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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

#1 of 3 things to do in Taranna Features Animals
5990 Arthur Hwy, Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
+61 1800 641 641
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5990 Arthur Hwy, Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
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+61 1800 641 641
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

LOVE THIS ZOO - they're helping to save the Tasmanian Devil population as they have disease free devils that are thriving! They have several shows a day where they feed some devils and explain their feeding habits and other interesting things about this amazing marsupial....More

Thank Pam J
John H, Owner at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thank you for your great response. We are very happy you enjoyed learning about our work with Tasmanian devil conservation. As we have mentioned before perhaps we need to explain our Unzoo concept a deal better as we have made a change from a zoo...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017

small zoo with only a few animals. we went because the kids wanted to see tas devils. Feeding the kangaroos was a highlight. The bird show was also very good. but otherwise not much else to see.More

Thank lefamily5
John H, Owner at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thank you for supporting us. Perhaps our message that we now do not have a zoo but an Unzoo, which is greatly different from a zoo, is not being explained well enough. This is a bit of a challenge as we are the first to...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017

A great place to go to see Tasmanian Devil's and other Australian fauna. The Devil's were great. We got there in time to see them being fed. Talk about an animal with attitude.....A word of warning, don't put your hand over the side of there...More

Thank diandray50
John H, Owner at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

What a great response from an Aussie. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed your visit to see our Australian / Tasmanian fauna. The main thing about our Unzoo is that most of the animals you experience here are wild. Regards, John Hamilton.

Reviewed 13 March 2017

We didn't have nearly enough time at the Unzoo. We watched the Tas Devils for only a few minutes, because we wanted to go to the kangaroos. Who knew kangaroos like getting their chest scratched? We were mobbed by 'roos and had a ball with...More

Thank luv2travl003
John H, Owner at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thank you very much for supporting us with your visit and for your enthusiastic comments. All the best John Hamilton

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Recommend spending a few hours looking around. Great walks and getting up close to nature. Fun for kids.

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a wonderful facility that is truly an "unzoo" - the animals aren't locked up - you are actually in an enclosure around them. We saw a lot of Tasmanian Devils, Kangaroos, Wallabies, etc. We saw the Devils being fed, and were actually able...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Loved watching the Devils getting fed. The tour guide was very informative. $33 per adult or family pack for $79

Thank PrincessKarma M
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great place to see Tasmanian animals up close. Make sure you see the feedings and get great information from the guides. My family said this was the best experience we had in Australia. Hand feeding Kangaroos was a bucket list adventure checked off!

Thank canadiaspic
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

As far as petting zoos are concerned, this is one of best experiences you will have. Witnessing the feeding of the Tasmanian devils with them fighting for their food was incredible. The feeding of the kangaroos was fun too... until a big bus load of...More

1  Thank Laurent L
Reviewed 5 March 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...More

Thank doglover002
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kansastraveler07_9
How can I get there from the cruise port?
31 May 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Thank you very much for your inquiry. Most of our visitors hire a car and drive themselves from Hobart,. It is about an hour's run, usually in light traffic. Alternatively there are shore excursions offered on board which... More
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cloud_surfr
Is there a bus/shuttle from Hobart to the Unzoo? If so, how much does the bus cost and how long does it take to get there?
3 July 2016|
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Response from Tom H | Reviewed this property |
We drove there on the way to Port Arthur, don't know if there is a bus.
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anne c
How much is the 1 hour tour and how many days notice is needed
18 October 2015|
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Response from Mick K | Reviewed this property |
No, it is just like a regular Zoo. You can turn up and just stroll through. I do recommend going in the afternoon as they seemed to be when the feeding of animals occurred and when the birdshot was on. As for price, we had a... More
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