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Tasmania Zoo
1166 Ecclestone Rd
Riverside
Launceston
TAS
7250
Tel: 03 6396 6100

Directions

The animals are waiting for you at 1166 Ecclestone Road in Riverside. On the A7 from Launceston, drive 4km and turn left onto Ecclestone Road. after about 11km you will find the zoo.

Where are we going today?

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! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$25 admission. $45 for Wet & Wild Buggies.
  • Children$12.50 (Ages 2 to 15) $35 for Wet & Wild Buggies.
  • Free Under: 2 years.
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

9am - 5pm

7 days a week but closed Christmas Day.

I'm Hungry!

There is a BBQ area available in the Zoo free of charge once entry has been paid. Bring your own lunch and enjoy your food with the animals (don't forget, make sure you don't feed them though! Human food might not sit well with their stomachs).

Any Top Tips?

You can celebrate your birthday with the animals at the zoo as well as all your friends! .

More information

Keeper For A Day is $129 per person. Also, some of the feeding times vary so just check when you arrive so you can schedule your day around your favourite. .

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    There's a good quantity of parrots and a few monkeys/primates. However, at least for a large family, it's expensive for what you get! May not have bothered if we knew what we were getting beforehand. On the positive, it looks like they're trying to improve things though.

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    Disappointed!many empty,no koala,only one kangaroo seem like sickness,if you never go to any zoo in aust,you can come,if yes,it absolutely waste your time and money.

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    Enjoyed our time here. Loads of birds to see. Really wanted to see the Seahorses but there were none there and the Nocturnal house was closed. Lots and lots of mice (or rats?) running through the cages which I guess happens at Zoos and some of the pens were a bit smelly. Overall was ok. It was off the beaten track and not really enough signs up to show you the way, thought we were lost and no pricing up before you go in.

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    Open concept whereby one can get very close to the animals. Surroundings and sceneries are fantastic. The Devils are great. Just too bad when we were there the kangaroos and deers went hiding.

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    The best place in the word

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Humidity: 51 %
Wind: WNW - 15 MPH

Tuesday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
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