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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Feeding Frenzy

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Feeding Frenzy

By Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Spend 2.5 hours feeding and getting close to weird and wonderful creatures like Tassie devils, wombats, tawny frogmouths, spotted quolls and more!

Ages 0-120
Duration: 2h 30m
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Live guide: English

  • Admission to the Sanctuary
  • Bag of kangaroo food
  • Entry/Admission - Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Transport between Hobart and Bonorong can be arranged for an additional fee by contacting us at after confirming your booking.
  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, 593 Briggs Rd, Brighton TAS 7030, Australia
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
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  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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    Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    The Feeding Frenzy tour is a group feeding tour with your own personal guide. Group sizes are kept small to ensure every participant has plenty of opportunity to interact with the critters. You’ll get up close to as many different animals as possible in two and a half hours and you’ll be supporting an incredible cause! (If we do say so ourselves.) The Feeding Frenzy may include: - Feeding the wombats their daily snacks - Giving the cockatoos their (sometimes) wriggly treats! - Feeding the Tasmanian devils their dinner - Meeting our two unique species of quoll and spotting their differences - Feeding fresh eucalyptus to the koalas whilst stroking their thick, woolly fur - Hand-feeding the tawny frogmouth birds and watching them swallow their food whole - Spotting the secretive and little-known Tasmanian bettongs in their grassy nests - Seeing the sweet-toothed sugar gliders come out for their dessert, - and more!
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    Excellent Tour
    The sanctuary is wonderful but especially recommend doing the Feeding Frenzy. Expensive but worth every penny. Highly recommend
  • ivyjr
    Rip off
    It’s rip-off! The tour is for 3 ‘stations’.. Our tour at 11.30am was big one, over 40 paxs.. They should get a mic or 2 commentators to split the group.. Couldn’t even hear out clearly. Worst still, don’t get to see wombat and/or the Tasmania devils. The wombat (one only according to commentator) is not in mood to say hello.. the devils are hiding.. Totally not worth to visit at all. Expensive. The only consultation is that our kid get to feed the wallabies..
  • sallybB4884TX
    Sensational night tour, up close and personal!
    We did the night tour with Elisa, and it was the most incredible experience ever! We got up close and personal with every animal! Elisa’s knowledge is unmatched and her passion for the wildlife is infectious! 10/10, could not recommend more!
  • jdigcidifodjej
    They obviously like wildlife !
    We took the free tour and I recommend it. They obviously love what they are doing and it's kind of contagious.
  • Mr_and_Mrs_Cuddles
    Come Here to Check Your Australian Wildlife Boxes
    We came here to see Australian wildlife and that is absolutely what happened. This was the first place we went off the plane and honestly, we could have left Tasmania happy only having visited here. We were able to see Tasmanian devils, wombats, kangaroos, emus and all sorts of other delightful critters. There were so many amazing birds here as well, some with big personalities. And there were bonus cockatiels in the trees surrounding the refuge. It was so much great wildlife in one space!!! The tour guide we had was great. He gave us a ton of really interesting info and he was great fun to listen to. He also really seemed to love his job. You get a bag of kangaroo food when you walk in and you can hand-feed the free-roaming kangaroos. It's a little intimidating when one comes hopping towards you excitedly, but it is quite fun. They did seem a bit tired of people feeding them by the afternoon though, some more interested in naps, so you may want to visit early. The highlight of our encounter was a wombat encounter, which we paid extra for. It was worth every dollar to see her up close and get a bit of interaction. We got extra time with a baby wombat and we were lucky enough that we even each got to hold her for about a minute each. She was soft, inquisitive, adorable, and generally melted everyone's heart. Completely worth it. We loved our visit to Bonorong and love what they do for animals and conservation. Go here; you won't regret it.
  • cheldaly
    Beautiful experience!
    We spent a lovely afternoon at Bonorong sanctuary. We went to some very interesting talks by knowledgeable and caring staff and saw some beautiful animals. We very much admire the good work they do towards caring for native wildlife. I would recommend this to anyone.
  • lindahF440DR
    A must do!
    A lovely little sanctuary - where you can learn about local wildlife and the importance of taking care when you drive. The guide gives a brief about the animals - wombats and echidnas and Devils. You can feed the Roos, or simply enjoy listening to the free birds who visit. They also have a one-way mirror where you can observe what goes on in the vet surgery. Amazing people work there - thank you to those who care for our very precious local residents.
  • kwhite8206
    Wonderful Experience not to be missed !
    Really excellent experience and a must visit. We booked the premium night tour and had the park to ourselves ! Our guide Page was fantastic , very knowledgeable and clearly loves all the animals. We got to feed many animals , met a lot of the residents up close and personal and had a lovely game with a Wombat called Madge! Whilst a little pricey it’s a really special experience and all the money goes back into the great work the Sanctuary does. Thanks very much Page, Liz and I had a great experience!
