Reptiles

Our 50 highly venomous tiger snakes live in large open air enclosures where they pretty much move and respond to local weather conditions much like the wild snakes in Tasmania. Feeding time really is an amazing sight and is very popular with our visitors. This can be seen at 10.45 each day during the warmer months provided the day is warm enough. Its best to ring and confirm if you wish to specifically see snake feeding.

Bruce Press our local snake expert handling one of our Tiger Snakes

An alert Tasmanian Copperhead not missing a trick. They have wonderful eyes.

Latest news

Eastern Quoll Success Story

This beautiful young eastern quoll has six joeys hanging out of her pouch. There is a funny story behind this female. She and her brother were found in a local supermarket when it was noticed packages of meat were going missing from the display freezer. The opportunistic youngsters after being weaned from their mother must have found a way into the building where they made themselves at home. This successful breeding is a contribution towards the Tasmanian quoll breeding program operated by several wildlife sanctuaries. Her offspring will likely be going to the worthy cause of re-establishing this species in the wild on mainland Australia.

Successful Tasmanian devil breeding

We are pleased to announce the insurance population of Tasmanian devils held at Natureworld have produced 15 pouched young this season.  This is a fantastic boost to the number of devils secure from the deadly facial tumor disease.  These babies are important genetic contributors to the future of this endangered species.