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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
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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A worthwhile endeavor!

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... read more

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Gary R
Monument, Colorado
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Monument, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank Gary R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fabulous tour of the sanctuary where you can enter most of the enclosures and feed most of the animals, led by interesting and informative guides. The Tasmanian devil feeding was a highlight, such strong jaws! Couldn't get any more close and personal with these wonderful animals. Worth every cent and for such a good cause.

Thank Hilary J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a group of two families with 4 children total - ages ranged from 7-9. This was the most outstanding part of a wonderful trip to Australia! We booked a private tour to take place at night, after the sanctuary had closed. It was like taking a private tour through the most amazing zoo. Only difference is that you... More 

Thank Mhewlette
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Last night we went on a night tour at BWS. It was fantastic. There were just 5 of us on the tour with Robin our guide. We had the place to ourselves. We fed so many animals I lost count. We got cuddled by a wombat, stroked possums, koalas, and echidnas. 3 hours later we left, amazed by Robins knowledge... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small but very interesting wildlife sanctuary--emphasis on rehab rather than a zoo. Great tour, petted Wombats and pandas and guide fed Tasmanian devils. Larger area for feeding kangaroos.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bonorong mainly is a place intended for animal refugee, it is not a zoo. One of the main goals of this place is doing 24-hrs wildlife rescue to safe abandoned, distressed, or hurt wild animals, such as wombat. The entry fee is to pay the rescue costs because this service done by volunteers. Wild Tasmanian animals kept in this centre... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an awesome place, not only to see Tasmanian/Australian wildlife but also regarding the support and care of wildlife and nature. The money goes into rehabilitation of injured animals. Check the times for the free tours beforehand - you get a concise and brilliant explanation and close encounters with Tasmanian devils, wombats and koalas. When I was there, everybody... More 

Thank bpogelschek
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely tour provided with entry is very informative and by caring people. I recommend a visit. And feeding the kangaroos with the food they provided was a bonus

Thank Lynne D
Glass House Mountains, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Considering there is no government funding for this place and it seems to be run by youngish staff, probably volunteers or zooology students, it was clean and organized. The animals were well looked after and rehabilitated

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Upon entry you are given "roo" food which of course led us straight to the roos. They are quite funny and they love to have their chest scratched and love their food. The park has many animals and birds. At 2 pm they have a tour and with our guide we visit and learn about the wombat, Tasmanian Devil and... More 

Thank Annette M

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