Tasmania Zoo

Tasmania Zoo, Riverside: Hours, Address, Tasmania Zoo Reviews: 3.5/5

Tasmania Zoo
3.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Tasmania Zoo is located within 900 acres of private natural bushland, so 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 learn about including Sumatran tigers, lions, red pandas, servals, crocodiles, alligators, Tasmanian devils, little blue penguins, koalas, snakes, kangaroos, wombats, marmosets, lemurs, otters, capybaras, mandrills, siamangs, emus & 100s of bird species! Visit during our feeding/talk times to learn about the Tasmanian devils, little blue penguins, meerkats and our big cat species! Our Tasmanian devils are fed daily at 10:30am, 1:00pm & 3:30pm. You can also book ahead to have a devil encounter at these times! The little blue penguins are fed daily at 3:50pm. You can catch the servals, lions & tiger talk daily at 2:30pm.
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1-2 hours
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Dee R
Brisbane, Australia211 contributions
Worth a visit but a little tired
Oct. 2021 • Solo
While I enjoyed the trip to the zoo, it was a little tired and the feeding and experiences were not on offer on the day I went. Quite a few of the animals decided not to show themselves but this isn’t the fault of the zoo. I enjoyed the walk through the Jurassic swamp but the “dinosaurs” could do with a new coat of paint. The cafe menu was limited so it maybe better to pack a picnic. On the drive to the zoo, the GPS took me the longer route past Hadspen and through Westwood (I think I have the route correct). This was a truly beautiful country drive with sheep and stunning scenery.
Written 2 October 2021
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Gail T
10 contributions
Expensive and disappointing
Sep. 2021 • Family
The kids really enjoyed feeding some of the animals and watching the monkeys etc,the food although a long wait was pretty good.unfortunately there were no feedings happening,no staff to ask about any of the animals or talks about the animals and the dinosaur park was full of cement crocodiles and a few broken cement dinosaurs,but have one large t rex that moved a little bit..for the expensive entry fees we expected a bit more.we had visited a few years ago and it was great but seems a bit run down with a lot of the animals in dens and unseen,especially as we went to see the tigers...no show?...a lot of areas open but a lot of empty cages and dirty looking pools.
Written 30 September 2021
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Shonellee
Beerwah, Australia45 contributions
Not for me
Sep. 2021 • Family
Visited this zoo with my 3 young kids... when we turned up and entered the drive way I was sure we must be in the wrong place. Piles of rubble and an over turned trampoline are discarded along the way.
Once we entered they do have a wide array of animals so that was a plus.. but lots of them are alone in their enclosures and look miserable. Many enclosures seemed empty. The worst for me was the little penguin who is in a tiny enclosure with a paddling pool resembling a child's shell pool.... for an animal that spends up to 75% of their lives at sea, surely this is not humane.
The lions were amazing to see but this zoo was not for me.
Written 16 September 2021
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526bevb
Devonport, Australia17 contributions
Quiet wander
Jul. 2021
Small zoo with easy to follow map guide. The animals look healthy ant the dinosaur park was new and appealing to children
Written 23 July 2021
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Gail C
Brisbane, Australia26 contributions
Jurassic adventure
Mar. 2021
My husband and I found this zoo to be amazing. All the animals looked healthy and well looked after. The enclosures were quite spacious and clean. The jurassic swamp was excellent. A little boys dream. Highly recommend this zoo. One of the best I have been to
Written 3 March 2021
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Mark H
Maffra, Australia31 contributions
Great value
Dec. 2020 • Family
Congratulations on the staff and volunteers on keeping the zoo well maintained through the difficult covid period. We spent 3-4 hours here and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, which is more intimate and less crowded than a mainland zoo. My best tip would be to follow around the keepers at feeding time (around 11am) to see the animals at their most active. The adverse reviews are overly harsh in my opinion..
Written 29 December 2020
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Petrina C
2 contributions
Awesome zoo. Loved it!
Dec. 2020 • Family
Ridiculous that this Zoo has any bad reviews. We just experienced it for the first time and it was beyond amazing. You can tell they have spent $$$ upgrading the facility. The range of animals were awesome and they have large enclosures to accommodate them. It really exceeded my expectations. We really enjoyed it.
Written 20 December 2020
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alysha12389
Claremont, Australia4 contributions
Little family holiday
Oct. 2020 • Family
We love it all my son loves the dinosaurs there is so much to see there it is so good my son loves animals
Written 26 October 2020
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MrsButterworth2013
21 contributions
Mediocre amateur zoo
Jul. 2020
We visited here with our six month old daughter, I checked the website to confirm that they had baby change facilities prior to our visit. On arrival that was our first port of call, and it somewhat spoiled the entire visit. The “baby change facilities” is a filthy, rickety, 2nd hand 1980’s ‘plastic sling’ style portable change table hanging on a bit of wire in a dirty cramped toilet. The large dog eared sign taped to the wall above it advising that they take no responsibility for injury that occurs from its use is a nice touch. We changed Bub in the pram, which any parent knows is less than ideal, but there was no way I’d use the provided amenities.

A family attraction needs facilities that cater to families. With the entry price charged, the owners could afford the small outlay to have a koala change table installed.

The paths were very boggy and not pram friendly (even with a robust off road jogging pram we struggled, a stroller would be impossible to use).

The cafe was quite reasonably priced, the meals generously portioned, but definitely quantity over quality. However for a family on a budget with a few kiddies, you’d feed the family for under $35.

The animals were okay, primarily native wildlife with a few exotics thrown in for good measure. Don’t expect a comparable experience to mainland zoos, but for what is, in essence, a glorified backyard petting zoo, it’s a good range.

All up, not a bad day out with Tasmania’s extremely limited attractions, but not something that would warrant multiple return visits.
Written 27 August 2020
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PCzns
Penang Island, Malaysia64 contributions
Overpriced and not that good.
Mar. 2020
We weren't at all impressed by the zoo which is best described as tatty. It does have several Tasmanian Devils which was my wife's main reason for wanting to visit, but that's about it. Several of the larger felines advertised were not visible and one red panda seemed depressed. The meerkat enclosure was good.
Written 19 March 2020
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