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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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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
5990 Arthur Hwy, Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
+61 1800 641 641
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This has to be one of the best attractions I have been too and I would recommend to anyone that is heading to Port Arthur. We only had a limited amount of time before heading back to the airport and were lucky enough to attend...More

1  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This visit was part of the afternoon program of the Tasman Island Cruises. Very happy to have chosen this optional program. Great way to meet those special animals. We recommend to go for the feeding tours and the bird show.Be patient to watch the TWO...More

1  Thank LD_Ko
Reviewed 11 May 2017

If you are planning to visit Port Arthur make sure you stop by this lovely Unzoo. We spent almost half a day there. We observed unique birds (including White-bellied sea eagle), fed kangaroos and wallabies, and watched Tasmanian devil devour his dinner or, if you...More

1  Thank JimSeagate
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I learned so much at this small, but informative unzoo. The best is to witness feeding time for the Tasmanian Devils. Please arrive early to get your spot because bus loads of cruise ship people come as well for this show. We actually were there...More

1  Thank 7wonderstraveler
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful day we spent at the Tassie devil conservation reserve "Un-Zoo". Nice to see that Tassie residents only pay once visit and can come as many times as we want during the year, makes bringing our visitors worthwhile. The whole place is great...More

1  Thank catalinafh
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

One of the best small "zoos" ever! The concept is also very sounding. Really enjoyed all the feeding times and the tour, learned a great deal and spent a lot of time with the animals face-to-face, so close that I got a headache from the...More

1  Thank TOsunnyfirst
Reviewed 28 April 2017

You get really close to the devilstherough perspex screening. The guide was very knowledgeable and had great anecdotes. We saw some being fed and got a good background on their risk status which was quite sad. They also have a load of kangaroos that are...More

1  Thank Head_H0nch0
Reviewed 26 April 2017

An unplanned find, we got to hand-feed kangaroos and paddy-melons, watch Tasmanian Devils being fed and learn more about them, explore a variety of natural bushland and talk with knowledgeable people clearly committed to preserving and restoring native bushland.

1  Thank LisaT88
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Without being unkind, we arrived hoping to see a real living Tasmanian Devil (rather than the roadkill visible en route) As we didn't have much time, we enquired whether it was $35 to see the Devils. Caroline (we can only assume a "bad wrist" day)...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Were yesterday in this unzoo.Waste money , there are no animals and there is nothing. They tried to find Tasmanian devils, they saw two from far away and that's all.My daughter liked only kangaroos and she quickly wanted to leave this place, because she was...More

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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
2 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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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