Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, 82 acres sanctuary for our Native Tasmanian Wildlife. Tasmanian Devils; Wombats; Quolls; Echidnas; Forester Kangaoos and an array of birds, ducks and Cape Barren Geese to name a few Trowunna is approximately 12 minutes west of Deloraine, 40 minutes south of Devonport, 45 minutes west of Launceston and 75 minutes east of Cradle Mountain. Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary is open every day except Christmas Day with 3 free daily interactive tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm as part of your entry fee. Come and see the wombats roaming free at Trowunna hand feed the 'friendliest kangaroos', mob of 50+. Relax and lose yourself in the tranquil sanctuary that is Trowunna. Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary has been successfully breeding Tasmanian devils since 1985 and we are also active in other conservation projects such as Quoll and wombat breeding programs and native Tasmanian wildlife rehabilitation program.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Geraldine P
    25 contributions
    Put it on your bucket list.
    This is a must do. Put it on your bucket list. The interactive experience is all part of the entrance fee and well worth the $$. The wildlife keepers knowledge amazing. We got to pet Winmah the cutest wombat and watch the Tassie Devils get fed. 100% worth it.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 March 2023
  • waggy21
    Perth, Australia181 contributions
    Really worth stopping here.
    Had a fabulous experience at the Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary with our guide Lockie. He is very passionate about the conservation of all things small. We all leant a lot about the Tassie devils and Wombats. I would definitely recommend visiting this well, run self funded Sanctuary.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 March 2023
  • Aaron G
    2 contributions
    A must do for animal lovers!
    We participated in a behind the scenes tour today for 2 hours with Lachie and it was worth every cent! Up close and personal with wombats, Tasmanian devils, several different species of quolls, tawny frogmouths and then a walk through the raptors. It is heart warming to see the passion put in to help preserve so many species with foundation animals and breeding programs.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 April 2023
  • Gwen C
    1 contribution
    Best Tasmanian Devil experience!
    I had visited 6 years ago solo and this time came with my husband. Having a breeding program means there were plenty of Devils to see including two 7 month olds that were bought out as part of the tour. With other Tassie animals to view this was a highlight, with the team focussed on the animals it was educational as well.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 November 2023
  • charmi_13
    Brisbane, Australia59 contributions
    Good Visit
    I visited Trowunna with my preschooler in January 2024. We enjoyed watching the wombat & tassie devil feeding sessions. There were free roaming kangaroos, swans, geese and ducks. My son loved hand feeding the kangaroos. The gift shop was also pretty good. There were toilet facilities and they were clean enough.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 January 2024
  • jellybeanspeaks
    15 contributions
    Exceeded Expectations. Fantastic Sanctuary experience.
    Trowunna wildlife Sanctuary was recommended as a place to go while in Tasmania Cradle Mountain area. This place rocks! We were able to go during a daily tour which allowed us to see staff handle a Tasmanian devil. We were able to interact with an orphaned young wombat. The site has many Tasmanian wildlife (possums, kangaroos, wombats, Tasmanian devils and birds) in comfy habitats outside of the interactive tour. The staff were very knowledgeable and approachable. Fantastic experience exceeded all expectations.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 February 2024
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jellybeanspeaks
15 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Trowunna wildlife Sanctuary was recommended as a place to go while in Tasmania Cradle Mountain area. This place rocks! We were able to go during a daily tour which allowed us to see staff handle a Tasmanian devil. We were able to interact with an orphaned young wombat. The site has many Tasmanian wildlife (possums, kangaroos, wombats, Tasmanian devils and birds) in comfy habitats outside of the interactive tour. The staff were very knowledgeable and approachable. Fantastic experience exceeded all expectations.
Written 15 February 2024
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charmi_13
Brisbane, Australia59 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
I visited Trowunna with my preschooler in January 2024. We enjoyed watching the wombat & tassie devil feeding sessions. There were free roaming kangaroos, swans, geese and ducks. My son loved hand feeding the kangaroos. The gift shop was also pretty good. There were toilet facilities and they were clean enough.
Written 7 January 2024
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dennis D
Tunuyan, Argentina41 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
This was my 4th or 5th visit over the last decade and it's frankly just no longer worth it. While previously we could pet and see a wombat, this time all we saw a few lethargic Tasmanian devils and that was about it for $60. Apparently it was not the "wombat season or time of day" which is ridiculous as in Cradle Mountain they are to be seen at just about any time of day if you know where to look. Given that it's a haul to get to Trowunna, one can use one's time far better. Even the kids were bored. Guide though was helpful and did her best. But this locale is way past its prime and its questionable if they even are a "sanctuary" any more or just another tourist attraction and a poor one at that..
Written 24 December 2023
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Gwen C
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
I had visited 6 years ago solo and this time came with my husband. Having a breeding program means there were plenty of Devils to see including two 7 month olds that were bought out as part of the tour. With other Tassie animals to view this was a highlight, with the team focussed on the animals it was educational as well.
Written 12 November 2023
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Aaron G
2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
We participated in a behind the scenes tour today for 2 hours with Lachie and it was worth every cent! Up close and personal with wombats, Tasmanian devils, several different species of quolls, tawny frogmouths and then a walk through the raptors. It is heart warming to see the passion put in to help preserve so many species with foundation animals and breeding programs.
Written 9 April 2023
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waggy21
Perth, Australia181 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Had a fabulous experience at the Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary with our guide Lockie. He is very passionate about the conservation of all things small. We all leant a lot about the Tassie devils and Wombats. I would definitely recommend visiting this well, run self funded Sanctuary.
Written 18 March 2023
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Geraldine P
25 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is a must do. Put it on your bucket list. The interactive experience is all part of the entrance fee and well worth the $$. The wildlife keepers knowledge amazing. We got to pet Winmah the cutest wombat and watch the Tassie Devils get fed. 100% worth it.
Written 14 March 2023
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Heddy_13
Rockingham, Australia188 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
The most fantastic place we have been for a long time. This establishment is an absolute must see if you are in the vicinity. It is calm and peaceful, the staff are friendly and it is evident that the animals come first.
Written 14 March 2023
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Mark_m10778
Sydney, Australia97 contributions
Feb 2023
On our Tasmania road trip, we stayed at Mole Creek (80 Kms from Cradle Mtn). We decided to visit the Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, due to a write on TripAdvisor and were not disappointed with this experience.
The guided tour / talk started at 11:00 but as we were quite early, we walked around visiting the various Devils, Quoll, Wombat, Eagle, Bird enclosures as the animals basked in the sun, all in their very large enclosures.
The keeper talk was excellent and informative on the Devils and Wombat's they have under their care after being hit by cars, etc. Some animals at the Sanctuary fully recover and are released, others unable to be released are kept in what I call 6 star accommodation.
They have a active breeding program, and some have been released back to Bruny Island and Maria Island so to avoid the cancer that has impacted them in past years.
Overall, a excellent facility, all funded by visitors contributions.
A must see on your next Tasmania trip.
Written 3 March 2023
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Berenice
Kimbolton, New Zealand4 contributions
Feb 2023
The informative talk from staff was excellent. We learnt a lot about the animals in their care and enjoyed seeing the Tasmanian Devils at feeding time. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
Written 18 February 2023
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm