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Tasmania Zoo

1166 Ecclestone Road | Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
03 6396 6100
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Ranked #19 of 21 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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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I found the zoo to be very expensive, and not worth the money. I think we went after a break-in, so the zoo was empty of animals. We barely saw any animals. My mum was visiting from England and she was very disappointed. As my mum said, we saw more animals on the way back on the highway then in... More

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Creswick, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Entertaining very informative staff were friendly and knowledgeable feeding time was fun with staff explaining and sharing their knowledge on the animals

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Found this Zoo to be just okay. Nothing too spectacular about this attraction. Could hardly see the animals in their cages and the surrounding area was not so natural looking and found it boring walking around the zoo. This zoo needs some well worth renovating so it can show that the animals are living in there natural habitats and not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Most enjoyable day. Very nice staff, and wheelchair friendly. Would recommend to anyone. Everything was clean and the animals where accessible from wheelchair. A credit to the owner.

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Tasmania, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

currently we have visitors from South Australia staying with us... When asked for suggestions on where to take their kids for the afternoon and we said "Tasmania zoo" is just down the road from us and is supposed to be a pretty good little zoo. We checked their web page making sure of their closing time which was 5:00 so... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Upon getting lost due to lack of signage. Finally arrived and though website says ATM no eftpos their eftpos and ATM doesn't work. First thing you see is aviary birds one wonders how they will cope in summer with direct sun on water. The cages are weird and mainly tin and tyres not sure how birds cope heat. Sheep had... More

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

we arrived there late in day with one hour til closure. Not a lot of animals to see and it is up a dirt road. Quite costly for what is there.

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It took me a long time to give my point of view about this place but I had to do it... I think that zoo is just here to make money. When I entered inside, I felt like entering in a cemetery, or future one. After 6 months, it is still in my mind. How can you enjoy a visit... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Upon arrival at the zoo we were a bit dubious about even going in. We were greeted by a toothless ocker Aussie who stated "$25 bucks to get in" we paid the money and ventured inside. What I saw was horrible. The animals look neglected and they are stuck in small cages with no stimulation what so ever. The Meerkats,... More

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Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Zoo has a local feel, you can get up close the animals, and it is flat and close so little legs don't get tired. Don't miss if in Tazzy with kids. There is also a little play area in the middle. Don't forget your sun hat.

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