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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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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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Experiencing Tasmania's wildlife

An excellent place to learn about and see regional wildlife, from koalas to Tasmanian Devils, that are not nearly as ferocious as their reputation. A sanctuary that takes in... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An excellent place to learn about and see regional wildlife, from koalas to Tasmanian Devils, that are not nearly as ferocious as their reputation. A sanctuary that takes in injured and orphaned animals, the center is very well maintained and has a knowledgeable and committed staff. Our teenagers loved it, particularly getting to feed and pet the kangaroos and wallabies.

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Huonville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Feeding the kangaroos, touching the Wombat, looking for Tasmanian Devils.... a lot of birds.. Koalas, wow an incredible experience for kids and adults, all good !!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Do yourself a favor and book a tour. We did the night feeding frenzy and had a fabulous time. We were lucky in that no one else booked with us and so it was just me and my husband with Robin - our guide/animal expert. They walk you through pretty much the entire place and let you feed most of... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did a night tour with Jason where we got to feed the animals and we were often allowed into their enclosures and could touch kangaroos, koalas, wombat and others. The whole wildlife sanctuary was so much better than we expected and gave us a completely different view of native animals and birds. We could see the animals up very... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great Wildlifre Sanctuary, plenty to see get to be up close with the animals, able to feed the kangaroos and get some super photos. Well worth the visit

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

Thank you for visiting Stephen B! Your support will ensure we can continue to work with Wildlife in Tasmania :) More 

Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Bonorong and thoroughly enjoyed the close personal encounters with the unique animals. This was the only place we could actually touch a koala. We fed kangaroos out of our hand. Tasmanian devils were close and interactive. This is a small personal experience in a beautiful countryside setting. Kangaroos and wallabys roam freely and are always eager for a... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words GNGator! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to our Sanctuary and came to support us, we could not do the work we do for Wildlife in Tasmania without people like you visiting :) More 

Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bonorong is an absolute must see! This wildlife sanctuary is run by passionate people who truly care about the animals. We paid extra for the Feeding Frenzy tour and it was more than worth it. The animal caretaker Robyn was very educational and the animals really seemed to trust her. We especially enjoyed our time with the cutest wombat named... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review mrc514! We are so glad to hear that you had such a great experience on The Feeding Frenzy Tour :) Your support helps us to continue to do the work we do with Wildlife in Tasmania, thank you for visiting our Sanctuary :) More 

Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to have good sightings of active devils and echidna. Nice to see lots of kangaroos looking content plus tawny frogmouths and wombat. All the animals seemed happy and had plenty of space. Very interesting.

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

Thank you for your review pollyoppy! We appreciate your support, without people like you visiting our Sanctuary, the work we do with wildlife in Tasmania would not be possible :) More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a trip to this park by bus off our cruise ship & it was such a beautiful day, very hot. But there is shade all over the park as you walk thought the park & meet all the animals, you can feed the kangaroo's ,old & young so nice which me & my son did, dad took... More 

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

Thank you Stephanie s! Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Bonorong :) Your support is very much appreciated, our work with wildlife in Tasmania is possible thanks to people like you visiting :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited at end of a 5 day tour during which we had not seen all the wildlife associated with Australia and especially Tasmania. So to tour stands and enclosures to be able to see and in some cases touch(koalas, Wombat, Wallaby and Kangaroo) was delightful. Useful also to see copperhead snake 'again' as one of our group had net... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words Christopher C! We are so glad to hear you finished off your Tasmanian trip with a visit to our Sanctuary, especially since you were able to encounter some more of our wildlife up close and personal :) Thank you for visiting and supporting us with our work we do for wildlife in Tasmania! More 

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