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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

593 Briggs Road, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
03 6268 1184
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (pronounced “Bon-a-rong” - Aboriginal meaning “Native Companion”) was established in 1981 as a sanctuary for injured and... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

My 2 daughters, aged 20ys and 11ys, agreed that the Day Tour was easily the highlight of our recent holiday. It is expensive but definitely worth it. Corey even showed us his current 'babies' a potaroo and a bettong. It was a privilege to have such close interactions with the animals- feeding rabbit legs to the devils; scratching the belly... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I had such a great time here. The staff was really knowledgeable about all the animals present. They even explained the current situation with the face cancer but they have had success with an isolated colony! Fun to see wombats and of course the famous Tasmanian devils. It was neat to hang out with the kangaroos as well, as they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our group of 11 family members had such an amazing experience, led by Monique! This special tour was well worth the money. We all loved interacting with the animals, so much fun to feed them, pet them and cuddle.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place has Tasmanian Wildlife. It's a Sanctuary for injured animals and animals who cannot be released back into their native environments. - IT is NOT a ZOO. If you want to go to a Zoo and are happy to see exploited un-natural to Tasmania animals in bizarre circumstances - then ZooDoo down the road is for you. Sad to... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place is a must see. These guys do so much for wildlife and there is just so much to see there. Viewing animals and birds up close has always appealed to me and these guys need your support to keep operating. If you are interested in wildlife and birds, just get there.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Went to see this sanctuary as am friend on Facebook and as a wildlife carer attending the Wildlife Rehabilitators conference wanted to see Tasmanian Devils. Lovely place, saw some Tassie Devils, kangaroos, koalas and a lovely juvenile wombat

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We enjoy visiting wildlife parks in the various countries that we get to. The bonus here was that a friend's son is studying animal care here and he spoke highly of Bonarong. It's an easy drive to the park from Hobart and there is ample parking. The park is extensive and given the size of the place, the exhibits and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Started off a bit chilly, only because I came unprepared for the cold. Benedict, my gracious tour guide, found me a spare coat. That's when the fun began. I met Max, the baby wombat, and I got to meet Lucy, also a wombat and who is probably the sweetest little girl ever. Nimba, the tassie devil, was very sweet as... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I got the opportunity the other night to do a Bonorong night tour and loved it. What an amazing experience. As part of the tour you get to enter the enclosures with many of the animals and handfeed them. I got to sit and watch Max the wombat do laps of the enclosure, stopping every now and then to chew... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Our family (2 adults, 2 children - 8 & 11 yrs) did the night tour. Amazing experience, well worth the money. Learnt a lot and loved it. Best thing we did in Tassie!

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