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East Coast Natureworld
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Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Bicheno
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Owner description: East Coast Natureworld is Tasmania's premier natural wildlife and Ecology park. Experience the freedom to roam and relax in 160 acres of parkland and lagoon, or get involved and hand feed some of the free ranging Kangaroos. Guaranteed viewing of Tasmanian Devils, Tasmanian Tigers (Snakes & cats of course), Quolls, Wombats, Cape barren Geese, Eagles, Owls, Bettongs, Pademelons, Cockatoos, Native & Exotic Parrots and much more. Check out the East Coast Heritage & Mining Display with an 1850's mine, while learning about coastal History. The Wildspot Gallery Cafe restaurant serves food all day and has a menu to suit all pallets. Animal Feeding and meet the keeper at 10am 12.30 And 3.30 Daily. Extensive Souvenir Shop featuring Tasmanian & Australian made Gifts.
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit to Natureworld, a short drive from Swansea, just north of Bicheno. Kangaroos and peacocks roam freely - white peacocks too! You can lean in to the tiger snakes enclosures to take a look at them sunning themselves. No protective cover so watch your children don't decide to climb in for a better look! The Tasmanian Devils were a delight... so cute. Mind you their bite is 3 times stronger than a dog bite so don't try and pat them or even put your hand in. Worth the drive.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Julie H
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“Up close and personal”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is the first time that i come across a zoo with such 'OPEN' concepts!

The minutes we step out of the entrance, we see a group of kangaroos right in the open about few feet away from where we are standing.

Our tour guide choose a to bring us there prior feeding time, so the kangaroos are really friendly because they know we have food. A really smart kangaroo hop right over to us, and once we fed him, in less then one minute we are surrounded by at least twenties kangaroos.

After that we get to see the operator fed the Tasmania Devil and wombats, you can tell that they really love the animals.This place give me the kind of feeling that it is more like a sanctuary rather than a zoo, they take care of the wounded animals and let them out to wild again once they are ready.

The operator will explain to us some interesting facts of the animals such as the Devil is called Devil because of its cries.The other thing that amazed me is that the eagles can fly away and come back as and when they wanted.

I like this place a lot, the only disappointment when we visit was there was no Koala, perhaps they let it back to the wild, and we did not have enough time to roam through the whole place.

If you like animals, this is the place to be!

Visited October 2013
2 Thank pohling c
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“Worth a visit with kids”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

This place is unfortunately a little run down, but that didnt matter to the kids, who had a great time feeding Kangaroos and peacocks and where impressed by the Tasmanian devils. You can tell that the operators really care about the Tassie devils conservation and deserve kudos for their efforts. Lots of birds in the aviaries and snakes in pens not behind glass!

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Beth D
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Launceston, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Up Close and Personal”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

What an amazing experience it was to get so up close and personal with wombats, Tasmanian devils and kangaroos. They are all fascinating and the passion shown by the staff is contagious! There is so much to learn about these animals and particularly the challenges faced by the Tassie Devils. The work done here at their breeding program that we were told about is so important. Well worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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“A must if you've never seen a devil”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We missed other zoos/nature parks on our way through Tassie, so we stopped here with the intention of getting in our fill of Tasmanian devils. It did not disappoint! The feeding was the best part, and we even got to pet the wombat!

It's not a huge place, so I wouldn't dedicate an entire day to it (even with kids). I don't know how East Coast Natureworld compares to other parks in Tasmania, but I got my fix of native wildlife in!

Visited August 2013
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