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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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448 Reviews
593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Australia, TAS 7030

The Basics

Head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to see animals like wombats, koalas, and echidnas; interact with and feed the sanctuary’s free-roaming kangaroos (under supervision); and take a peek inside the animal hospital to learn about rescue efforts. To gain greater insight into the sanctuary’s work, you can also join a feeding tour and help feed the animals or a night tour, where you’ll learn about nocturnal creatures like eastern quolls, tawny frogmouths, and sugar gliders.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Hobart

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A memorable day trip..
Jon, May 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
An extremely enjoyable day. Jarrod (the tour guide and proprietor of IWander Tasmania) was friendly and engaging and nothing was too much trouble for him, ensuring a smooth and well planned itinerary. The sites visited were varied and well worth visiting. Transportation was clean and comfortable. In all, the tour was a memorable one with fantastic photo opportunities.....5 Stars....!!!
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Great way to see these attractions
Steve, Apr 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
Amazing tour guide, bus was super modern and clean, guide was very knowledgeable and his good relationships with our destinations made every stop so easy and smooth. Whole day felt like clockwork. The sanctuary was amazing and very interactive, the Russell Falls was breathtaking.
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Awesome day around Hobart
MARLENINA_V, Jul 2021
Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Tour
We had a great day with Gareth. Apart from the Bonorong sanctuary, Richmond and Mt Wellington visits, he added a stop at a winery and a whiskey distillery after I mentioned being keen of those places. Highly recommended!
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Great family day out
Fiona_O, Jul 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
What a great day out. Jarrod was a great host and very knowledgeable. It was a fantastic tour for my whole family and had the perfect balance of visiting lots of sites without feeling too rushed. Would highly recommend.
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Great afternoon out
Vanessa_M, May 2021
Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Afternoon Tour from Hobart
Mark the guide/driver was fantastic, Richmond was very pretty and interesting. I loved Bonorong, hearing about the animals and what the sanctuary does was so interesting. Really enjoyed feeding the kangaroos.
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Great tour
Manon, Apr 2021
Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Tour
We had a great day. Well organized and very easy communication. We visited Mt Wellington (and seen the first snow of the year!) after we went to the Tahune airwalk. Our guide Gerard was lovely and full of knowledge and information about the area. Highly recommend their tours.
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Fantastic Day Trip
Helen_T, Jun 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
This trip was fantastic, our driver and guide Jarrod was very knowledgeable and ensured that we all had a great experience. The highlight of this trip was definitely the breathtaking views from Mt.Wellington, it was amazing!
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Great experience!
Megan_A, Jun 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
What an amazing and informative tour. Jarrod was a legend and made our day all together fun! We did the tour with our 4yo twins and he was even great with the kids! We highly recommend this tour!
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Loved Sanctuary. Great work.
Julie_G, Jan 2021
Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Afternoon Tour from Hobart
So good to see Tassie devils up close. Viewed quoll operation and enjoyed seeing baby wombat. Staff very informative. Eichmond always pretty and histoey so impoetant to hear.
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Best day trip in Hobart!
Joe, Jun 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
This tour was the highlight of my holiday in Hobart. Jarrod is such a nice guy helping everyone with their photos especially me as a solo traveller. Thank you so much!
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Thanks Gerard for such a...
Julie_M, Apr 2021
Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Tour
Thanks Gerard for such a wonderful trip. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Mt Wellington was the highlight for me unforgettable views. Richmond was very beautiful also. Highly recommend Gerard.
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Make sure you go on this tour.
Young, May 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
The view was so beautiful and the guide was kind. I would recommend you to do it. You'll never regret it.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Admission tickets include an optional guided tour; tours run three times a day and take around 45 minutes.

  • The wildlife sanctuary is mostly outdoors, so wear weather-appropriate clothing.

  • The sanctuary has a vegetarian restaurant (open for lunch only), a snack shop, and a gift shop, as well as barbecue and picnic areas.

  • Most of the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary’s attractions are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

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How to Get There

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 17 miles (27 kilometers) north of Hobart, along the A1 road, and the park offers plenty of free parking. There is no public transportation to the sanctuary, but you can take a taxi or ride-sharing service from Hobart; the drive takes about 30 minutes.

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When to Get There

The Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is open daily all year round, from mid-morning until early evening.Try to plan your visit to coincide with the daily tours which run in the late morning, and early and mid-afternoon; check the schedule for exact times. The busiest times of year to visit are during peak summer season (December and January) and school holidays. If you want to avoid the crowds, opt for a mid-week visit outside of these times.

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Day Trips from Hobart

You can easily pair a trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary with stops at other nearby sights. After visiting with the animals, head to Mt. Wellington to enjoy views of Hobart and the south coast. Alternatively, you can visit the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), enjoy a stroll around the historic village of Richmond, or get active with a hike in Mt. Field National Park.

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