  • coombsmandy
    Really glad to support such a worthwhile venture & worth a stop.
    I was a little concerned about visiting here after reading some poor reviews, but glad we made the effort to stop and visit as do t really know what the bad reviews had to complain about. The enclosures were adequate for injured and captive wild animals, the staff were knowledgeable. All the animal seemed very well cared for and I love that they take in any injured animal and try & release it back into the wild & if they can’t they give them a home. We saw lots of animals including echidnas (one who is blind & one who has a leg missing), a wombat, lots of Tasmanian devils, quolls, loads of kangaroos, emus & other birds. I loved the philosophy of the sanctuary & if people think the conditions are harsh, just look at the area outside! It’s realistic. The hospital bit looked really interesting & although they weren’t doing anything while we were there the video was interesting to demonstrate what they can do. I would recommend a visit, but maybe not if it’s too hot as the animals won’t come out to say hello. The gifts shop had a good range or items to buy and the food outlet looked ok (although we didn’t use it). I feel our entrance fee was going to good use to help with future rescues.
  • 693robs
    Great ethical sanctuary for animals
    This is the best animal sanctuary we have been to. The kids absolutely loved it. The care they take for the animals and the investment in time and money they put into rescue of injured wildlife is second to none, a well worthy reason to support. Kids loved the access to Tassie Devils, the big range of birds and of course feeding the friendly kangaroos in the paddock. Will be back again for sure
  • littlewanderer89
    The Most Amazing Experience!
    A once in a lifetime experience for me! I did the nighttime feeding tour and could not have had a more perfect experience. Giving kangaroos chin and chest scratches, hearing Tasmanian devils calls for dinner and then feeding them (safely with a claw!) and hearing them crunch the bones. Meeting animals I’d never even heard of. Hanging out with a wombat Joey and feeding her a carrot. Seeing why it’s called a frogmouth. Hearing all the amazing stories from our guide, Robyn, and learning so much. I could go on and on! I had such a wonderful time and learned so much. Robyn was an amazing guide and the animals are just beyond words incredible. Thank you for all you do for your residents and all the wildlife in Tasmania!! I would recommend this strongly to any animal lover!
  • wheatieclerk
    An unforgettable experience!
    This was absolutely the highlight of our 3 week trip to Australia. We had a private, behind-the-scenes tour with Robyn, a senior guide at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, about 30 minutes outside Hobart. It is a center that rehabilitates injured or orphaned animals and releases them back into the wild. Some that can't be released are kept as permanent residents (for example, there were 3 tawny frogmouths that have had head injuries that hurt their eyes and so they can't hunt their own food, and an echidna whose back leg was crushed by a car so it can't dig). Robyn, was a fount of knowledge and passionate about the Sanctuary's mission. For 3 hours we met all the animals and got to feed each and every one. We got to pet some and hold a wombat!! This experience will remain with us forever.
  • E3546LVjonathang
    Feeding Frenzy Tour, Highlight of our Australia Trip!
    Incredible visit to Bonorong, definitely worth the trip and definitely worth it for the Feeding Frenzy Tour! After being able to meet all of the different animals around the sanctuary (Kangaroos, Wombats, Echidnas, Quolls, Frogmouths, Cockatoos, Lorikeets), we can say that this was the highlight of our 2 week trip across Australia hands down. Not only do you get to be up close and personal with the animals, you get to learn their personal histories and about the species as a whole from knowledgeable and caring keepers. We were lucky enough to have Monica lead us around, who was extremely friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and really cared about her work. The best part is that on top of how much fun we had, what you pay for your tour goes to supporting an organization that stands for animal welfare and rehabilitation that also contributes to wider species conservation efforts. Definitely recommend the Feeding Frenzy Tour on top of regular admission! We got so much one-on-one time with our guide and with close personal encounters with the animals. Definitely never expected to get to pet a Wombat and feed Echidnas and Kangaroos so close up! Especially because we went in Tasmania's winter, we had the whole tour to ourselves! We learned a lot, had a great time, and all for a good cause. Bonorong is definitely a MUST VISIT!! Add the Feeding Frenzy Tour!
  • JessicaO750
    Learned so much
    Highlight of our trip! Highly recommend the nighttime feeding tour. Fed kangaroos, quolls. Learned about Tasmanian devils and got to cuddle a wombat!
  • Y4790HPmikej
    Pretty average, unfortunately
    Apparently lots of native animals here, although we only managed to see a handful of devils, 2 echidnas and lots of kangaroos. We also did a wombat holding, it was supposed to be $30 for 10 minutes, but my partner and I paid $30 each and only got 5 minutes each! When we asked to have a few couples photos with the wombat at the end we were told the wombat needed to go back to sleep. I understand animals aren't robots, but people are also not made of money, so overall felt pretty ripped off by the whole experience.
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7 reviews
Very good

