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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
+61 3 6268 1184
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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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“night tour” (145 reviews)
“tasmanian devils” (315 reviews)
“baby wombat” (74 reviews)
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593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
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+61 3 6268 1184
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm from the UK. On a (probably) once in a lifetime trip. I'd like to see a Wombat. I didn't just see one, I touched it!!! And a Koala!!! And I fed and scratched the Kangaroos & Joeys!!! Saw Tasmanian Devils at very close quarters....More

Thank jenwright6119
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What was there was good, with guided tour of wombats, Tasmanian devil's and koalas. One could also feed the sleepy but friendly kangaroos. There were a few other enclosures with various native birds and reptiles plus echidna, though these seemed invisible. Seems to have a...More

Thank MadDocNI
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We're glad that we found a brochure about Bonorong from our hotel near Hobart. Bonorong was a very impressive place to visit. You're doing a great work with the animals. It was strongly pointed out that you're doing the work for the animals not for...More

Thank KaTe102012
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had been here before 3 years ago so when I came back to Hobart I had to go back and do a nocturnal tour this time as opposed to going day time. Well worth it. The creatures came alive at night and we got...More

Thank Matt E
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review Matt E! How wonderful that you came back and experienced our night tour, we are glad that you had a great time :) Your support is very much appreciated, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the Forester kangaroos, and did one small person seen trying to kiss a young kangaroo [with her Dad watching very closely] Learned about the Tasmanian Devil's sorry history and despite the cold drizzly day saw one young one out at about. Similarly one wombat...More

Thank daleringham
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind review daleringham! How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time here at our Sanctuary! We appreciate your support, just by visiting you are ensuring we continue our work with wildlife in Tasmania :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressed with the work Bonorong do to look after sick and injured animals. Their habitats are well maintained and the residents obviously content and well looked after. The staff are clearly passionate about their work and do a wonderful job linking sick and injured...More

Thank cafeculture225
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review cafeculture225! We are certainly very proud of our staff and volunteers and the work they do here at our Sanctuary and beyond! It is because of people such as yourself visiting and supporting us however, that makes...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the morning tour when the guide told us all about the sanctuary and how they look after all the animals. She got the baby wombat out of its box at the end of her talk - not much time for photos etc...More

Thank Jill T
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Jill T! We really appreciate your support, your visit ensures we can can continue to work with wildlife in Tasmania :) We can see you visited us earlier in the week on one of our hot days, some of our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there at least to see tasmanian devils since we had not seen them yet. Not disappointed + all explanations on their sickness how they live on the wild and how they are fed. the sanctuary is really nice and offers lots possibilities to...More

Thank Pascale R
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your lovely words Pascale R :) Our Tassie devils are a highlight and quite the characters (when they're not lazing about in their hay-lined dens!). We appreciate your support and couldn't do what we do without you :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great joy to be able to feed the kangaroos. There are plenty of them and they all love the attention. The sanctuary is well maintained and all the animals have plenty of room to live out their lives with great care. It was...More

1  Thank MJnKenPrice
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

They're lovely words MJnKenPrice :) Yes, with around 100 kangaroos there's always a few lurking around waiting for food and scratches! Thanks so much for your support! :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the afternoon at Bonorong and had a fine time. The staff was well informed and shared their knowledge with us. I'm not a big fan of zoos but this sanctuary seemed to have ample space for the animals and were very well cared...More

Thank evergreenrancher
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks evergreenrancher! We pride ourselves on being a Sanctuary and keeping animals here temporarily until they're old enough or have healed from their injuries - they then head back to where they belong! Our permanent residents are here for a reason and it's wonderful visitors...More

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Alexandra A
12 October 2017|
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Response from Bonorong S | Property representative |
Hello Alexandra A, thanks for getting in touch! Due to strict wildlife regulations and as we are a Sanctuary, guests are not permitted to cuddle or hold our animals. If you join a wombat encounter or one of our... More
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B9559LFandrews
16 November 2016|
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Response from Bonorong S | Property representative |
Hi there! Thanks for your question. Tasmania has strict regulations around the handling of wildlife, so we only offer pats of the koalas and wombats (this happens on our daily tours, or you can book in a private tour to... More
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valerierose65
16 September 2016|
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Response from Caron M | Reviewed this property |
Good afternoon Valerie I don't work at bonorong wildlife sanctuary but I would find it interesting to be able to see the nocturnal animal at night to see what their behaviour is like I would be doing a night visit once I go... More
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