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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

#1 of 3 things to do in Brighton Features Animals
593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
+61 3 6268 1184
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
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+61 3 6268 1184
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have visited twice now and it is such a lovely place! The animals all look very happy and very well looked after and the staff seemed very kind too. Will definitely be back!More

Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words Mariah G! How wonderful to hear you returned to visit us :) We do love our animals and our staff are amazing!! We really look forward to seeing you again at Bonorong, your visits ensure we can keep working...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the morning here and although it was a cold day we still managed to see all of the animals. It is a little pricey but the staff are very good at making you feel like you are helping conserve these awesome little creatures...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a very chilly morning in time for an informative talk about the Tasmanian Devils - fascinating to learn about them and to see one close at hand. We wandered around the rest of the Sanctuary looking for other critters - many were...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a non-profit organisation which gives permanent shelter to animals with disabillities or temporally shelter to animals who need help for just a certain time. You can feed the kangooroos by yourself. We advise to join one of the great free tours if you...More

Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Stijn-ALY, that's high praise indeed! We're very proud of our wee Sanctuary and offer the special critters of Tasmania a loving temporary or forever home. Thanks very much for your support and allowing us to continue our conservation efforts :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us arrived in the afternoon in time for the guided tour met the 18 month old wombat and the feeding of the devil. Both well worth experiencing, touching the wombat and feeling the fur and hard plate was amazing and I have...More

Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi John G, we appreciate the time taken to leave a review - 5 stars is our goal! So pleased you enjoyed our daily tour also :) Thanks so much for visiting; your financial support allows us to continue doing what we do!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Robyn is an amazing tour guide!! She went out of our way to accommodate our group, even when her keys failed to open a lock. I can't recommend the night tour more highly - it really is an incredible experience filled with close encounters with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful spot.. a distance outside of the Hobart thus a car needed for easy access. The staff were friendly and entry fee seemed fair. easy access to the animals andMore

Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi veronica201019, yes we're about 35 minutes from the Hobart CBD and whilst public transport isn't super easy, there are lots of tour companies that pay regular visits if people don't have a car. We're pleased you found our staff friendly! Thanks so much for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was great to know that the funds spent on entry assist this sanctuary to assist so many injured animals. Lots of animals to see and a great presentation by the staff at 2pm.

Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Melissa O, thanks for visiting and enjoying our Sanctuary :) Yes indeed, the entry fees and private donations are what keeps us afloat as we receive no funding from the government. Thanks so much for your support!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bonorong is Tasmania's only 24-hour wildlife rescue service. We saw up close - wombats, koalas, birds, Tasmanian devils plus lots of free roaming kangaroos. Pros: o The staff are very caring and knowledgeable o Complimentary kangaroo food was provided with our entry. We loved feeding...More

Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi LexDC, lots of pros and no cons is pretty great in our books! We're so pleased you enjoyed your time here and had lots of opportunities to scratch the roos. Our small group and exclusive tours are a good option if you want to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Feeding kangaroos that live around the park is the must. I also met tasmanian devils running around their places. They all looks happy and energetic. :)More

Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind review Purple-neko! Yes, our 100-strong Forester kangaroo mob are pretty excited by visitors wielding brown paper bags of goodies :) We're so pleased you enjoyed your time at the Sanctuary and got to meet a few of our cheeky devils. We...More

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B9559LFandrews
15 November 2016
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Response from Bonorong S | Property representative
Hi there! Thanks for your question. Tasmania has strict regulations around the handling of wildlife, so we only offer pats of the koalas and wombats (this happens on our daily tours, or you can book in a private tour to... More
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valerierose65
16 September 2016
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Response from Caron M | Reviewed this property
Good afternoon Valerie I don't work at bonorong wildlife sanctuary but I would find it interesting to be able to see the nocturnal animal at night to see what their behaviour is like I would be doing a night visit once I go... More
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Muffin1944
2 December 2015
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Response from Bonorong S | Property representative
Hello Muffin1944, thank you for your message :) We've had a few issues with our website over the past week however we're good to go now! When cruise ships are in port, there are shuttle buses that come directly out to... More
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