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“Hand feeding kangaroos should be considered therapeutic...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
593 Briggs Road, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
03 6268 1184
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Brighton
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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!
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“Hand feeding kangaroos should be considered therapeutic...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We had an incredible 13 nights in Australia, but there was only one place that made me giggle like a little child, and that was Bonorong. Here, we pet a wombat and a koala (leaving my hands smelling eucalyptus-fresh) and fed kangaroos, who also enjoy a good chest scratch. My usually stoic jaw hurt from smiling so much. Tassie devils are the star attraction and they are a hoot to watch. You may have to revise your definition of a "hoot" to include wallaby carcasses being torn apart by the savage little beasts, but you ARE at a WILDlife sanctuary, so this shouldn't be a stretch. It's not all fun and games - these animals are rescue cases and some have had a pretty rough go of it. So visit Bonorong, and exchange some dollars to put both a smile on your face and support their mission. It's so close to Hobart, you shouldn't miss going here.

Visited September 2012
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“Must join the tour!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Very clear and interesting information from the staff~!
You can pat koala and wombat!!!
Kangaroos are very tame to feed!

Visited September 2012
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“cuddle time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Animals very well looked after, rangers very passionate and knowledable, close contact to animals, petting wallabys

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“Must do - personal Feeding Frenzy tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

My husband and I spent a couple of hours with our own tour guide Corey on the Feeding Frenzy Tour. What an experience! This is a must tour and Corey's knowledge and passion was outstanding. Everyone who visits Tasmania must visit Bonorong - your entry fees help keep this place going so support the Sanctuary!!!! Thank you to Bonorong for a great experience and we will be back!!!

Visited August 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Getting to know Tasmanian Devils”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Very informative tour with a special focus on the Tasmanian Devils and the threat to their survival. Amazing to see the great interaction of the keeper, Corey, with the animals, especially the Tasmanian devils, a young wombat and a koala. I would highly recommend this park to visitors to Hobart. Just a short drive and the location is really beautiful too.

Great to be able to get close to the young wombat, koala and kangaroos, as well as the endangered Tassie Devil. Keep up the good work!

Visited September 2012
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