Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Brighton

4.7
#1 of 16 in Wildlife in Greater Hobart
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is home to wombats, koalas, birds, and many amazing natives, including Tasmanian devils, eastern quolls, and bettongs. Meet some of the 80-plus free-roaming kangaroos that enjoy being hand-fed, and receiving a good scratch on the chest! You're allowed to view and share special moments with Australia's unique wildlife. Your entry will also help continue our work with education, conservation, and rehabilitation of Tasmania's threatened wildlife. Bonorong's dedicated volunteers proudly run Tasmania's main 24-hour wildlife rescue service. To visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary on your trip to Brighton, use our Brighton day trip planning website .
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  • If in the area you will be remiss if you didn’t drop by the Sanctuary for a visit. It was a great opportunity for us to see all the local wildlife up close and personal.  more »
  • We booked a night time feeding tour after an enthusiastic recommendation from some friends. Our trust was not misplaced. Although tours are limited to 6 people, we were the only 2 to be booked for tha...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our visit to Bonorong. The kids (10 and 12) loved feeding and stroking the animals, my parents enjoyed seeing the unique Tasmanian animals and we all loved the tour. The staff were f...  more »
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  • A wonderful place to visit for all animal lovers. Compared to big city zoos this sanctuary has little breadth but much more depth. Coordinating a visit for a group of 26 people was easy. The kids and adults loved interacting with the 'roos. Staff member Paul gave us a tour, which was informative and entertaining. He was as patient with enthusiastic visitors as he was with the animals. Thank you for introducing us to the wombats, devils and koalas and for caring for many more animals.
  • The guided tour is a must if you want to get up close and personal with the wombats and koala! We enjoyed our trip there and would definitely return to visit! The view was great too!
  • The night tour was absolutely Incredible! A must for animal lovers. Our guide Bob was extremely knowledgeable and had all the animals' welfare as his no. 1 priority. We were lucky enough that they were all the animals were extremely responsive being orphans that are hand reared and use to humans.
  • Great opportunity to get up close to some wonderful wildlife and learn how to support and care for native animal species. Though I value the work being done at Bonorong the price tag - $29 per adult is a big ask for families. I might think it more reasonable if I could see and understand the different requirements the sanctuary had for funding and how the fees helped cover those costs.
  • This place is amazing! Every animal there has a backstory as to why they are at the Sanctuary. We did the Feeding Frenzy tour, and our guide Rosie was perfect - so knowledgeable about the animals, kind, engaged and patient. Best experience!

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