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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” (319 reviews)
“baby wombat” (76 reviews)
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593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

The staff and volunteers here are both friendly and informative. The sanctuary is ran on a rehabilitation and release basis, funded by customers and donations. The animals all seemed to be well looked after, with those who wouldn’t survive in the wild offered a permanent...More

Thank Beautrice123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It took me many days of reading TripAdvisor and rethinking if we should splash out 500 bucks for a 3 hour night out with the kids. As opposed to 80 bucks for a family ticket. The moment we started our night tour with our excellent...More

1  Thank Julia L
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow, Julia L, thanks for your wonderful and extensive review! Ryan is a softly spoken, gentle keeper who gets along with everyone, especially the critters ;) The Night Tour is certainly a step up in terms of finances from a day Family Pass but I'm...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family (2 adults and 2 teenagers) went on a night tour with Robyn and it was fantastic. We got to feed kangaroos, a wombat named Lucy, an echidna named Randall, tasmanian devils, tawny frogmouths, sugar gliders and quolls. We also got to pat a...More

Thank Geelong_LC
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Geelong_LC for your kind review! Our Night Tours are pretty special and keeper Robyn loves them just as much as her guests ;) We appreciate your support!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The conservation the sanctuary is commendable and the real reason we are glad the park is there. The handlers are very knowledgeable, and the presentation on the tour is very good. The tour size is just too big. There were over 30 people on our...More

1  Thank threedandj
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review threeandj! How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our Sanctuary, we are very proud of our staff and the work we do with our wildlife in Tasmania! We can continue our work only because of people such as yourself visiting...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you for such a brilliant experience. The $29 fee to enter was worth every cent spent and you can tell the money goes back into the park. The enclosures were well kept, informative and made easy for viewing the animals. Good facilities, whole park...More

1  Thank Courtz1509
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Courtz1509 for such a lovely review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and our complimentary tour - we couldn't run the Sanctuary without your amazing support! :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

This wild life center takes in injured animals and keeps them in a somewhat natural environment. Situated on a hillside outside Hobart it is a fun place where one can feed by hand the kangaroos that wander loose around the grounds.

Thank Jay R
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Jay R, glad you thought we were fun ;) The kangaroos love our visitors and on warm days when they're not so hungry, they'll happily laze about for a rub on the chest and tickle under the chin! :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

After much web reading we chose to visit Bonorong. It seemed to be a 'smaller', more focused sanctuary and we were correct.!. Go. Visit. Support them.!. Everyone was super friendly and informative. The tour was educational and fun. They don't have a ton of animals,...More

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

Thank you for your lovely words pawpower! We are very proud of the work we do here at our Sanctuary and we are very appreciative of the support of people such as yourself, without you we would not be able to do what we do,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved visiting this sanctuary! This was part of an organized tour and we had about 2 hours to explore which was the perfect amount of time. We got to pet a young wombat (that was amazing) when one of the keepers was showing it off...More

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

Thank you for your kind review Jane G! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our Sanctuary :) We love all our critters and our amazing staff but it is people such as yourself supporting us by visiting that ensures we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in for the night tour and were lucky enough to be the only two visitors for the evening! It was so lovely to meet/feed the animals, some up close, and to hear all about their stories, habits and personalities from our friendly and...More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review emmalorine! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your night tour with the amazing Robyn and of course our wonderful critters :) We could not do the work we do with wildlife in Tasmania without...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A private run animal sanctuary my wife hand feed kangaroos and cuddled ababy wombat named Katy we also saw Tasmanian devils the sanctuary also does night tours for the nocternal animals too be seen

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

Thank you for your kind review Nigel E! How wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit to our Sanctuary! Your support is very much appreciated :)

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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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