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Tasmania Zoo

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Address: 1166 Ecclestone Road, Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6396 6100
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Tasmania Zoo is located within 900 acres of private natural bushland, so...

Tasmania Zoo is located within 900 acres of private natural bushland, so why not enjoy the peace and quiet while discovering the largest private collection of animal species in Tasmania. Tasmania Zoo is fully accredited with Zoos Victoria to ensure high standards in animal husbandry and exhibit design.There are many native and exotic species of animals to visit at Tasmania Zoo, including crocs, an American Alligator, Tasmanian Devils, Little Blue Penguins, reptiles, kangaroo's, wombats and hundreds of bird species including the endangered Wedge-Tailed Eagle and the only exhibit of the endangered Swift Parrots in Tasmania.Visit Tasmania Zoo during our Feeding and Interpretation times and enjoy watching and learning about the Tasmanian Devils and the Little Blue Penguins. Our Tasmanian Devils are fed daily at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm and includes an opportunity to have your photo taken while petting a baby Devil. The Little Blue Penguins are also fed daily at 10.00am and 4.00pm.You’ll have a Devil of a time!

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Great Tassie Devil display

Fantastic to see the Tasmanian Devils up close. Make sure you time your visit with feeding time. I got there around 2 pm and saw the 3.30 feeding. The zoo was not crowded and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda M
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Launceston, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went out to the zoo with an open mind and was impressed with the variety of animals that were in the zoo the variety of parrots was quite impressive as were the lions all animals looked in very good health (I am not a vet)

Thank brucemV1158FV
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As members of the Melbourne Zoo, I can comfortably say this zoo is my absolute favorite and has exceeded any other zoo experience I've ever had. The keepers and workers are so lovely and friendly, even the animals are heaps more engaging and I wish I never had to leave. Definitely plan to come back. 11/10 😍✔

Thank squidsforlife
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is in the middle of no where but is quite a bit bigger than you realise. In amongst all the Australian fauna there's actual lions which seemed bizarre to me but you can get reasonably close to them compared to other zoos so it's pretty cool. They have the most awesome dinosaur walk. My son loved it. Also... More 

Thank Kia M
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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic to see the Tasmanian Devils up close. Make sure you time your visit with feeding time. I got there around 2 pm and saw the 3.30 feeding. The zoo was not crowded and the animals appeared very comfortable around people and in good condition .

Thank Linda M
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great day out. Plenty for the children to do & even some hands on experiences. Located only 20-30 mins from Launceston in a lovely bush setting.

Thank badtaste516
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

with a large range of animals, you can wander freely or watch the animal feedings and get commentary on the animals.

Thank travel_happy61
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Tasmania Zoo today with our 4 year old daughter and had a great time. Highly recommend this place to visit especially if have small children. There are birds, monkeys, devils, wombats, lions, alligators, snakes, alpacas, emus, camel...to name but a few..My daughter's favourite was the wallabies that could be hand fed and pet and the friendly goats.... More 

Thank rachchlo
Fleet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the zoo specfically to see the devils, but there is more here than just the devils, the zoo also has a fine collection of other things, including a lot of birds native to Australia and beyond. The lay out of the zoo will appeal to families and children, but anyone with an intrest in local wildlife will... More 

Thank AndrewMunnings
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We arrived just prior to a small drizzle (unfortunate) but we still had a grand time. The zoo has many different exhibits of Australian animals along with many other "imports" from Africa and Asia. The animal pens are very humane and very thoughtfully displayed. It was definitely a worthwhile visit.

Thank William P
1 review
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Tasmania Zoo on Good Friday 2017. It was an easy 30 minute drive from Launceston and well worth the visit. There was a lot to see, we particularly loved the Meerkats and Tasmania Devils. We loved being able to feed some of the wildlife and the goats and chickens.

Thank Georgina Z

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