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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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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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This is your chance to feed and pet kangaroos and to see real Tasmanian devils. The management allows you to take feed from a container as you enter, and feed the kangaroos as you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
San Luis Obispo County, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came all the way to Tasmania for wombats and Bonorong didn't fail us. We didn't manage to the private feeding session for wombat, but the general tour also covered wombat and Tasmanian devils. The tour guide was very professional and updated us the latest status of the animals in Australia, and how we could help to conserve the mother... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is your chance to feed and pet kangaroos and to see real Tasmanian devils. The management allows you to take feed from a container as you enter, and feed the kangaroos as you wonder around the (enclosed by fence) park which I estimate to be about 4-5 acres and located on a hillside. You wonder around on a dirt... More 

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Lara, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a delightful morning spent at Bonorong. A first class park where you can get up close with the animals. Fantastic for kids being able to hand feed and pat the very tame and friendly kangaroos, but great for all ages to wander around and enjoy Australia's unique wildlife. The keepers were all very knowledgeable and happy to answer any... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking for an amazing Tasmanian animal encounter this is a fantastic trip. We booked the night feeding tour for 6 people. We were the only ones in the entire park after closing hours. Bob, our guide, is a part owner in the organization and provides a very entertaining and personal tour...he made it quite special. The organization... More 

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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great way to see Tasmania's wildlife up close and personal. Make sure you get a guided tour as this allows you to pat a wombat and koala and learn all about the Tassie Devil. This is a rescue sanctuary so your money is helping wounded and orphaned animals. Not to be missed!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went as a family group on a very hot and humid day, but all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The layout is fairly steep and I use a walking stick, but managed to get around the whole park, albeit slowly! The kangaroos and wallabies are very user-friendly and enjoy the free food you are given when entering the park. The Tassie... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

you will be able to see and "touch" the animals in the sanctuary. give yourself at least 2-3 hours to take the guided tour and a very slow walk!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of the best things I've done in the two years of travelling... have a great project up there and purely funded by the people going there... you get up and close with the animals got to feed the kangaroo's and if you do the mini tour get to see and touch the wombats and koala's... keep up the great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the most amazing experience! The property was small, but there was so much to do and see; I could have easily spent the entire day there learning about the animals and the great work being done to save these precious creatures. The kangaroo walk alone was worth it; being able to interact with these gentle animals was an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Throughly recommend a private evening tour - make it affordable in your holiday budget- great personal tour amazing interaction with the sanctuary residents! Thanks so much, Jason for your knowledge and devotion to this wonderful sanctuary, can't wait to return and visit the hospital. Keep up the great rescue/rehab work for all these wonderful critters! We just loved every moment... More 

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