Tasmania Zoo

 

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Tasmania Zoo

The Tasmania Zoo is situated in Launceston in Tasmania. Covering an area of about 900 acres, the zoo houses the biggest collection of indigenous and foreign animals in Tasmania. It displays animals like emus, wombats, Tasmanian Devils, kangaroos, koalas, monkeys, reptiles and some 80 species of bird. The zoo conducts conservation program of which the breeding programs for Tasmanian Devils is one. This zoo is a very good place for family destination with different facilities like barbecue and picnic facilities, shop, play area and activities like trout fishing tuition from expert guide.

Animals found in the zoo

Animals found in the zoo include mostly Australian animals like echidnas, tasmanian devils, koala, wallabies, sugar glider, wombats, quolls, kangaroos, possum and a wide range of snakes and lizards. Beside there are also local birds like lorikeets, black cockatoos, budgerigar, wedge-tailed eagle, rosellas, king parrots, corellas, emus, cockatiel and galah. One more striking feature is the presence of some exotic animals like deer, alpacas and macaque monkeys.

Highlight of the park

A big feature of the park is the Tasmanian Devils at Devils Heaven. You can easily see these devils feeding at different times, mostly at 10:30 am, 1 pm and 3:30 pm. There are around 30 animals at the Devils Heaven.

You can avail night tours round the park that starts with barbecue meal including sausages, hamburgers, steak, salad and chops. You will then head on a Safari Bus to see the nocturnal animals like quolls, wombats, possums and wallabies

Facilities at the park

There is a cafeteria with a balcony, a reception centre with drinks and snacks as well as souvenirs and gifts. You can use barbecues in the zoo without any additional charge. Also there is a trout fishing reserve at the five lakes and also offers tuitions in angling to visitors.

Website: www.tasmaniazoo.com.au
Email: tasmaniazoo@activ8.net.au
Address: 1166 Ecclestone Road, Riverside, Launceston
Phone: +613 6396 6100
Fax:
Timing:

  • 8:30 am - 5:30 pm (daylight saving/October to March)
  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (winter months/April to September)
  • Closed (Christmas Day)

Admission Price:

  • $18.00 (adult)
  • $8.00 (child from 2 to 16 years of age)
  • Free (child under 2)

     
 
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