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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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Address: 5990 Arthur Hwy, Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 1800 641 641
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The world's first Unzoo project is located at Taranna, Tasmania, about one...

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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Bigger than expected!

Really cool! It was much larger and had far more animals than I had anticipated! Staff were very knowledgeable and the feedings were fun to watch. Walking through the wallabies... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Really cool! It was much larger and had far more animals than I had anticipated! Staff were very knowledgeable and the feedings were fun to watch. Walking through the wallabies and kangaroos was our favorite. The birds were really cool too. And of course, the Tasmanian devils :-)

Thank emjunck
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting. Has tassie devils so correct there. Quite expensive with no student discount. Children only as under 16. $33 each for adult. Told it was a 'donation' interesting wording. Someone shooting on adjacent property, sounds like a dog got wounded.

Thank Rurh
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Well informed and interesting guide. The devils were highly in evidence and very entertaining. The entrance fee is perhaps a little high but presumably goes towards conservation.

Thank CJDartmouth
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A guide shouted "no" in mandarins at us to not take picture of him. We were in fact taking picture of a free roaming bird which flew onto him. His job includes doing animal shows. Isn't it unreasonable of him to expect not to be photographed with the animals while he was doing animal show? Even so, he should have... More 

Thank chiapolly
John H, Owner at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, responded to this review

This is a slightly amended response to the message below. I shall be happy to meet with you personally in Singapore tomorrow (Monday 20th Feb). This is short notice but I arrive from KL tomorrow evening arriving around 8.30 pm at our hotel. Please contact me by SMS on +61 408 641 642 if you would like to have a... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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85 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

There was nothing really unique about this place, just another wildlife park, but again, a good and dedicated guide made a lot of difference. I didn't get her name, but she was energetic and knowledgeable. And she completed the perfect tourist experience. Petting kangaroos never felt so good.

Thank Oliver Q
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Really enjoyed my visit to the Unzoo. It is a great place to see local wildlife and you can see that the local wildlife is taken care of and in the best conditions possible. Their dedication to the devils and all of the wildlife in Tasmania is evident and they are a role model for other wildlife parks. Worth the... More 

Thank Brandi8888
Penguin, Australia
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very nicely well laid out in a re-established bush setting, with very informative staff especially the young guide Megan who is very knowledgeable and insightful. And good with people! We learned a lot about the devils and facial tumour disease from the owner (who had been bitten only that morning by a devil). This park is making a very important... More 

Thank Permie
Wierden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This is a sanctuary for Tasmanian Devils, admission fee is stiff at 33 dollar, but it is for a good cause. Very enthusiastic staff that actually care. Nice little setup , very open. You can play with kangaroos without even feeding them !!

Thank Ben B
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We drove the couple of hours so we were guaranteed the kids could get up close to the Tassie Devils. The enclosures for them and the quolls are well done and the kids were in their element.

Thank Joshua H
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Called in on other peoples recommendations,we arrived just after lunch time and were greeted by the owner and briefed on what was on the schedule.The price for an adult is $33 each.We did the guide bush walk then the kangaroo feeding then the Tasmanian devil feeding and lecture.The owner gave the talk on the devils and is clearly dedicated and... More 

Thank scubacol11

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