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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 593 Briggs Road, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
Phone Number: 03 6268 1184
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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A MUST do for all animal lovers

Like many visitors to Tasmania we really wanted to be able to see some of the wildlife that is native to Tasmania. I had a good look online to find where I thought the best place... read more

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Like many visitors to Tasmania we really wanted to be able to see some of the wildlife that is native to Tasmania. I had a good look online to find where I thought the best place would be and found Bonorong. What caught my eye was the Feeding Frenzy tour which whilst being priced at several times the standard admission... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It would be very rare for you to see the Tasmanian devil in the wild. But you'll see the Tasmanian Devil here and you'll learn about the struggle they are having to survive due to the Devil Facial Tumour Disease. You can get up close and personal to wombat, echidna, koala and other Tasmanian wildlife as well. Private tours are... More 

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Ellisville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely day here. Park is well cared for and staff is very knowledgeable. Got to see a Tasmanian devil outside sunning itself on a hillside at the preserve. We really loved the area where all the kangaroos were just hanging out. It was great to be able to leisurely walk among the roos. Food was provided for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great day in an excellent environment. Don't miss out on the guide opportunity. Highly recommended to spend a half day here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This wildlife park is very well maintained and a very enjoyable visit. The staff are friendly and informative. We took in a took on Tassie Devils and learned a lot. There are a lot of very friendly kangaroos. You are given feed on arrival and they know. They hop up to you and wait for you to feed them. The... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a greT place and day. The kangaroos are free to roam, and you are free to feed. Saw many and fed many, got to see a mom eating and Joey hanging out of her pouch eating off ground too! Saw Tasmania Devils, koawalas, and wombats too. Just too much fun. Do not miss this experience.

Thank JLWK2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend Bonorong. Not only it has much to offer and teach us on local wildlife, but they deserve and need to be supported to keep rescuing local animals. They are currently starting to build a "hospital" which is fantastic and can only be done through the support of the public. We booked a private tour, which gave... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best wildlife sanctuary I've ever been to. It's amazing. Beautiful location, brilliantly maintained grounds, friendly knowledgeable staff, and amazing animals. The Koalas and Devils were fascinating, and the highlight would have to be feeding the Kangaroos. Such intelligent animals!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Boonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is about 45mins out of Sandy Bay and is located atop a hilly path. The front entrance is well guided from the expressway, just keep a look out for their signature all-black signboard. The road signs are also quite visible from main road. A word of advice to drive VERY slowly from gate entrance to sanctuary... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a night tour and did our first ever personal, one on one tour of a wildlife park. It was superb and my kids loved it. It's an experience I highly recommend. Yes it costs more than visiting during the day but you get up close with the animals and your money's going to a good cause. Our guide Melissa... More 

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