Wing's Wildlife Park, Gunns Plains, Tasmania

Wing’s Wildlife Park is a family owned park located at Gunns Plains in Tasmania. The Park displays a large collection of Tasmanian wildlife, caters for the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife, and also offers accommodation. As you would expect at a Tasmanian wildlife park, Wing’s exhibits Tasmanian Devils. The Park has a breeding colony of Tasmanian devils, none of our which have been captured from the wild. The colony was started from orphaned young that were handed in, and all the devils thee now have been bred at the Park. Some of the young devils are kept at Wing’s Wildlife Park, and others are sent to other zoos and sanctuaries around Australia. As well as breeding devils, they also breed owls, quolls, bettongs and possums.

Australian native mammals on display include Bennetts Wallaby, Brushtail Possum, Common Wombat, Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Eastern Quoll, Echidna, Grey Forrester Kangaroo, Koala, Pademelon, Ringtail Possum, Southern Brown Bandicoot, Spotted Tail Quoll, Sugar Glider, Tasmanian Bettong and of course the Tasmanian Devil.

Birds are well represented at the Park, with several species of colourful Australian parrots including the Cockatiel, Eastern Rosella, Galahs, Green Rosella, Princess Parrot, Regent Parrot, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and Turquoise Parrot. The Park is home to a number of species of birds of prey including Boobook Owl, Brown Falcon, Brown Goshawk, Marsh Harrier, Masked Owl, Tawny Frogmouth, and Wedge-tailed Eagle. You will also see Emus, Kookaburras and various water birds, pheasants, quail, finches, pigeons and doves.

There are several species of reptiles: Blotched Blue Tongue Lizard, Copperhead Snake, Eastern Long Neck Tortoise, Freshwater Crocodile, Metallic Skink, Mountain Dragon, Occellated Skink, She-oak Skink, Tasmanian Tree Skink, Tiger Snake, Whites Skink, and White-lipped Snake.

Although primarily a native animal park, Wing’s Wildlife Park has a few exotic species on display including Alpaca, Deer, American Bison, Camel, Crab-Eating Macaque, and Water Buffalo. There are also various domestic and farm animals such as sheep, goats, cattle, pigs, rabbits and guinea pigs.

Exhibits also include an aquatic section where you can view Brook trout, Brown trout, Rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, Lobster and Short Finned Eel.

You can stay at the Park, with various types of accommodation on offer. There are six fully self-contained cabins that sleep up to 5 people. Some of the cabins have ensuite. Budget accommodation is available in the backpacker units. Units have power, heating, kettle refrigerator and small stove, with water supply nearby. For those who want to camp, caravan and camping sites are available is a large grassy area along the banks of the Leven River. There are ten powered camp sites with an amenity and laundry block. The camp site has disabled facilities.

Wing’s Wildlife Park is caters for guided tours from a handful of people to several hundred people. The Park has plenty of parking for large numbers of cars and coaches, and enough guides available to manage large groups.

The Park offers an educational service to Australian schools, hosting tours where students see a large range of animals and learn about native birds, reptiles and mammals, including the endangered Tasmanian devil, and learning about the impact of introduced animals on the environment.

Wing’s Wildlife Park is located at 137, Winduss Road, Gunns Plains in Tasmania.

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