Brisbane, Australia17 contributions
Mar. 2021
I cannot speak highly enough or the incredible tour we did at Bonorong. We were taken on a private ‘Feeding Frenzy’ tour by the wonderful Sonia and we had the most memorable time. From hand-feeding the echidnas (Luigi and Randall 🦔❤️) to playing with Lenny the wombat, we got to do things that we never thought possible and this day will go down as one of the best experiences of our lives!
The rehab and sustainability work that they team are undertaking at Bonorong is truly remarkable and it’s wonderful to know that our little Aussie animals are in safe and caring hands. Thank you Bonorong! 🙏
Written 14 March 2021
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Laura G
Bowen, Australia15 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Family
Very knowledgeable guide and wonderful tour. We did the night time feeding frenzy and got to see, pat and feed the animals. It was a highlight for our trip.
Written 7 July 2022
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Wellington, New Zealand1,047 contributions
May 2021
Need more stars......... this was beyond excellent and so worth the $ paid for the 3 hours one on one feeding. The place itself is great - well laid out, spacious enclosure - and above all an ethos of releasing animals when can, caring for those inbetween (and making the hard decision if necessary).

Robyn was an awesome guide - thanks so much. From my first contact with staff when booking (and bringing it forward a little) to leaving - all the staff were fab.

I was worried it would be another 'zoo' style experience.... but from Luiggi and Randall, to Bert, and of course Lenny and every cuteness in between it was great. And even the Tassie Devils held a charm of their own.

The things like -yes you can get close to Bert the Koala - but no holding as that stresses all koalas, to the kangaroos just roaming freely and happy to approach humans (yes for food) - but they choose to stay (or go as they please), how clean things were, Robyns obvious empathy for the animal and love of the job.......... I could go on and on.........

But just go and experience for yourself and indulge in a feeding frenzy or just feeding one of the animals as it is so worth it for you personally, and helps support the place and the vets that are there.

Thank you - I will be back.
Written 11 May 2021
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2 contributions
Apr. 2021
My partner and I had a fantastic animal interaction tour with Monique.

Her love for the animals shone through, and she was extremely knowledgeable, answering all of our inquisitive questions without hesitation.

We also enjoyed learning about the work of the wildlife medical centre, and was able to view in action, a Tasmanian devil being treated by the veterinary team.

Would recommend
Written 11 April 2021
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