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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

#1 of 3 things to do in Taranna Features Animals
5990 Arthur Hwy, Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
+61 1800 641 641
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The world's first Unzoo project is located at Taranna, Tasmania, about one hour from Hobart and 10kms before Port Arthur. The Unzoo is an innovative and holistic wildlife experience dedicated to showing you the unique animals and plants of Tasmania while taking a lead role in preserving the critically endangered Tasmanian devil. Join our guided wildlife encounters and come face to face with our famous devils and endemic quolls, pademelons, rosellas, kangaroos, possums, frogmouths and birds of prey. More than two km of trails take you through the Tasmanian Native Botanic Garden from tall tree forest to the Norfolk Bay seaside. The principle of the Unzoo is to immerse you in our natural environment so, for instance, we have removed our boundary fences so the local wild animals can come and go as they please. Allow two hours for your visit or add an hour for a 4WD research and conservation adventure to see how we are managing the last safe wild Tasmanian devils on Earth. The Unzoo is open every day (except 25 Dec) from 9am. We schedule our wildlife encounters each half hour or so, that's 15 every day.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
5990 Arthur Hwy, Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
+61 1800 641 641
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This really is a quick stop on the way to Port Arthur. Nothing really to see they have a couple of Tassie devils to see and a couple of Qalls and some kangaroos. The walk is very short and a little difficult to understand the...More

Thank KatrinaS335
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is on the way to Port Arthur (10 min away) and is easy to find. Had plenty of parking. Part of the entry fee goes towards the upkeep. The establishment has a guide that gives presentations at some of the attractions. We saw...More

Thank ace1t
Reviewed 3 days ago

we had a great time here and was surprised how good it was on the inside compared to the outside; nearly passed it by, but got talking to the owner who was working outside and decided to go in. Glad we did. Autumn was a...More

Thank Harry J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Entry was $35 and is located on the way to Port Arthur, well sign posted. Great little park where we could see the many Tasmanian devils in big enclosures. All of them we could see close up and we also saw a feeding session which...More

Thank Stadiki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are 4 Tasmanian Devil exhibits. One has a unique dome in the middle of the enclosure in order for the viewer to climb through a short tunnel and come up in the middle of the Devil Area. Plenty of opportunity for feeding of the...More

Thank kalyngra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mom and I stumbled upon the unzoo on the way to Port Arthur and were lucky enough to get inside during the bird show and the quoll feeding time. As neither of us enjoy zoo's and caged animals, the unzoo felt less like captivity...More

Thank Anna-Marie d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful (and close-up) way to see the endangered Tasmanian Devils. The park has several feeding times for multiple Devil habitations, making it easier to see the Devils fed throughout the day (a truly remarkable experience). The park also has a kangaroo habitation,...More

Thank PFreund18
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

This has to be one of the best attractions I have been too and I would recommend to anyone that is heading to Port Arthur. We only had a limited amount of time before heading back to the airport and were lucky enough to attend...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed May 11, 2017

This visit was part of the afternoon program of the Tasman Island Cruises. Very happy to have chosen this optional program. Great way to meet those special animals. We recommend to go for the feeding tours and the bird show.Be patient to watch the TWO...More

Thank LD_Ko
Reviewed May 11, 2017

If you are planning to visit Port Arthur make sure you stop by this lovely Unzoo. We spent almost half a day there. We observed unique birds (including White-bellied sea eagle), fed kangaroos and wallabies, and watched Tasmanian devil devour his dinner or, if you...More

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How can I get there from the cruise port?
May 31, 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Thank you very much for your inquiry. Most of our visitors hire a car and drive themselves from Hobart,. It is about an hour's run, usually in light traffic. Alternatively there are shore excursions offered on board which... More
Is there a bus/shuttle from Hobart to the Unzoo? If so, how much does the bus cost and how long does it take to get there?
July 2, 2016|
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Response from Tom H | Reviewed this property |
We drove there on the way to Port Arthur, don't know if there is a bus.
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How much is the 1 hour tour and how many days notice is needed
October 18, 2015|
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Response from Mick K | Reviewed this property |
No, it is just like a regular Zoo. You can turn up and just stroll through. I do recommend going in the afternoon as they seemed to be when the feeding of animals occurred and when the birdshot was on. As for price, we had a... More