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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 April 14, 2017 via mobile

Fascinating to see the devils up close, meet wallabies and other animals in a habitat where they are not in cages and you can still roam around. Feeding by the kids was popular and a bird show exceeded expectations. Worth a look and reasonably priced.

Thank Jack G
Reviewed April 13, 2017

The un-zoo concept is fantastic! Getting to learn about the Tasmanian Devils up close and also learning about their natural habitat was an eye-opener. The idea that they have tried as much as possible to emulate the natural living conditions for the Tasmanian devils was...More

Thank Xiangting
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

I visited the unzoo while on shore time during a cruise. I enjoyed the tassie devil but the rest was a bit boring the gift shop didn't have much variety and the quality of the plush tassie devil was not very good there was better...More

Thank Kaylene2700
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

My family and I went on the tour option (the more expensive one). The park itself: Lots of animals, lots of devils. I saw at least four different ones, and quite up-close too (particularly during feeding). Also has different animals to see. Watched a fifteen...More

Thank Harry F
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Totally enjoyed the trip to the unzoo. It's about 70min drive away from Hobart but totally worried the drive. It's a small enclosure but has most of the essential animals endemic to Tasmania. Love the devils and especially the kangaroo feedings. We also went on...More

Thank runningtomato
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Although there is a large sign on the road, the buildings don't scream out Wildlife Conservation Centre. The grounds are more than a little run down but the focus of the staff is on the wildlife and their welfare. You can use the map provided...More

Thank Roger J
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

We were advised that this place was a must see, and we weren't disappointed. Saw 2 of their presentations - Tasmanian Devil and Birds of the Bush - and both were well presented and informative. The presenters were knowledgable and entertaining and we came away...More

Thank David G
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

The 10 year old grandson & his grandparents has a great few hours at the unzoo. Staff friendly and informative. Would visit it again when near Port Arthur.

Thank Lawrie63
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Stopped here before I did a Tasman Island Cruise in the afternoon. The enclosures are spacious and well vegetated. The animals had plenty of room to fun, hide, play and socialize. Would've stayed longer but ran out of time. Well worth the visit if you're...More

Thank Jordan V
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I just came across the Unzoo so decided to pop in. It was a very relaxed enjoyable visit. We were able to see Tasmanian devils as well as walk amongst and pet kangaroos and wallabies. They had a number of different birds...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