Image: Tasmania Zoo Location: 1166 Ecclestone Rd, Riverside While it might pale in size compared to the likes of larger Australian zoos and wildlife parks, such as Taronga Zoo or Australia Zoo, Tasmania Zoo is located around half an hour's drive outside Launceston, does a good job of satisfying all your animal-viewing needs, and is always a hit with the kids. Though relatively small, Tasmania Zoo still serves as home to a fair range of animals, both native Australian and exotic. Expect to come across the likes of koalas, kangaroos, monkeys, plenty of birds and, of course, Tasmanian Devils, which despite their predatory, meat-eating ways, are simply adorable! Tasmania Zoo follows a more open style layout than most, which allows you to get up fairly close to many of the animals. To add to that, there are various feeding sessions throughout the day conducted by the zookeepers who allow you to follow along closely to get a better view.