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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Small Group Shore Excursion from Port Arthur exploring the Tasman Peninsula
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Taranna
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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 January 3, 2014

Loved the conservation park. The work to conserve the devils is fantastic. The staff who provided a tour were extremely heplful and answered every question fully. They are clearly committed to their work. The park is low-key in its presentation but it is clearly oriented towards the needs of the animals. A recommended side-trip for people visiting Pt Arthur.

Thank technobedlam
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Very conveniently located, 10 min before Port Arthur ( if driving from Hobart). We were a family of 5 ( 2 adults and 3 kids under 12yo) , paid $80 family pass. Given the name of this site and the price we paid , our expectation was that at least we get to see the tassie devils and the feeding at the scheduled time ... Well we did see 4 devils, 2 and 2 in different enclosures. Feeding happens in a very small hut with a glass screen approx 2 meters long ( or even less), only people directly by the glass can see in ... It is too small when you have at least 50 people wanting to see the devils fed, even the ranger commented on how bad the set up was. By the time we moved close enough, the devils were done eating.... Disappointing is the word, considering we were mainly there to show our kids what devils are like. Bird show was great, kangaroos were in perfect shape and adorable. We won't be coming back any time soon.

Thank Lisa K
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

On the way to the park from Hobart (which is where most of their customers would come from) there is a big red sign advertising the park, which has been deliberately made to look like a road sign, I am surprised they have got away with this as it is potentially dangerous, as people think it is a warning sign and slam their brakes on to read it.
The park itself is good, the only problem is that when they feed the devils they feed them in a small area where not many people can see them when there is a larger area they can use so no one misses out.

Thank danielharris1981
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Just loved my visit. I fully support the work that the conservation area is doing. My one and only viewing of Tasmanian Devils. I can understand why they have that name! The somewhat cute creatures turned into fierce and ugly fighters at feed time. I fell in love with the kangaroos who were in a huge open area. They were quite used to humans and it was a thrill to feed them and to photograph them close up.

Thank LJV1515
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

It's nice to see Tasmanian Devils and other Aussie animals, but seriously - $80 for a family ticket? Or more than $30 for an adult? What's the justification for such prices when proper zoos that are vastly bigger charge half the price?
Photo opportunities rarely come more expensive. That said, the place is interesting and a couple of hours can be spent there. Especially if the stars align and you time your visit with feeding times.

Thank Metal_Detect0r
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