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“Must Visit” 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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Melbourne, Australia
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“Must Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

What a place! Walked around the site and the children had kangaroos eating out of their hands. Then joined a Rangers Walk where the focus was on the Wombat and the Tasmanian Devil. The ranger informed us as to how the wombats and devils live and eat and what tricks they can get up to, to survive in the wild. Certainly piqued our appreciation of the Tasmanian Devil and was one of the places the children most talked about after our holiday.

Visited January 2013
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“This will be the highlight of your Tassie trip especially if you love animals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Not normally a "zoo" family, the private night tour of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary was AMAZING. The minimum is only 2 people & once booked no one else goes on the tour. It's just whoever you go with and your very own personal guide. The tour goes for 2.5 hours but ours was much closer to 3 hours. Yet at no stage were we rushed. We set the pace and all our questions were answered & trust me with a kid that's passionate about animals there was a LOT of questions. Our guide Paul was fabulous & his knowledge seemed encyclopedic.Cost when we went was $149 per adult and $50 per child. It includes your own guide, cold or hot drinks & a few souveniers at the end. Our group was 2 adults & our 10 year old. The highlight had to be hand feeding Tassie Devils. But if that's too intense for you then you can feed kangaroos, Sugar Gliders, pat koalas & more. That's why this tour is so wonderful. You get to choose.

The tour happens as the animals are becoming more active. Passionate staff & genuine personal service allow you to mould the experience to your interests & ensures interesting info along the way. Wide trails mean easy movement for little ones & the disabled. No government funding sees money from the tour go to the running costs of the Sanctuary. And you can see the love these guys have for their animals. The enclosures are very well kept & the food they are given is great quality.

At first glance the private night tour seems expensive but when you see what you get (I did mention feeding the Tassie Devils didn't I?) & what a fabulous time you have you'll think it's the best money you've ever spent. We have brilliant memories that will last a lifetime from going here. It really was the highlight of our holiday in Tassie. Paul our tour guide was THE BEST & very understanding of my mobility disability. I've never had more personal service anywhere.

Visited January 2013
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“great place to see local wildlife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

great day ,awesome park, very knowledgeable and passionate staff.. if you want to see real Tasmania animals in a natural environment then this is the place. I learnt more in 2 hours than I could have hoped for. Really important that the park is a rescue centre and all the animals are well cared for in the hope that they can be rehabilitated.If you love animals than well worth it. Only negative (small one ) is that there isn't very good food/drink amenities the shop does sell sandwiches and cold drinks and there is a self serve coffee machine but don't expect hot food.

Visited February 2013
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“It was o.k. but a little too quick!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

it was nice to have a guided tour, however we didn't get enough time to have a good look around and see the entire site and all the animals before we had to get back on the bus

Visited January 2013
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“If you love animals, this is for you”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

An amazing experience! This place allows you to walk among kangaroos, feed them and emus, touch koalas and change your opinion of the Tasmanian Devil. A unique experience

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