Hobart Zoos & aquariums

Our most recommended Hobart Zoos & aquariums

Mt Wellington, Mt Field, Bonorong & Richmond Day Trip

1. Mt Wellington, Mt Field, Bonorong & Richmond Day Trip

This nature lover’s day trip begins with pickup from Hobart hotel. Then, journey through the picturesque Derwent Valley. Drive past Australia's oldest operating pub. Continue on to Mt. Field National Park, where Russell Falls is a must-see. Stroll underneath enormous fern forests and some of the world’s tallest trees to the waterfall. Next, follow the freshwater back to New Norfolk, where your guide will explain its interesting history.   Stretch and grab a bite to eat before the next stop. Head to a Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to hand-feed kangaroos and discover Tasmanian devils. End your day in the picturesque town of Richmond before returning to Hobart. The Mt Wellington summit time depends on the weather (cloud cover) and will either be early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Half-Day Tour from Hobart

2. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Half-Day Tour from Hobart

Spend a half day learning about Australia's native animals and history. Visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary for close-up experiences of Australian animals, and spend time in Richmond, a Georgian-style village resplendent with mellow stone cottages. Your tour begins with a visit to Constitution Dock and the ABC buildings, Hobart's original sandstone railway station. Then head out on the Brooker Highway toward Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Once there, spend time getting warm and friendly with a Tasmanian devil! Take a guided tour and learn the habits of native animals. See quolls, wombats, sugar gliders, koalas, cockatoos, echidnas, kangaroos, wallabies, and more. Next, visit Richmond, one of Australia's most unique and historic towns. Take time to explore the bridge, the Gaol, convict-built homes, small cottages, and shops and restaurants.

Day-Tour: Hobart, Mt Wellington & Bonorong Wildlife Park

3. Day-Tour: Hobart, Mt Wellington & Bonorong Wildlife Park

Depart Hobart at 9:15 AM and take a scenic drive to the summit of Mt Wellington where you can glimpse the unfolding panorama of river, fields and the aquatic setting of Hobart. Enjoy an introductory city tour where you will see over 40 of Hobart's historical sites including 4 stops. Your experienced driver/guide will give expert commentary providing you with an in-depth knowledge of the city's history, lifestyle, features and attractions. Visit the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, offering close-up experiences of native Australian animals, including Tasmanian Devils. Take a guided tour of the sanctuary and learn about the habits of Australia's native animals such as quolls, wombats, sugar gliders, koalas, cockatoos, echidnas, wallabies and more. Complete your afternoon with a visit to Richmond, one of Australia’s most unique and historic towns dating from the 1820s. You will have time to explore Richmond. You might like to see the town's bridge, gaol, convict-built homes, classic Georgian mansions, and small cottages, many unique shops, galleries and restaurants. Tour returns to Brooke Street Pier, arriving in Hobart at 5 PM.

Hobart: Admission Ticket to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

4. Hobart: Admission Ticket to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Spend an unforgettable day exploring Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and admire a variety of Australian wildlife including animals that went extinct a long time ago in other parts of Australia. Throughout your experience, feed the free-roaming kangaroos with the provided bag of food and discover other Australian animals such as the cute sugar gliders or the eastern quoll. Join one of the tours to learn about these precious species, their threats, and how Tasmania’s unique wildlife can be conserved. The knowledgeable keepers will show you their favorite species, feed them, and explain how they are being protected. Capture incredible photos with the animals and marvel at the diversity of Australian wildlife.

Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Guided Night Tour

5. Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Guided Night Tour

The Bonorong Night Tour is a group feeding tour with a guide just for your group. Group sizes are kept small to ensure every participant has plenty of opportunity to interact with the critters. You will enter the animals’ world and experience hand-feeding weird and wonderful creatures like Eastern quolls, tawny frogmouths and sugar gliders. You will also be able to help your guide feed the Tassie devils their dinner! In fact, you are going to help feed almost all of the animals in the sanctuary. First it’s dinner time for the daylight dwellers and then the nocturnal animals get their breakfast. A special highlight is meeting the mob of friendly Forester kangaroos. You are also going to meet some incredible survivors as many of the animals are recovering from injury or are orphans. Your guide will show you how you are helping to get the animals back into the wild.

