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“Must go for the feeding sessions!”

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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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.
graciepapa
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“Must go for the feeding sessions!”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

I was glad to have time for this Park and we had lots of fun seeing all the animals especially feeding times. The grounds are not huge but it would allow visitors to see more without walking too far from point to point. Feeding sessions are a must as you will get to hear about the animals, their natural habitat versus in the park and what it means to them. The trainers were all very knowledgeable and friendly.

I love it that we could get up front so close to the kangaroos!

Yes it is a bit pricy I agree but it's location is convenient enroute Port Arthur.

Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“An Amazing Experience”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

Paid $33 per person. There was no concession available for students. Entrance money is used for the park maintenance and programs to release animals into the wild.Has a nice gift shop mostly filled with stuffed toys. This park also tries to aid injured animals.

We arrived in time for feeding the animals.

2:30pm - Kangaroo feeding : Lots of Kangaroos!!! We got to hand feed them for about 20min. This was great, the staff provided the food and the females gently ate off your hands. Male Kangaroos were separated as they eat faster and can get a little aggressive. There are some soft baby Kangaroos there as well that you can pet. Wallabies shared the same space, they were a little shy and would keep to the edges of the fence, but you can feed them as well. Throughout the feeding time the staff educated us about Kangaroos and Wallabies.

3pm - Tasmanian Devil feeding : We arent allowed to feed them obviously, but it was great watching the little fellas quarrel over the food. Again, the staff gave us lots of information about the Devils and their program to release some in the wild.

3:30pm - Bird show : This was really cute, the birds did their little tricks with the visitors. Good way to involve children and adults in the presentation.

There are other sections to see as well in the park. I think we ended up staying there till 4:15pm.

You must go visit this place.

Visited January 2014
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Calgary
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“Overpriced”
Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

This place needs to be careful, or it will go out of business. I'm all for conservation, but a business is a business and you can't charge $33 per person. The value just is not there. The worst part for me is I paid for my wife and myself and when I asked to pay on visa she said it was a 2 dollar fee. So that's fine I said, but it was 2 dollars per person!! How can they charge 2$ per person on one transaction. It's only $2 but still. As soon as we walked in she instantly started telling us that the money goes to conservation and doing a sales pitch.

Bottom line is it's an hour or two max you will spend and see a few things. The devils are cool, but a zoo is way better and half the price.

We were two couples traveling through Australia for 2 months and we both agree that this was the biggest rip off of our entire two month trip!

Visited January 2014
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Giessen, Germany
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“Overpriced”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Oh well. As much as I would like to support the concept of saving the Tassie Devil, this place is overdoing it with the admission fee of 33$ for what takes 45 minutes till you've seen it all: two or three scruffy devils chasing through a lovelessly decorated enclosure, two parrots in a cage and corral with a bunch of dopy kangaroos, alright. They let you feed them with roo-pellets and tell you a bit about the threat to the Tassie devil.

Visited January 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Chance to get up close”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

I had missed seeing the devils at Cradle Mountain, so was really glad we found this park. It is quite expensive- but I suppose you are supporting conservation, and the layout and walks are quite natural and all the animals seem happy. There are a number of displays and feeding times- the guy doing the bird display was brilliant, and some of the birds had been injured and could not have been re-released so you did not feel they were being exploited. We managed to spot some devils outside the normal feeding spectacle, so it was nice to just watch them and be able to take photos. The kangaroos were very tame, and you can wander amongst them. Good place for all the family- still expanding and improving.

Visited December 2013
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