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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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593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary was the highlight of our trip to AU. They offered unlimited hands on kangaroo petting and feeding which was so much fun in a beautiful setting. The roos were sweet and gave you gentle nudges when they wanted more food. There...More

Thank AzDEAT
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so pleased to have visited Bonorong. The staff are incredibly passionate about what they do, our guide was very knowledgable, and for a rainy day did well to keep us all engaged. We loved the ethos of the sanctuary, and their commitment to...More

Thank Iona W
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words Iona W! 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 :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable visit to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. The passion and knowledge of the staff were evident during the morning feeding tour. Our tour guide gave us lots of information about each animal and what to do if we encounter an injured animal. We...More

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

Thank you for your lovely review NATHAN S! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit here with us at Bonorong! Our staff are truly amazing and very passionate about our critters :) Your support is very much appreciated, it enables us to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the sanctuary as part of a Grey Line Tour with a very knowledgeable driver. The dedication and passion of the sanctuary staff for the welfare of the animals was amazing and we certainly learned a lot. It was an added bonus to be...More

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

Thank you for your kind words Kaye W! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our sanctuary :) Your support enables us to continue our work with wildlife in Tasmania, we hope you are able to visit again in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to have a solo night tour of Bonorong, just me and the keeper. I've done other behind the scenes and feeding the animals experiences, and this was definitely up there with the best. The tour starts at dusk and you feed...More

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

Thank you for your lovely review mareefarrow! How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your night tour with our awesome keeper Ryan and our amazing critters! People such as yourself visiting helps to support the work we do with wildlife in Tasmania, we hope to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful, engaging staff, happy to answer any questions, and a wonderful, relaxed environment to meet (up close and personal!) some of Tasmania's natives. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for your kind words Gail_Ward! We are so glad you enjoyed our Sanctuary. We could not do the work we do with wildlife in Tasmania without people like you visiting!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bonorong Sanctuary is a short drive north from Hobart, Tasmania. We arrived in Tasmania by cruise ship and had pre-booked a guided tour. Our guide,Tony, met us on the dock a short walk from the ship and gave us a very comfortable introduction to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely one of the highlights in our trip in Tasmania. We got to see wombats, Tasmanian devil's and tons of kangaroos. The <1hr guided feeding tour was exceptional and educational - definitely make time for that. A note to be careful feeding kangaroos since there...More

Thank JohnnyCountdown
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review JohnnyCountdown! Your support will help us continue our work with Tasmanian Wildlife! We hope you can visit again in the future :)

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so nice. The animals here are well taken care of and are at peace. The carers are passionate about the animals. We got to pet a Koala and feed Kangaroos. We watched the feeding of the Tasmanian Devil. We also got some...More

Thank Deana S
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review Deana S! We are so glad you enjoyed our Sanctuary and came to support us, people like yourself visiting enables us to continue our work with Wildlife in Tasmania :)

Reviewed 13 August 2017

They run tours daily included in the price where you get to pat a wombat, get a photo with a Koala as well as witnessing a Devil feeding. We always visit when we visit Tasmania and will be coming back again now that they have...More

Thank Muhammad B
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your review Muhammad B! We are very happy to hear you always like to visit us on your trips to Tassie! It is because of the support of people such as yourself that we are able to continue to work with 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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Muffin1944
2 December 2015|
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Response from Bonorong S | Property representative |
Hello Muffin1944, thank you for your message :) We've had a few issues with our website over the past week however we're good to go now! When cruise ships are in port, there are shuttle buses that come directly out to... More
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