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“Great Place to get close and personal with Australian Wildlife”

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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$120.78*
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Hobart Shore Excursion: Port Arthur Shuttle
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Taranna
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Went to the Tasmanian Devil Park on our way to Port Arthur and glad we did. Both us are keen on wild life and this parks specialises in local animals, if you want to see something exotic try a zoo closer to home. We timed our visit around the feeding times and shows involving the various animals and glad we did, very informative and gave us a chance to get close and personal with Australian wildlife. The Devils were amazing and in one enclosure they seemed to spend all their time fighting lots of energy there, this may have been triggered as it was close to feeding time, and when the food came it was all on.

If you genuinely want to get close to Australian wildlife this is the place to do it.

Thank Shane B
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

I can't believe all these people on TA moaning about the admission fee. I visited the centre with my eleven year old daughter as part of a tour of Australia and the afternoon we spent here was one of the highlights of the whole holiday. The centre is run by a very dedicated husband and wife team who quite clearly are passionate about TD conservation. They've created a beautiful park and are doing superb work to try and protect the devils on the peninsula from the tumour disease. At feeding time, the owner spent almost an hour talking about the centre and answering every last question. The kangaroo area was the best part. You can get right in to feed them, or just sit amongst them. For us Brits not used to these animals, and especially my daughter, this was magical. I had to pull her away in the end! I had no problem with the entrance fee, and was happy to buy a few things in the shop to support the great work of the centre. It is a conservation charity, not an entertainment complex.

4  Thank braceyerselfrodney
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

The only reason to visit this place was to see the Tasmanian Devil up close. You don't realise how ungainly and vunerable these animals are as they are as blind as a bat and rely strongly on the sense of small which is useless in strong winds (on the day we saw them it was windy +++). Our English friends who were with us were amazed by the strange antics. The rest of the area was just ordinary and the bird show was quite funny in the sense that the show was a let down in a funny way. We were spoilt by the show we saw in Alice Springs. Anyhow it was worth a visit as our friends had never been so close to the kangaroos.

Thank olie293
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

I had a great time at this park.

We saw Tasmanian Devils up close, and saw them being fed.

The kangaroos were really friendly, and the keeper gives you free food to feed them.

There is also a nice short nature walk, where you can see some wild animals.

I would recommend this park.

1  Thank KCucumber
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

It was amazing too see the devils so close and interacting with each other. Also, hand-feeding the friendly kangaroos was quite a thrill.
It is expensive at $33 per adult, but the money goes to the great cause of keeping the devils from dying out as a species.

Thank Sundancer93003
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