Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Brighton

4.7
#1 of 17 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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  • I love and respect what this place does for the animals, however it wasn’t an enjoyable experience with a 10month old. It’s not pram friendly. It only has limited animals and limited shade. The staff ...  more »
  • This wildlife sanctuary offers multiple animal encounters, feeding and getting close to echidnas, baby wombats, emus, several smaller birds, sugar gliders , tasmanian devils, roos. This place rescues ...  more »
  • Having heard about kangaroos forever, you can imagine what fun it was to finally see them up close and feed them and pet them (not to mention closely look at them). It was a real thrill for me. To see...  more »
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  • This place is amazing. It's fairly small and easy to get around. The animals are gorgeous and I was lucky enough to see them out and about in their enclosures. The stories of individual animals is really great. Being able to feed the kangaroos was cute as well. I highly recommend to everyone.
  • This is a fantastic way to learn about Tasmanian marsupials. Kids can feed the kangaroos. I recommend the "feeding frenzy" guided tour. It is expensive but when will your kids ever get another chance to feed a Tasmanian devil and hold a wombat? The staff guide on the tour was spectacular. Ebony knows everything!
  • If I could give 10 stars I would. The owner was funny and passionate and friendly, we were amazed we got to pet and feed and scratch kangaroos totally in the open with no restrictions. It was great to see the devils and koalas and wombats. The kangaroos were the highlight of our entire trip to NZ and Australia. This stop is a MUST
  • We loved our visit to Bonorong with our 14 month old. Lots of animals to wander through and feed and all of the other animal enclosures were easy to look into and see the animals. We went for 10am and is wasn't too busy despite a few coaches from a cruise ship also being there.
  • We took the private evening tour. Exceptional!!! Our guide Robin was the best. The work they do is exceptional in helping injured animals. On the tour we got inside enclosures and hand fed many --- a very unique experience... well worth the added cost.

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