Welcome to Tasmania’s largest wildlife park! Tasmania Zoo is only 18km from Launceston, right in the foothills of the Tamar Valley. It’s also a place where kids can get up close to a host of incredible animals! There are over 80 species of birds, and a ton of exotic animals – make sure you take your camera!
What trip to Tasmania would be complete without experiencing a real life Tasmanian Devil!? Not many! At Tasmania Zoo, of course you can get up close to these beautiful creatures during the feeding and interpretations times which are held daily. Kids will love it!
Penguins, crocodiles, kangaroos, reptiles, monkeys, echidnas, quolls, and even crocodiles all call this amazing zoo home. In your own time, make your own way around the enclosures and let kids experience the incredible animals that we have in the world. It’s a great way for them to witness animals they might not normally, and also learn about their habits and habitats. (Also a great chance to talk about those animals in extinction, and how they have got to that point)
Make sure you check out at least one of the feedings during your time there. Feedings happen at 10:30am, 1pm and 3:30pm. You can even try hand-feeding the domestic animals like goats, cattle and alpacas, as well as some of the more unusual animals like the wombats and kangaroos!
For those kids over 17, you can even try being a keeper at Tasmania Zoo for the day! An incredible experience, learn all about the behind the scenes activities and responsibilities that it takes to look after these incredible animals!
Of course, we’ve saved the best ’til last (that is, if you love getting dirty and love fast paced fun!). The Wet & Wild Buggies give you a real thrill as you ride through 17km of native bushland. For 30 minutes, you will endure heart pumping adventure! (Bring a change of clothes – you could get pretty muddy!)
An animal packed, mud filled adventure for your family day out!