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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
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 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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My highlight must be the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. As I saw the Tasmanian devil I fed it with my own hands. The wombats were very friendly. The koalas were fluffy and the birds... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My highlight must be the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. As I saw the Tasmanian devil I fed it with my own hands. The wombats were very friendly. The koalas were fluffy and the birds were charming. Fred was really cool since he can say ?? ???? Go check it out your self. I loved this place and I'd go there anytime... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister & I booked a Feeding Frenzy tour at Bonorong this month. We were so lucky - firstly we were the only two on the tour & secondly we had Robyn as our guide! Bonorong is a sanctuary so it's not a zoo - the animals there can't be released or are being rehabilitated. We got to cuddle a... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bonorong is not only a zoo, but also an injured animal and endangered animal refuge. The park is laid out well so that you can get up close and personal with Kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils, Wombats, Koalas, etc. You actually feed the Kangaroos, who are so gentle that they almost beg you for food (given to you free upon entry). The... More 

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review William P! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our Sanctuary :) Randall is an absolute gem, so wonderful to hear you enjoyed your encounter with our resident echidna! Your support goes a long way, ensuring we can continue to work with wildlife in Tasmania, thanks for visiting! More 

Olds, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the evening feeding tour and got to see all the animals and participate in their feeding. Being able to see a Tasmanian Devil and Koala and Wombats to name a few, was special. Lots of information from the guide. Fred, the 100+ yr old Cockatoo was also entertaining.

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Stirling M! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your night tour :) People like you visiting our Sanctuary helps us to continue our ongoing work with wildlife in Tasmania! More 

Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a recent cruise to Tasmania we took off to the great outdoors away from Hobart. As part of the tour we were taken to the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and being an Australian was sure I wasn't going to be impressed. Could not have been more wrong. As well as being a wildlife park it is also a refuge and... More 

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friendly, educative sanctuary where you can get up close to most Australian animals, but particularly kangaroos & Tassie devils. Koalas are not native to Tasmania but they have a collection of very friendly koalas that you are able to get up close to.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Bypass the nearby MONA, and spend as long as possible at Bonorong - a refuge not just for the wildlife, but also for yourself. Bonorong is a compact setup, and I was lucky to be there on a quiet day, spending about 4 hours playing with kangaroos, petting Bert the koala (twice) and one of the elusive wombats, and taking... More 

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review dgdevil! How wonderful to hear of your amazing experience at our Sanctuary :) Your support enables us to continue the work we do with wildlife in Tasmania, thanks for visiting! More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was undecided about whether the night tour would be worth the price but boy am I glad we did it!!! We got to spend quality time with each of the animals learning all about them and feeding them dinner. Our favorites were Mariah the Wombat and Randall the Echidna. Our guide Ebony was so friendly and knowledgeable about the... More 

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Six stars?! We'll take that Klsunny! We're so pleased you enjoyed your Night Tour with Ebony. Your support is appreciated by all of us at the Sanctuary - critters and humans alike :) More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We joined the night tour with 3 other members and a friendly wonderful tour guide Tony. We were allowed to feed every animals including the Tasmanian Devil. We called in to make booking a few hours before the tour and made payment after the touring. Everything was wonderful!

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review VivianTSL. Tony's such a knowledgeable guide and has a kindly manner. We're pleased you enjoyed your Night Tour as we couldn't do what we do without your support! :) More 

Te Puke, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great experience for kids and adults. Lots of very friendly kangaroos, all ready to eat our of our hands At first we were a little disappointed until feeding time arrived, as many of the animals were not visible. But then it was action as they woke up became visible and even friendly. The kids loved it, and so did... More 

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