Beaumaris Zoo

Lower Domain Road, Hobart

BOOKINGS OPEN 12PM AEDT, THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER 2022

This abandoned zoo once housed a wide variety of animals including lions, tigers, leopards, elephants, monkeys and polar bears, and is most notably remembered as the home of the last thylacine in captivity. Originally opened in 1895 at the Battery Point residence of socialite Mary Grant Roberts, the zoo was moved to a new zoological facility operated by the Hobart City Council at the Queens Domain in 1923. Wander amongst the ruins of old animal enclosures at this fascinating site.

Tours:  Saturday 12 November, 10 am, 12 pm and 2.30 pm

Duration: 80 minutes

Locations

CBD

Domain

Hobart

Building Types

Landscape

Zoological Gardens

Architectural Period

Interwar (1919-1940)

Feature

Heritage

Accessibilities

Level Changes

Pram Friendly

Steep Incline

Uneven Surfaces

Brendan Lennard

Brendan Lennard was the Senior Cultural Heritage Officer with the City of Hobart for twenty five years. He has been conducting tours of the Beaumaris Zoo site for over twenty years and continues to advocate even after his retirement.  Read more

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