Hobart: kunyanyi/Mt Wellington and Zoodoo Zoo Half-Day Tour

6. Hobart: kunyanyi/Mt Wellington and Zoodoo Zoo Half-Day Tour

Discover Tasmania's vistas and wildlife on this combination half-day tour of kunanyi/Mt. Wellington and Zoodoo Zoo. Drive to the top of kunanyi/Mt. Wellington, see panoramic views of southern Tasmania and meet Tasmania's native wildlife at the Zoodoo Zoo. Begin your day with the kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour. Relax on a comfortable shuttle ride directly to the top of this 1270 meter mountain. As you drive, hear about Hobart's fascinating history. At the summit, enjoy 30 minutes to visit the observation shelter and take in panoramic views. Head back down the mountain and explore the Hobart Waterfront on your own for an hour before meeting your guide to begin your Zoodoo Zoo Tour. At the zoo, get up-close and personal with native animals and exotic species. Explore the zoo on your own for 2 hours before returning to Hobart with your driver.

Tasmania: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo General Admission Ticket

7. Tasmania: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo General Admission Ticket

At the Unzoo, have face-to-face encounters with animals found nowhere else on earth, discover rare and beautiful Tasmanian plants in the Tasmanian Native Botanic Garden, see Tasmanian artworks in the galleries, and have the chance to help save endangered Tasmanian devils. Tasmanian Devil Unzoo is the world’s first intentional Unzoo — a revolutionary project to create a model wildlife and nature experience of the future. During your experience, you’ll be inspired, intrigued, challenged, and entertained. Sometimes, you might even find it a little outrageous. The hope is that your visit to the Unzoo will challenge you to think about the natural world and your place in it, in a completely new way.

Hobart: Roundtrip Shared Bus Transfer to Zoodoo Zoo

8. Hobart: Roundtrip Shared Bus Transfer to Zoodoo Zoo

Take the stress out of your holiday with a pre-booked roundtrip bus transfer from  the city of Hobart to Zoodoo Zoo. Skip the hassle of arranging transportation. Save 20% on standard Zoodoo entry tickets when you show your shuttle ticket. Board the comfortable bus at a centrally-located meeting point in Hobart. Sit back and relax as you take in the views on the scenic drive through the Coal River Valley. Stop at the park where you can purchase your discounted tickets. Have 2 hours of free time to get up close and personal with animals like the famous Tasmanian devil, lions, zebras, and meerkats. After your visit, hop back on the bus and embark on your trip back to your meeting point in Hobart.

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo: Behind the Scenes Devil Tracker Tour

9. Tasmanian Devil Unzoo: Behind the Scenes Devil Tracker Tour

The Devil Tracker Adventure is a guided 4-wheel drive tour in the native forest near the Unzoo. See first-hand how the healthy Tasmanian devils of the isolated Tasman Peninsula are being tracked and monitored with special hi-tech infrared night cameras. Enjoy access to the Unzoo in addition to the tour. Your guide will lead you to a hidden camera site in the forest and then to the Devil Tracker Station to identify and monitor vital devil activity and health data by downloading the latest images from the cameras and keeping a nightly record of devil activity. It’s a great way to learn about the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo’s role in the fight to preserve and protect the endangered Tasmanian devil species. You’ll also discover the intimate habitat relationship between natural bush and farmland, how to identify wildlife highways, and discover traces of nocturnal wildlife activity.

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What people are saying about Hobart

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Highly recommended!!! Excellent guides, cute wombats and echidnas, lotsa kangaroos you can feed! Surprised this place has a beautiful mountain backdrop where we admired the kangaroos and many cuckatoos in the open which flew in to feed. Loved it!! Might get muddy on a rainy day, so waterproof hiking boots recommended!

It was such a great experience. The staff here aren’t just knowledgeable about the animals, they are passionate about their care and educating the public. I would recommend this for everyone. It can get a little muddy in the rain and a little slippery in one of the last exhibits, but it was very manageable.

Loved the night tour- the chance to feed the animals & see the nocturnal ones that usually aren’t active during day visits, highly recommend!

Great guides & itinerary was perfect for the day. Catered to my 80yr old mother through to my 12yr old daughter. Amazing.

Jarrod was an excellent driver and guide. Extremely polite and helpful