Zoodoo Wildlife Park
Sure you’ll find camels and Tasmanian Devils when you visit the Zoodoo Wildlife Park, but there’s so much more to this Hobart attraction than the dozens of species of animals. After hand feeding the zebra and ostrich aboard a thrilling safari bus tour, take the children to the indoor playland with the jumping castle and ball pit. When it’s time to go and see some more animals, choose from strolling past kangaroos or feeding the emus and lions. For an added fee you can join in experiences that get you right next to the animals, from the cute, cuddly meerkat encounter, to a scary, slithery snake encounter to petting a furry koala. At the aviary, hear a cacophony of squawking bird song raining down from above, as you crane your neck to see numerous bird species all flitting around through the branches. There’s an education center to help teach children about wildlife found in the park, and daily animal presentations when visitors really get “hands on” and interact with the wildlife. Although the Zoodoo Wildlife Park is just 30 minutes from Hobart, it feels like you’ve traveled to a faraway land where the Australian outback and African plains are literally brought to your fingertips.