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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6268 1184
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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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Amazing Day Out

Visited with my husband recently as we were touring Tasmania. Lovely sanctuary animal enclosures were well designed, great variety of animals and feeding the kangaroos is an... read more

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited with my husband recently as we were touring Tasmania. Lovely sanctuary animal enclosures were well designed, great variety of animals and feeding the kangaroos is an amazing experience! We went on a guided tour which was about 40 minutes very informative and were able to stroke a wombat and koala - amazing!!!!! This is a must go to for... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to see some unusual Tasmania animals. Wonderful staff and very helpful to identify the animals and to inform of animal behavior. You can get up close with the animals.

Thank Joseph Y
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a half day or so at the sanctuary. We signed up for a personal tour which started an hour or so after the opening. We were there shortly after the gates opened and had the opportunity to walk around while the park when it was waking up. With basically no crowd we were able to see most of... More 

Thank colonelthom
Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love animals this is the place to go. Hubby and I got the "Feeding Frenzy" package deal. While you may think this is a little expensive it is worth every penny. Not only do you have a fantastic knowledgeable guide that can answer any of your questions, but you get to be up close to the animals. These... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You walk in here and you are surrounded by kangaroos. There must be a hundred of them. You can feed them (free) or pet them or just watch them move around. Several of them had joeys either with them or in their pouches. They also have koalas, wombats, and Tasmanian devils, but you can't get as close to them as... More 

Thank xsteves
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off to visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary whilst travelling around Tasmania. What an amazing place, very friendly and knowledgeable staff, packets of Roo/wallaby food included in admission price and the chance to go up close on a Wombat experience (with a very excitable 18 month old wombat). Highly recommend this Sanctuary.

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Lacey, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide suggested this as a stop and we are so happy that he did. He knew the owner and we thoroughly enjoyed chatting as well as feeding a kangaroo and donating for a pouch to comfort orphaned baby wombats. We interacted with one who was so cute and found my ear to be interesting. The animals are VERY... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place, lovely koalas, amusing tassie devil and lots of hungry kangaroos to feed! Go see it and help the lovable animals as well!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wildlife sanctuary is an amazing place to experience the Tasmanian wildlife. The animals are obviously very well cared for and the staff are very knowledgeable. I managed to catch one of the tours where we were introduced to the koalas, the devils and the wombat - all very cute. The kangaroo area is fun and the roos patiently wait... More 

Thank Sue999_11
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tiny little wildlife sanctuary is well worth a visit. We found our recent visit both educational and FUN! Upon entry, each visitor is given a bag of 'roo food. What a blast to walk among the free roaming kangaroo and let them eat from your hand. You won't see huge numbers of animals, but you do have the opportunity... More 

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