Tasmania Zoo
Tasmania Zoo
3.5
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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  • Steven F
    17 contributions
    A Great day at the zoo
    This was a great day out at the zoo. Saw plenty of animals interacting. Would have been happy to just sit a watch the different monkeys doing their thing as their were a number of different family units in the zoo. Did a couple of experiences and they were all good. The staff where engaging and friendly. There was a dinosaur exhibit at the bottom of the zoo that we found a bit strange so not sure if they had a bit of extra space and figured that was a good use for that space. Overall a good day
    Visited January 2023
    Written 18 January 2023
  • Suzie L
    28 contributions
    Great little tidy zoo. Easy spend a few hours. Out of town a little. Our giraffe photos were blurred from sun and no option for
    Great little zoo with lots of up close encounters you can purchase at an additional cost. Easy only need a few hours to see everything and recommend going early to see animals up and about and getting their breakfasts. Great little kiosk with some hot foods as well as large range of drinks. Zoo enclosures neat and tidy.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 March 2023
  • Mandy P
    West Auckland, United Kingdom4 contributions
    Disappointed
    Our second visit to the zoo and loved seeing the animals and the ongoing improvements. However just a little niggle - this time we were accompanied by my mother and mother in law who are both in their late 70s. We asked for 2 concessions but were refused as we are from the UK and obviously neither of them have an Australian senior card. Disappointed that a little discretion couldn't be used and interestingly this has been the only place not to give them concession rates. Will not stop us from visiting again next year when coming over to stay with relatives again.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 17 March 2023
  • geh6871
    Shearwater, Australia5 contributions
    A disappointment
    Very disappointing. Many of the cages were empty and the Jurassic Swamp was poorly set out so we had to retrace our steps to get back to the exit. I wouldn't bother buying the animal food: the wallabies are so well fed that they are not particularly interested in it.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 November 2023
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geh6871
Shearwater, Australia5 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
Very disappointing. Many of the cages were empty and the Jurassic Swamp was poorly set out so we had to retrace our steps to get back to the exit. I wouldn't bother buying the animal food: the wallabies are so well fed that they are not particularly interested in it.
Written 8 November 2023
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Jennifer M
New York City, NY18 contributions
Aug. 2023
We were a little hesitant when we pulled into the parking lot - but remember - Don't judge a book by its cover. Its just hard to tell the vast-ness and diversness of all the animals from when we pulled up! We had an AMAZING afternoon at the Zoo! From Mandy in the Main Office/Gift Shop/Concession (she does it all, and with an amazing smile and makes you feel so welcome - she should be a national treasure - she was so great) to Chloe the animal care-taker who led our Animal experiences, we had just an amazing and excellent day! Be sure to make a stop here on your Tasmanian vacation!
Jen
Written 21 August 2023
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Tracy C
1 contribution
Jul. 2023 • Family
For starters I was very concerned the rainbow lorikeet was being fed seed, these birds are fruit ,nectar and pollen eaters, seed I'd very bad for them, secondly one of the Tasmanian devils did his business in front of us and I was horrified that it was full of worms, and the animal looked in very poor health.
Written 1 August 2023
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catkid3
Victoria, Australia148 contributions
May 2023
One of my favourite parts of my Launceston trip! The lady at the register was so friendly and was doing a great job despite having to go back and forth to answer the phone - having worked in retail I sympathise 100%. I did the red panda and Tasmanian devil encounters and found them absolutely wonderful. The red panda one was well worth the $80 as you got a decent amount of time with the beautiful pandas, as well as the opportunity to feed them. The guide was extremely informative and had lots of knowledge to share. The devil encounter was also nice but much faster, as there were at least 7-8 other people involved. You get to hold the devil for about a minute and get your photo before passing it onto the next person; very brief but still worth it! The zoo is very spread out and not all the paths are sealed, so make sure you wear good walking shoes. Some exhibits were run-down and/or empty, but this is a minor criticism. There's plenty of parking but be aware there is no public transport that comes out near the zoo. Would definitely come again!
Written 15 July 2023
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Janine
Nadi, Fiji8 contributions
Jun. 2023
We visited the zoo for my grandson's 2nd birthday. At entry we purchased an animal experience (devil meet and photo). We were told to be at exhibit 57 at 12pm. We sat down at the front of the exhibit at 11.55. At 12.20 we went to the kiosk to enquire as to why nothing had happened only to be told we had missed our experience. Apparently we were supposed to wait at the side of exhibit 57, and "tastefully" in front of the toilet. No signage, nobody looked for us, nothing. I would like to say that on this particular day we were 4 of a maximum 20 people at the zoo. Not to hard to find if they bothered to look around thhhe corner of the building!
We what will happen
- wait till the next session at 2.30. Not possible as the 2 year old couldn't last that long
-or come back another day. This would require us paying another $127to enter
We asked for a refund and were told "we don't give refunds". We asked to see the manager and after a 20 minute wait for her we gave up.
Buyer beware - $25 is the least amount of money you risk loosing on shoddy unfair and dis-interested customer service.
The zoo is at best average, the dinosaur exhibit poor. Find alternative entertainment
Written 10 June 2023
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Mandy T
2 contributions
Mar. 2023
Not govenment owned zoo. The owner is terrible not friendly to travellers. Not recommend for anyone.
Written 10 April 2023
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Ryle P
Como, Australia33 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
I would highly recommend the Tassie devil and the wombat experience. This alone was worth visiting this zoo. The zoo is not huge but well set out with plenty of animals to see.
Written 27 March 2023
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Mandy P
West Auckland, UK4 contributions
Mar. 2023
Our second visit to the zoo and loved seeing the animals and the ongoing improvements.
However just a little niggle - this time we were accompanied by my mother and mother in law who are both in their late 70s. We asked for 2 concessions but were refused as we are from the UK and obviously neither of them have an Australian senior card. Disappointed that a little discretion couldn't be used and interestingly this has been the only place not to give them concession rates.
Will not stop us from visiting again next year when coming over to stay with relatives again.
Written 18 March 2023
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Suzie L
28 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
Great little zoo with lots of up close encounters you can purchase at an additional cost.
Easy only need a few hours to see everything and recommend going early to see animals up and about and getting their breakfasts.
Great little kiosk with some hot foods as well as large range of drinks.
Zoo enclosures neat and tidy.
Written 1 March 2023
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Oz Traveller
42 contributions
Feb. 2023
There’s loads to see at this zoo, from lots of different birds, native Australian and Tasmanian animals and a few surprising ones like a snow leopard. We came here for the wombat encounter, which ended up with a two-year-old wombat called Rosie. Super sweet, you get to both carry her, pet her some photos which was a great experience. She was super friendly with surprisingly soft fur. Make sure to bring a hat and sunscreen as most of this zoo is outdoors. Note that they don’t do the animal feedings anymore as advertised on some flyers and their website anymore.
Written 22 February 2023
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