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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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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 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped into this place on the way back from Port Arthur. Whilst there is not a lot of animals here ( it's called an unzoo for a reason) it is quite interesting. The main reason we stopped in was to see a Tasmanian devil....More

Thank SarahandPete2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can not highly recommend this place enough. The staff are friendly and really know their stuff and are so knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions you may have, we had a nice presenter (sorry cannot remember her name, a nice young lady) who...More

Thank Spencey81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you watch the devil feeding it is really interesting and entertaining. Nice walk around the park. Bird feeding talk was great too.

Thank Elise E
John H, Owner at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this review. We appreciate your visit and your wonderful comments. We hope your trip around the rest of Tasmania was just as enjoyable. All the best, John Hsmilton

Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

I can't speak highly enough of the staff at UnZoo. They know their stuff; from the local animal and plant life, to the local area and top places to visit. The UnZoo is a terrific example of the way zoos SHOULD be.

Thank Kelly C
John H, Owner at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2017

We all enjoy telling our story. Thank you for letting us share it with you. All the best to you, John Hamilton

Reviewed July 11, 2017

If you're in the Port Arthur region make sure you stop by this place as it is an absolute must. We arrived around 10am when most of the feedings got started and the staff actually walked with us through the (un)zoo feeding animals and talking...More

Thank jamesdunn93
John H, Owner at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2017

Our Unzoo project is based on getting rid of animals in boxes / cages. Instead we aim to show you the wild native creatures that actually live around the place. These sometimes change, depending upon the season and the weather. Our devils and kangaroos are...More

Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Lovely unzoo, animals were well looked after and many many Roos to feed all very tame. Nice bird presentation and very informative on the tassie devils. Quite expensive to get in however if your not on a budget it's worth a stop on your way...More

Thank kimberleyc0x
John H, Owner at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

A great review. Thank you so much for supporting us. Best regards, John Hamilton

Reviewed July 5, 2017

if there is a place that deserves a visit ist un zoo, we inquired about other tasmanian devil sites and they wanted $130pp for 3 hours, luckly this is less than $20pp. animals roam free they also included talks in the price and feeding the...More

Thank Mel P
Reviewed July 3, 2017

The (un)zoo was amazing - we went at opening time in the middle of winter and almost had the whole place to ourselves. Although small, there was a lot to do - the timetable is laid out really well so that there is a feeding...More

Thank Suna R
John H, Owner at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

A 4 hour visit! We love that. Thank you for spending so much time with us. John Hamilton

Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit in the way to Port Arthur. The enclosure for the devils is well set out and it is very interesting to see the devils being fed up close and personal. It is interesting to listen to the staff and there...More

Thank David S
John H, Owner at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2017

Thank you very much for visiting and embracing our pioneering Unzoo project. Best Regards, John Hamilton

Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

We didn't plan on stopping but so glad we did. I loved that our entry fee helps in the conservation of the flora and fauna. The feeding time was a highlight and I loved getting up close to the animals. The owner was lovely and...More

Thank Peta S
John H, Owner at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2017

What a great review. I did enjoy meeting you and thank you for supporting us. All the best to you, John Hamilton

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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
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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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