Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Brighton

4.7
#1 of 20 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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  • It is a beautiful place to visit, since they care for animals in a manner more than special. They are in every detail for them!
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  • This wonderful wildlife sanctuary made the perfect 1/2 day trip from Hobart with our 14 month old. Admission price includes a 45 minute tour encompassing the womats, Tasmanian devils and koalas. The k...  more »
  • We had a fantastic half day at Bonorong yesterday. We were so impressed with how clean and well kept the premises was, the knowledge and friendliness of staff and most of all the gorgeous animals! We ...  more »
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  • Loved it. Have been there a couple of times. Normally tend to bring visitors here so they can see the Tasmanian Devils up close. Don't forget to take a look at Maria the Tasmanian Devil, she's the cutest devil in the park. Great place to interact with and feed the roos, and has a number of Australian mammals and birds. Also has a one way glass vet hospital, where you can watch animals being treated live, but sadly (or rather, thankfully) I have never seen it in action. Pricing is alright, but offering student/group discounts, more pricing options and a little more advertising would benefit them greatly.
  • Beautiful sanctuary with amazing staff. Great informative talks and the ability to get close to native animals. Easy parking, a gift shop plus a food hut with all vegan friendly options. Highly recommend worth the time and money to visit.
  • This is really an awesome place to take your family. My two year old son really loved this place. He was able to see a wide variety of local wildlife. This is an animal rescue shelter so they provide homes for animals that otherwise would have been left to die. I spent about 90 minutes here and it was one of the highlights of my trip to Tasmania. My son was able to feed a kangaroo and pet a koala bear.
  • Totally loved meeting these animals and birds from close. Have never seen or known about some of these animals earlier. Best place to be for kids/ adults. Fun part is feeding the kangaroos.
  • Great sanctuary with a noble cause, rescuing and rehabilitating injured animals. Some are missing limbs, others have neurological issues from being hit by vehicles. There is a publicly viewable medical room where they sometimes perform procedures. First I've seen something like this in an animal sanctuary. Lots (and I mean lots) of kangaroos who aren't afraid to come up looking for food. The cafĂ© is vegan friendly.
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