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Address: 1166 Ecclestone Road | Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number: 03 6396 6100
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Tasmania Zoo is located within 900 acres of private natural bushland, so...

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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Small but worth the visit

Its great to see smaller attractions giving it a go. The keepers were friendly and informative, you can watch feedings of Tasmanian Devils and meerkats. Aimal encounters are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tracey K
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its great to see smaller attractions giving it a go. The keepers were friendly and informative, you can watch feedings of Tasmanian Devils and meerkats. Aimal encounters are also available. Quite a large range of birds and expansion plans are underway. Relatively new zoo with areas under construction. Entry way is a little underwhelming.

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Thank Tracey K
Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the zoo to see the Tassie Devil's and figured we would spend about an hour and a half. Well 4 hours later we left thrilled with our adventure. This is an old fashioned hands on zoo where you can get up close and personal with the animals. They are so well loved and cared for and you... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got to hold a Tasmanian Devil, An experience I never imagined in my life doing. Little Laura was a wonderful devil. She was about 1 year old and so will return to her 'devilish' self very soon. I was lucky to meet her. The zoo it's self was a lovely morning, I wish we could have spent more time.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was very quiet on our visit. We managed to have the Devils talk and questions to ourselves. We stroked a devil too...this was awesome experience. Lots of Australian birds which was good to see. We got cold though.

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Thank joolsm425
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

When i went it was very dry. It was pretty much dirt and no grass. Coming from interstate and used to the bigger zoos i was disappointed for the cost to get in. The animals didnt look overlly happy. Not a huge variety of animals. Was worth a look but wont be going back

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Beverly Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Thought we would just go for half an hour or so and ended up staying two and a half hours. The close encounters are brilliant. Bridie, thank you for all your help.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this privately owned park, it is a great credit to everyone involved. Feeding the animals was a very informative experience. And the dinosaurs was a really fun bonus. Such a great variety of birds and animals, especially so many endangered species.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Wide variety of animals, and all set in lovely bush surroundings. Friendly staff happy to answer any questions and a friendly little goat that followed one of my daughters everywhere. Great day out and be sure to go on the four wheel drive adventure also.

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Launceston, Tasmania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

If a few hours here can leave a visitor in a state of deep depression, imagine how the animals must feel. This is the worst zoo I've ever visited. Actually, it's not a zoo. It's a collection of animals stuffed into small enclosures, with no regard to their well-being. It's a mystery how this sort of place is allowed to... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Good range of animals. Very reasonably priced. The dinosaur walk is fun for kids. Recently added 2 x capybaras. daughter's favourites were the pig and the marmoset monkeys.

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