Trowunna Wildlife Park
The Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary can be visited year-round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's not far from Cradle Mountain. Their significant contribution to the Tasmanian devil is unique. For more than 30 years now they run the conversation breeding programme successful. You shouldn't miss the feeding time of the Tasmanian devil at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Around December you may see the baby devils as well.
If you like to feed the kangaroos, that's an extra charge of $3. Visit Trowunna already in the morning when they open the park. It starts to get crowded from 10.30 a.m.onwards and the kangaroos start hiding.
Trowunna was founded in 1979 with their primary goal for wildlife conservation, education, and research. The park does essential work for the Tasmanian devil since 1985 and has the biggest population of the devil. Due to the facial tumor disease, their work is even more important nowadays. The released devils are all without the tumor. They already released a healthy population on Maria Island which you may spot while camping as we did, at Narawantapu, and on the Tasman Peninsula.
They even let you pet some of these cute animals like a wombat but not holding anymore. To be honest, they are pretty heavy. What a fantastic experience for the whole family. Many of the animals were injured or orphans before. Some were found in the pouch of the dead mother hit by a car. The attentive tour guides have a huge knowledge. They answer all questions without any rush. It is also an excellent place for a BBQ and picnic. More information about Trowunna
Don't miss the Alumn Cliffs nearby. Feel the cultural importance of this magic place. It was a sacred celebration place for the Aboriginal people.