmania was the Tasmanian Devil. We were not disappointed.... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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85 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great zoo to visit. Lots to see, great for the kids too. Very interesting talk on the Tasmanian Devils.

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Launceston, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

was disappointed by lack of animals, to many birds.we did enjoy the dinosaur part though very well thought of.

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Victoria, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

A lot of birds, which definitely isn't our thing; it was winter so a lot of animals weren't out. Fairly basic enclosures that could do with a revamp. It's definitely no Melbourne / Sydney zoo however the devil close up experience is valuable. Keepers were knowledgable. Better signage on the grounds would be helpful

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

So I had read some not so favourable reviews so wasn't sure if we were wasting our time but after we had gotten within a meter of our 1st of many Tassie devil's, got to see the keeper feed one with a bit of info session too and then took off to another 'hidden' section of the zoo for their... More

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Hobart, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Tasmania Zoo is a great place to get up close to Tassies unique wildlife. Don't expect your traditional zoo, the zoo is very basic but still worth a day out.

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Launceston, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My husband and I visited this place while in Tasmania last January. We found It to be a lovely quiet place to be. There was lots to see . We could get close to the animals and in some cases we could touch them. The park had good information available great safe walking tracks and you could get a ride... More

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

my husband grand children and I went to this Tasmania zoo and had a great day out seeing all the animals like Tassie devils monkeys dingos etc. The zoos kiost came in handy to. Well worth the day there.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I was really disappointed that there weren't more of a range of animals. It wasn't worth the $25 entry fee. The advertising was misleading and saying they are the best zoo in tasmania. Makes me not want to visit any other zoo here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Awesome! This place is about one twentieth the size of Melbourne Zoo, but you actually get to see every animal in the park. You can get right up to the enclosures and most animals will walk up to you and greet you. The Kangaroos and Emus ate feed right out of our cups, which is made available and affordable as... More

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