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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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5990 Arthur Hwy, Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
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+61 1800 641 641
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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

This unzoo it’s a true rip off, you pay $35 to enter a “zoo” which keeps 4 Tasman devils, bunch of kangaroos and a couple of sad birds in a big cage. Totally disappointing and not worth the price. Have no idea who actually left...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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John H, Owner at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

I am sorry your visit was not what you expected Zahra. Our Unzoo is deliberately not a typical zoo at all and as we state on our website our money back policy means that we are happy to offer you a refund. Please do get...More

Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

We decided to have a holiday down tassi way. One of the attractions my wife wanted to see was the tassi devils. What a disappointment. The drive in, the gift shop and the attendant was all great but, when you walk through the door don’t...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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John H, Owner at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

I am sorry your visit was not what you expected. As our front signage explains our Unzoo is a 4 in 1 nature experience with native animals, a native garden with extensive plant signage, it has unusual bush art and also our Devil Tracker experience...More

Reviewed January 11, 2018

We are a family of four with two kids 14 & 10, including my daughter who is fascinated by Tassie Devils. We did the Tassie Devil tracker experience and got to go up to the bush block to see where they had set up cameras...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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John H, Owner at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Thank you very much for joining us at the Unzoo and supporting our important Devil Tracker experience which uses special night vision cameras to help save the local cancer-free wild devils. It sounds as though the whole family enjoyed our offering. Thanks again. John Hamilton...More

Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

Maybe we should have looked more into what’s in a name because the name unzoo sums this up perfectly. It wasn’t our cup of tea mainly because we had to self-guide ourselves through what appeared to be a poorly maintained zoo. There wasn’t a lot...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous place! We enjoyed watching the devils be fed and walking amongst and feeding them other animals ourselves! The owners were super lovely and inviting. We arrived later in the afternoon and they were happy to stick around so we could view the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

Happened to see the signs on the drive to Port Arthur, decided to stop. Nearly didn't go in because it was a bit pricey, but we had a wonderful time...

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

Fantastic to be able to see the Tasmanian Devils and feed the very friendly Kangaroos but the rest of the place was pretty unimpressive. At least the entrance fee helps to fund the conservation work for the Tasmanian Devils so consider it a donation and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Passed by this place after visiting port Authur and decide to pop in. The kangaroos look clean and healthy, they are friendly too, much better kept than the ones in Gold Coast. The feeding time with the Tasmania devils is interesting, the zookeeper did a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

This amazing natural zoo is removing the cages and allowing wild aminals and exhibits to coexist. They are also heavily contributing to the major conservation effort in relation to the Tasmanian Devil facial cancer issue by monitoring the peninsula for outbreaks and maintaining a healthy...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Tony W
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

On our way to Port Arthur we stumbled on the Unzoo. Glad we did. We stopped in . And happened to be in time for the Tassie Devil feed. The young man who did the feeding was so very informative and passionate about the wildlife....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank JennyfromAustralia
John H, Owner at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2017

Thank you very much for supporting us with your visit. Our team are always thrilled to receive such a positive review. Hope your Tasmanian trip is 5 star all the way around. John Hamilton

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TSSR C
November 6, 2017|
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Response from Mel P | Reviewed this property |
i dont think so prices for takeaway food is quite expensive in Tasmania, we took a packed lunch and ate it in the carpark, but you could phone a head of time, there stuffed animals are twice the price, at the end of the day... More
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May 31, 2017|
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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
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We drove there on the way to Port Arthur, don't know if there is a bus.
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Hi guys, We are a party of 4 (2 adults + 2 kids) visiting Tassie for the first time in early December. We are thinking of flying in to Hobart and out from Launceston. After poring through the numerous related posts on this forum, I have come up with an itinerary of my own. I am sometimes prone to the fallacy of trying to do too much, so opinions and advice are very much appreciated. Day 1 : Arrive in Hobart by afternoon. As we would be arriving after a long flight from Singapore, the...More
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It looks like a good plan. Perhaps the best time to see the Bay of Fires beach near St Helens is as a day trip on Day 7.
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September 08, 2017|
Response fromLuigi A|
Liffey Falls is more or less in the direction of Cradle Mountain, but I think it adds too much to what will be a very busy day anyway. It will take about five hours to get to Cradle Mountain and back. Liffey Falls could add about two hours to your day. Do you have anything planned to do at Cradle Mountain? Apart from that, it's quite a good plan.
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advise/check 11 days Tasmania (17 Replies)
my first time in Australia is coming! I`m going to Tasmania by ferrry with rental car (overnight), so arriving and leaving at/from Devonport 11.11 - 21.11 Day 1. Arriving Devonport early in the morning, going to Hobart.Shopping(water,food) and looking around in the city . How long it takes to go out of ferry and arrive Hobart? (Iḿ single traveling lady, by little rented car, european, so I'll drive a bit slower than locals) Night in Hobart Day 2. Mt.Field Nat.Park (Russell Falls) and...More
November 01, 2018|
Response fromLuigi A|
It will take a minimum of 3.5 hours to drive from Devonport to Hobart. Plan to visit places along the way on the Heritage Highway and make a full day of it. If you have been to Bonorong, the Unzoo is an anti-climax. Go to Port Arthur. You cannot see anything unless you pay to enter. It's well worthwhile. You can save a lot of time on the east coast. When you get back from Maria Island, drive to Bicheno and do the penguin tour (which is only in the evening. Next day go to freycinet and...More