When Is the Best Time
You want to watch the shy Tasmanian devil then Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect location not far from Cradle Mountain. Taking fantastic pictures of this fascinating predator is almost guaranteed. Open throughout the year from 9 am. to 5 pm. For more than 30 years now they run the conversation breeding programme successfully. The sanctuary plays a vital role in the preservation of the Tasmanian devil. Many devils from their program got already introduced into the wild their natural environment.
Don't miss the feeding time of the Tasmanian devil at 11 am., 1 pm. and 3 pm. Watch the powerful bit when feeding a dead possum. Nothing was leftover at the end; the fur the bones all was gone. 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 am. onwards and the kangaroos start hiding.
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Trowunna was founded in 1979 with its 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 facial tumour disease, their work is even more important nowadays. The released devils are all without the tumour. A healthy population was already released on Maria Island which you may spot while camping as we did, also at Narawantapu, and on the Tasman Peninsula.
Tasmanian devil on Maria Island
They even let you pet some of these cute animals like a wombat but not holding anymore. Usually, I don't pet or hold wild animals, but I couldn't resist holding a wombat. They are pretty heavy. Something I will never forget in my life. The park is awesome for families; the children will love it. Many of the animals in the sanctuary were injured or orphans before. Some were found in the pouch of the dead mother hit by a car. The attentive tour guides have 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.