Trowunna Wildlife Park started caring for native animals about 30 years ago. The Park houses the largest heritage population of endangered Tasmanian Devils in the world. Trowunna is unique in that it only cares for native Tasmanian fauna, except for the Koalas which have been bred there for over 20 years. Trowunna has been used as a natural setting to capture native wildlife for numerous photo shoots, documentaries, and television shows over the past 30 years.
Trowunna has a wide range of native marsupials, birds and reptiles on site. Many of the animals have been acquired through rescue and rehabilitation programs, and the park becomes a release site for these animals. This is a more gradual release than releasing them straight into the wild, especially where animals have lost some of their wild instinct. Animals are cared for at the park and allowed to roam within the park for a while. Once the animal is seen to be fending for itself, it can be released into the wild. Some of our rescued and released animals include Tasmanian Common Wombats, Bennetts Wallabies, Brushtail Possums, Ringtail Possums, various Birds of Prey and many more. However, there are animals that can never be released into the wild because of injuries or disabilities or just cannot fend for themselves anymore. These animals become permanent residents at Trowunna.
With plenty of shelter, food and water around, wild animals such as Potoroos, Bandicoots, Green Rosellas and numerous ducks are attracted to the sanctuary, and have made Trowunna their home. Many of the birds come and go when they like, and you may find some of the bird enclosures empty as you walk around.
Tasmanian Devils have been bred at Trowunna every year since 1985. The best time to see them is during the devil feeding in the daily interactive animal tours. Other carnivores you may see are the Spotted Tail Quolls and Eastern Quolls. You will also see the Tasmanian subspecies of the Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus tasmaniensis). Over the years the Park has released over 25 wombats into the wild. You will see all five species of Tasmanian macropods – Forester Kangaroos, Bennetts Wallabies, Pademelons, Bettongs, and Potoroos. There is also a variety of Reptiles including snakes and lizards, and an abundance of birds both in exhibits and wild birds naturally occurring in the park.
The park offers Interactive Animal Tours where visitors can encounter a Wombat, Tasmanian Devils and pat a Koala. Tours run daily at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Private tours can be arranged for additional cost. The knowledgeable park guides will help make you visit educational and enjoyable.
Trowunna Wildlife Park is located at 1892 Mole Creek Road, Mole Creek.