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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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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 March 4, 2017

My husband Mike and I went to this amazing zoo that is not a zoo. That is the animals are not truly caged but in enclosures that allow them to wander around and be happy and safe.
The amazing owners John and Caroline live the dream and run this truly magnificent establishment for visitors and locals who live in Tasmania. A place to visit animals (red devils being my favourite), the fauna and flora, the art and the habitat that is so natural and nurturing for both humans and animal.
We loved the feeding of the kangaroos, the red devils and that talks that were given giving us so much information about the animals/birds and what has been happening at this centre over many years.
A must to see if you want to see nature in its environment and meet the totally passionate and dedicated staff at this Centre. Ashi and Mike

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"their natural habitat"
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Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

Great place to see you can check when feeding is and guide will answer any questions, also feeding the kangaroos was good fun

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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

$33 each. Saw 3 Tasmanian Devils, 2 Quolls and a few birds. Thankfully we were there for the feeding and the girl that did that was quite informative or you may as well have a walk through the bush. Not worth the visit

Thank Charmaine P
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

Be careful if you book this through a Celebrity cruise ship. Our guide just left us. A guide with another Celebrity bus wouldn't help our group. Celebrity heard about this from many of us.... There are Tasmanian devil and Kangaroo feedings. These are DON'T miss events and the only reason to go here. Check it out in advance - the timing of the feedings...

1  Thank Lviehmyer
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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Very cool place only 9-10 km outside Port Arthur (on the way). We spent only about 2 hours and made the kangaroo & Tassie devil feedings. It's a compact place and easily walkable through forested terrain. The staff are knowledgeable and willing to answer any/all questions.

You get up close and personal with the animals (except hostile Tassie devil) and that's really awesome.

The place is expensive IMO, at $33 pp. The feedings make it worth it-- but you'd better get there in time!

1  Thank VictoriaCumberbatch
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