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Tasmania Zoo

1166 Ecclestone Road | Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
03 6396 6100
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Ranked #15 of 15 Attractions 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Extremely expensive and no value for money at all. Not many animals and they all seemed tired, hungry and not well-fed at all.

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

basically you pay to visit fake animal models and empty cages, not even cages they were just freight containers. such disgusting condition these animals live under, extremely small cages for 4-6 birds (they were so distress and crash on the cage very 5 sec) no light for monkeys in an enclose cage (they can only breath air and sun in... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Unbelievable waste of money; $25 to see 1 Tassie Devil given a wallaby leg and off into a bush. Two blue penguins being fed, but were too tired to feed. A magpie in a cage. A miniature pony and rooster. A kookaburra in a cage. 2 dingoes in a run. Crocodiles in a shed with a pond. It was all... More 

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Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Tasmanian Zoo. It was a beautiful sunny day and the Meerkats were so cute especially when they are feeding. The primates are delightful to watch as they get up to all sorts of antics. The crocodiles are real but you are bound to see others on display to add a little mystery to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We were highly disgusted by the state of this place. Over grown and small enclosures, many of which were empty. I know it's hard for a small place but I felt so bad for the animals because if I was them and had to live in those conditions I would be sick. Hardly any enrichment for them if you call... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This little zoo covered all the animals and birds you might expect to see in an Australian Zoo. The keeper was very informative when feeding the devil. I was impressed with the range of birds on display. Make sure you are wearing covered in flat shoes if you can as the paths are all gravel.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This place (will not call it a zoo) was outrageous. Website is totally false. We went there to see tasmania devils and wedgetail eagles (as promoted on website). Paid $50 to see 1 devil, 1 emu, concrete crocodiles (couldn't see real ones through the condensation on their tanks), no snakes all aquariums were in darkness, dozens of budgies, cockateils and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Nice rural location but the name suggested a more diverse animal collection than we found. Left feeling a little disappointed

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Launceston
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Prices are almost the same as the Melbourne Zoo ($28 for adult at Melbourne Zoo and $25 for Tasmania Zoo, $15 for students/child at Melbourne Zoo, $12.50 at Tasmania Zoo) but a completely different environment, not many animals, very disappointing. Kept looking into cages and there was no animals there!!! This is the 2nd time I have been, hoping it... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is great little zoo different to other zoos. Great number of Devils there and amazing amount of native birds.

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