Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes and become part of the essential research effort to save the last isolated, natural population of disease-free wild Tasmanian devils on the planet.
The Devil Tracker Adventure is a fully-guided four-wheel drive tour through private farmland and native bush to understand how Tasmanian devils are being tracked and monitored. Visitors here can learn first hand what endangered devils are really like. These carnivorous marsupials are dwindling in population due to a devastating disease. The guides at Unzoo educate their guests about the ongoing efforts to help save the devils. You will be able to assist in monitoring the progress of the local population of healthy wild devils, observe recorded devil activity and record the latest findings from their hi-tech infrared cameras.
During this experience, your guide will lead you to our Devil Tracker Station, set on the edge of the native forest. Here, you’ll learn about the healthy Tasmanian devils living in isolation on the Tasman Peninsula and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo’s vital efforts to help save Tasmanian devils. You’ll have the opportunity to visit a hidden camera site in the forest and to identify and monitor vital devil activity and health data by downloading the latest images from their cameras and recording the nightly record of devil activity. This is a conservationists' dream – learn all the ins and outs of what it takes to save our unique and very precious little devils.
Your ticket includes entry into the Unzoo, a “cageless” animal experience where you can come face to face with endangered devils, meet the adorable quolls and pademelons, hand feed friendly kangaroos and have chat with some parrots in the free-flight bird show. You can participate in kangaroo feeding, the bird show and quoll feedings at various times during the day. You may choose to enjoy the nature trail that will take you through a delightful native botanic garden filled with wild honeyeaters and wrens, see the epic eucalypts and lush streamside ferneries.
The Devil Tracker Adventure caters for up to twelve guests and also includes a traditional Tasmanian morning tea, enjoyed in a completely natural forest environment.
Location: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo is located at 5990 Arthur Highway at Taranna, on the stunning Tasman Peninsula.
Taranna is approximately one hour’s drive southeast of Hobart (88 kilometres/55 miles), and ten minutes’ drive (9 kilometres/5.5 miles) from Port Arthur.
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