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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
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+61 3 6268 1184
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (pronounced “Bon-a-rong” - Aboriginal meaning...

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (pronounced “Bon-a-rong” - Aboriginal meaning “Native Companion”) was established in 1981 as a sanctuary for injured and orphaned wildlife and is Tasmania's most popular wildlife park. At Bonorong you will see native animals which are extinct everywhere but Tasmania such as the famous Tassie Devil, Tasmanian Bettong, Eastern Quoll and Tasmanian Pademelon. You will also see favourites like wombats, koalas, kangaroos, possums, lizards, native birds and so many more. The animals of Bonorong are loved and cherished by all of the staff here at the Park and we are sure you will love them too!

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Small but worth a visit

An hour to 90 minutes is sufficient for a visit here. Very interesting presentations by staff. You can touch wombat and feed/touch kangaroo. Worth supporting their wildlife rehab... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An hour to 90 minutes is sufficient for a visit here. Very interesting presentations by staff. You can touch wombat and feed/touch kangaroo. Worth supporting their wildlife rehab & release program. Limited access for those requiring mobility scooter, but still a good choice

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best animal parks I’ve ever visited. All animals out and about and easy to see. Walk amongst the kangaroos and joey’s, hand feed them. Wombats, Tasmanian Devils, echidna, quoll, bandicoot, emu, blue tongue lizards, snakes, various birds. Well worth a visit and take a tour to learn more about some of the creatures.

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words Ruth A! We are so glad you enjoyed our Sanctuary and came to support us - we could not do the work we do for wildlife in Tasmania without people like you visiting us! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An easy day trip from Hobart. Very important rescue centre for Tasmanian wildlife and part of the Devil breeding programme. We took a Private Keepers tour, which although short, allowed us up close access to a Koala (non native to Tasmania), a young wombat and watched a Devil feeding. The guide was very informative and knowledgeable. You can also wander... More 

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, Julie P! We couldn't do the work we do without lovely people like you coming to support us :) More 

Queenstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the Feeding Frenzy program with Robin at Bonorong. We were given the opportunity to get close to the animals and even feed many of them. She had a great knowledge about all of the animals and clearly has formed a bond with them. Having the opportunity to interact and get close was amazing. Tour took just about... More 

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, Darren L! We'll be sure to pass on your comments to your guide, Robyn - she'll be delighted :) More 

Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved this place! If you want to experience some Australian wildlife in one setting visit the Bonorong Wildlife Sancturary outside Hobart. Here you can handfeed Kangaroo (and there are LOTS of Kangaroo here) that are such friendly creatures and a delight to get upclose and personal with. We also were fortunate to see some Tasmanian devils, and Koala bears.... More 

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words kdh78! We could not do the work we do without awesome visitors like you coming through the gates. We're so pleased you could make it, even for a short trip. More 

Aviano
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I loved our visit, and to see the active approaches taken to rehabilitate and reintroduce animals back into the environment. Our tour guide genuinely loved the animals and ensured that our entire group had personal encounters. One story in particular, about a wild cockatoo who returned to his pen after being released, cemented the thought that the... More 

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, Ely C! We agree - baby wombats are definitely the cutest! It's people like you coming through our gates that ensures we can continue our rescue and rehabilitation work, so thank you! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The people who work here are passionate, knowledgeable and fun and the animals are simply fabulous. Feed and pet and hang out with a kangaroo!

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you elizabethp829! We're glad you enjoyed our Sanctuary and came to support us :) More 

Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After following Bonorong on Facebook and Instagram for quite a while, when we finally started planning our road-trip around Tassie it was at the top of my list for places I wanted to visit. Unfortunately time only allowed for a short trip on our way from Ulverstone to Hobart. We had around half an hour to explore before we joined... More 

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words Alana C - we're so pleased you could make it down, even for a short visit We are very lucky to do the work we do, and it's awesome people like you coming through the gate that make it all possible! :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful tour and evening feeding of the animals. Expensive but worth every penny - and the money goes into breeding programs for endangered animals and the care and rehabilitation of injured animals. We were on a solo tour (just lucky nobody else signed up) with a lovely tour guide named Robin. We learned a lot about the animals and were... More 

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words rabuczewski, we're glad you enjoyed our Sanctuary and came to support us - we could not do the work we do for wildlife in Tasmania without people like you helping us! We'll pass on your feedback to Robyn as well, she'll be pleased to see your review. More 

Monument, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They are a little out of the way, but this is an interesting and worthwhile operation - it is a sanctuary for injured and orphaned wildlife. During our cross country Australian travels, we had seen very little wildlife (thought plenty of road kill, unfortunately in Tasmania). So this was a well spent afternoon getting up close and personal with the... More 

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for you lovely words Gary R! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at our Sanctuary! Your support will ensure we can continue to care for our Tasmanian wildlife :) More 

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