Tasmania is an incredibly vast state, with open land and beautiful hills flowing all over the island that sits at the southern tip of Australia.
With so many options available for families in the state, it’s hard to pick what to do in Tasmania that’ll engage kids and make the holiday a trip worthwhile.
What To Do – Tasmania Zoo
Open daily from 8:30am – 5pm, Tasmania Zoo is the largest and fully-accredited Zoo wildlife park in Tasmania. The Zoo is a great place to take the whole family to see hundreds of different wildlife species, and is the best answer when wondering what to do in Tasmania. There are over 80 species of birds, wombats, echidnas, kangaroos, quolls, reptiles, monkeys and more. 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.
There’s so much to do in Tasmania Zoo. 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. More to do includes seeing the likes of fairy penguins, swift parrots, macaws and wedged tailed eagles. You can enjoy hand feeding the native Australian animals like wallabies, 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 providing plenty of activities to do while you’re in Tasmania. Tasmania Zoo is the only fully accredited zoo in Tasmania, exhibiting the largest collection of native and exotic animals throughout the region. These species include a number of endemic Tasmanian animals, as well as native and exotic species recognised as critically endangered.
Tasmania Zoo offers the second largest collection of primates in any private zoo in Australia and are the only zoo in Australia to exhibit the endangered Black Crested Macaque. Tasmania Zoo believes in creating a balance between wildlife conservation, education and entertainment in a natural environment that gives all visitors an up-close and hands-on wildlife experience for a greater understanding of why conservation is so important for our future.
If nature and the beautiful surrounds of Tasmania has you wondering what else there is to do in the state, transition from the engaging Tasmania Zoo to the Cradle Mountain National Park, where kids can climb around all day and see some spectacular views. More natural wildlife can be seen if you visit the nearby King Island, where wallabies bound around happily all over the beautiful grassy hills.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Tasmania, where there is so much to do!