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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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Address: 5990 Arthur Hwy, Taranna, Tasmania 7180, Australia
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+61 1800 641 641
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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This is a wonderful (and close-up) way to see the endangered Tasmanian Devils. The park has several feeding times for multiple Devil habitations, making it easier to see the... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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This is a wonderful (and close-up) way to see the endangered Tasmanian Devils. The park has several feeding times for multiple Devil habitations, making it easier to see the Devils fed throughout the day (a truly remarkable experience). The park also has a kangaroo habitation, where you can interact with and hand-feed the kangaroos (also an incredible experience; especially if... More 

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Sydney
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 two animal feedings. The first was the kangaroos which was in a large outdoor enclosure.... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Tasmanian Devils close to the entrance. Those are sisters so that they tolerate each others... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 wish, breakfast (they are nocturnal animals)

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Hugo, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 for 3 + hours and saw two feedings. The people from the ship only stay... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 and well taken care of. The animals are friendly, specially the kangaroos. Careful when leaving... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stress scent released by the hungry Devils... It was a wonderful experience for all animal... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 really friendly i.e. we stroked a few as they mingled with us. A really great... More 

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Sydney
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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) indignantly responded that these were organic, free range Devils, and we would be contributing to... More 

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