“To my knowledge, you will be the first to test and develop a fully-functioning example of what I believe will become the zoo or ‘unzoo’ of the future” - international designer Jon Coe to Unzoo director john Hamilton in 2007
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo is a global leader in shaping the way zoos evolve in the 21st century.
When you visit our zoo without cages you will discover lots of very special Tasmanian devils but what is different now is that our Tasmanian bush animals are wild, not captive. It is a welcome change from a traditional zoo. So what do we offer?
To best enjoy these wonderful creatures we suggest you join one of our expert guides on an interesting nature walk along easy-grade bushland trails!
Come face to face with our famous endangered Tasmanian devils and join our interesting devil feeding presentations to learn how we are helping save the last isolated, natural population of devils left in the world.
You can hand-feed friendly forester kangaroos, meet noisy wattlebirds and cheeky little parrots, wild wallabies, echidnas, native fish and nearly 100 bird species living around our Unzoo bush garden. Above all your entrance fee will us preserve the Tasmanian devil.
We are open every day (except 25 December) at Taranna, about one-hour from Hobart on the way to Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula.