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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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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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Great visit at Bonorong! Lots of face to face interaction with kangaroos and Tasmanian devil sightings! If only we had seen the wombats though!

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Malibu, California
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great visit at Bonorong! Lots of face to face interaction with kangaroos and Tasmanian devil sightings! If only we had seen the wombats though!

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Los Gatos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tasmanian devils, wombats, kangaroos, koala bears, anyone? You may see these and other Australian animals more easily at Bonorong than in the wild, especially those that are among endangered species. Although this is not a zoo but a rescue and care center, animals are kept in enclosures that emulate their natural surroundings as much as possible. You may pet koalas... More 

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Corning, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The animals are the stars. You can get so close to them and you can feed the kangaroos all day if you want. All the pens and areas were kept very clean. Many people everywhere constantly cleaning. The animals seemed very happy. I had a great time here.

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Cartagena, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After reading reviews I booked the night tour at Bonorong. Turned out to be the best thing we did in Tasmania. So many thanks to Robyn, the most amazing lady who was our guide for the night - she just loves the animals she was introducing us to and her passion for the wildlife sanctuary was clear to see. It... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a day at Bonorong and took the feeding frenzy tour. It was, by far, my kids favorite experience of our visit to Australia. We were able to get up close and personal with so many of the animals. We were in most of their enclosures with them, feeding and petting them.

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

Thank you for your kind words m a! How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your feeding frenzy here at our Sanctuary! It is lovely to know your children will remember Bonorong as their favourite part of your visit to Australia :) Your support while visiting us on your Australian visit will help us to continue the work we do... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It felt good to be at a wildlife park that 100% cares more about animal welfare and conservation than making money. Bonorong contains only native aussie animals in well designed enclosures. It can be explored thoroughly in half a day so everything can be done at a nice relaxed pace.

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

Thank you for your lovely review Sam F! We certainly do love and care very much about our wildlife here in Tasmania. It is people such as yourself supporting us though that helps us to continue working with them :) We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Trip_traveller-ready! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our Sanctuary. Our animals are amazing and we appreciate people like yourself supporting us, this enables us to continue our work with wildlife in Tasmania :) Thanks for visiting! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week 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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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words Kelly S! How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your feeding frenzy tour here at our Sanctuary! We certainly love our wildlife here in Tasmania and your support will help to ensure we can continue to work with our amazing critters! We will pass on your thanks to the amazing Robyn, thanks... More 

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 

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