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“great morning” 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 2 Attractions in Brighton
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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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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Limerick, Ireland
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“great morning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

a lovely place to spend a couple of hours, great access to animals, including being able to feed Kangaroos and rub a Koala. A little hard to take around a buggy as some of the steps were a bit steep. WOuld strongly recommend this as a place to visit.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney
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“Great small Wildlife park - kids loved it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Very nice morning out here. All the Aussie animals are here and the kids LOVED feeding the kangaroos. Entry fee was good value.
Just a hint - the tours a great and the tour guides very enthusiastic and passionate but the tour spent a LONG time at each exhibit so younger kids lost interest very fast and we had to leave the tour so they didn't disturb the other people listening. We don't really need to hear about Wombats for 20 mins. Although we appreciated the expertise and passion of the staff perhaps run two types of tours - one for adults with more detail, especially overseas visitors and one more family friendly?!

Visited September 2012
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“Great place. Downside is the small size of the place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Liked everything. Hand feeding the Roos, seeing the tassie devils, up close and personal with the koala, and amazingly knowledgable and passionate staff. But it was such a small wildlife sanctuary and that was disappointing.

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Ocala, Florida
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“Nice afternoon for the kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Nice afternoon for the kids but cant recommend for adults unless youre visiting from overseas and have never seen Aussie wildlife up close. Great place to see Tasmanian devils

Visited March 2012
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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“Highlight of my Trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I went on a evening feeding tour and had a blast. I was able to go on a one on one tour with my guide where I feed, touched, and got pictures with many of the animals. The staff is friendly, passionate about what they do, and make an effort not just to show you the animals in their care, but to teach you about them. This place is great during the day or night, and if you're in Tasmania you need to stop by here.
A special shout out to my guide Tony, and Greg the Director. Both went above and beyond in making my visit the highlight of my time in Tasmania, and probably the highlight of any vacation I can remember!

Visited December 2012
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