Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Brighton

4.8
#1 of 9 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 and other attractions in Brighton, use our Brighton itinerary planner.
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  • August 13, 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...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This kind of place is what an zoos would be like in a perfect world. The focus is keeping animals in a healthy environment for whether they were illegal pets or injured in the wild. When it's an anima...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    The Bonorong Night Tour exceeded our expectations beyond belief. We spent over 2.5 hours feeding all the nocturnal animals. Robyn was our guide and her passion for the animals made this an unforgettab...  more »
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  • One of the nicest places of Tasmania if you want to see animals. It's not a zoo but a sanctuary, as the staff wants to release the animals in the wild if possible when they get better.
  • A really great place to visit for a very good cause! Such kind staff! You can easily spend a few hours here!! The feeding tour was so cool! You won't be disappointed with a visit to Bonorong
  • Great place to spend some time with some special animals. Kids will love hand feeling kangaroos, the devils and Fred the 100 year old cockt
  • Very informative. Staff do take good care of animals and tell the animals' story very well.
  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Worth the drive! It was a wet, miserable day, rained non-stop when we visited. Still had a great time. Arrived just in time to join a tour, well worth it – the guide was very friendly and very informative. Excellent up-close experience with the Roos (feeding); and Koala (cuddling); not so up-close with the Devils (they didn’t like the rain ;-), but still plenty of viewing/photo opportunity. Price is a bit steep, but given it is a wold life shelter dedicated to saving and rehabilitating injured native animals; and 100% profits go back into the centre; the price is reasonable. Even in the constant rain we stayed an hour or so, would have stayed and explored much longer if the weather was better. Word of caution – hilly and uneven terrain (natural dirt paths full of natural humps and bumps), not really suitable for people with mobility difficulties or unstable on their feet. Overall well worth a visit.

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