Monday, 11 February 2013

Tasmania Zoo: Great Family Activity

The Macaw was very entertaining
 Our children love animals. I don't know many that don't. We have a lot of opportunity in Tasmania to see wildlife regularly, still, a trip to the Zoo is always a great experience. Tasmania Zoo has been on our agenda for a while. So when we headed north on our latest family trip to Launceston, Tasmania Zoo was the first activity we popped on our must-see list.

Tasmania Zoo is a short drive out of Launceston, situated 18 kilometers on the outskirts of Riverside, on a sprawling 900 acres of bushland.

The huge range of animals to see is amazing. We were certainly spoilt for choice in the variety of species and the layout of the Zoo is such that you leisurely stroll along the displays. From exotic birds to monkeys, from Australian treasures to foreign beauties, from the quiet to the noisy, Tasmania Zoo has covered it all, and something tells me that they have not finished yet in their design and choices on offer.

Whether you want to stroll and discover at your own pace, or join a tour, the choice is there. You can also experience the various feeding times throughout the day of many of the animals. The staff are joyous to watch as they interact with the animals, while answering your questions and sharing their knowledge.

I have added just a sample of pictures below of what is on offer, so as not to spoil your experience.

Our family loved the Tasmania Zoo and will be returning to experience some of the extra options on the list besides the basic tour.

Note: This is the opinion of our family, as reviewed without compensation or encouragement of staff or creator of Tasmania Zoo.
Meerkats at feeding time

One of the many monkey enclosures

Blue penguins


Pink Crested Cockatoos

Master 5 having a chat with a Cockatoo

A sleepy Koala

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