Tasmania Zoo is the state’s only fully-accredited Zoo, near Launceston in Tasmania’s north.
Set amongst extensive natural bushland, the zoo has Tasmania’s biggest collection of animals including the world’s largest private devil breeding program. You will come face to face with the world-famous Tasmanian Devils who assist research into the devil facial tumour disease. Witness these fascinating creatures live, at the devil feedings and interpretation times.
Watch wild animals feeding in their natural habitat at daily sessions. Feeding times are 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm. You can pet a baby devil and get your photo taken. You will also see over 80 species of birds, from fairy penguins, swift parrots and macaws to wedged tailed eagles.
You can enjoy hand feeding the native Australian animals like wallaby’s, wombats, kangaroos and the domestic animals like sheep, cattle, goats, alpacas and miniature ponies. This is an excellent family destination, with a variety of activities including barbecues, picnic facilities, children’s play area with swings, and an onsite shop.
Tasmania Zoo Tours depart twice a day from major hotels, central Launceston and nominated pickup points. It includes bus service and zoo entry fee.
Tasmania Zoo is around 20 minutes’ drive (18 kilometres) from Launceston.