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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

#1 of 3 things to do in Brighton Features Animals
593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
+61 3 6268 1184
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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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593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They run tours daily included in the price where you get to pat a wombat, get a photo with a Koala as well as witnessing a Devil feeding. We always visit when we visit Tasmania and will be coming back again now that they have...More

Thank Muhammad B
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Muhammad B! We are very happy to hear you always like to visit us on your trips to Tassie! It is because of the support of people such as yourself that we are able to continue to work with our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This kind of place is what an zoos would be like in a perfect world. The focus is keeping animals in a healthy environment for whether they were illegal pets or injured in the wild. When it's an animal that's endangered or otherwise can go...More

Thank tehhoers
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely words tehhoers! We are very proud of our Sanctuary, our staff and of course our awesome critters :) It is wonderful to hear that you had a great time here with us, it is because of people like...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bonorong Night Tour exceeded our expectations beyond belief. We spent over 2.5 hours feeding all the nocturnal animals. Robyn was our guide and her passion for the animals made this an unforgettable experience, she is an exceptional person. We had a wombat crawl onto...More

Thank di1234561811027
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words di1234561811027! We are very pleased to hear you had an amazing time on your Night Tour, Robyn certainly is exceptional :) Our critters are very special and because you came and supported us we will be able to continue...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here from Perth WA to visit this beautiful Wildlife Sanctuary that my cousin Toren Vergis (who passed away around 2 years ago) helped start up around 15 years ago and how proud he would be of this wonderful place now, there is a...More

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you you so much for your kind words Andrew A! How wonderful to hear that you were able to catch up with Toren's old work mates and also to meet Greg, we think they are all pretty awesome :) We will be sure to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love animals and want a close contact with wallabies, this place is a must go destination! And don't forget to try the wedges at the coffee shop, they were beautiful!

Thank MiTa527
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review MiTa527! Those wedges are amazing, I agree :) It is because of people like yourself visiting that we can continue to work with our wildlife in Tasmania, we hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is an unique experience to meet special animals in Australia like wombat, Tasmanian Devil, koalas and kangaroos. Besides, feeding kangaroos was fun.

Thank Sandrafok
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review Sandrafok! How wonderful to hear you had fun with our kangaroos, they are very special :) Your support will ensure we can keep working with wildlife in Tasmania, we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I signed up for a night tour with Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary on 27th July 2017. Robyn was our guide for the night tour. She is very knowledgeable and unreservedly shared her knowledge of the animals with us. This night tour allows visitors...More

Thank POHZY
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thanks POHZY for your lovely review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your night tour with Robyn and learnt all about our conservation projects in the process. The fees from every single person entering the Sanctuary keeps us doing what we do. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I rarely write reviews on here, but I was so moved by this experience that I felt an obligation to report back. Do this! And pay extra and get the feeding frenzy experience. I purchased the 1:30PM feeding frenzy on a Thursday in August. Sonya...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place! Rescues and releases Recommend the private night tour since a lot of the animals are nocturnal. Worth it! Up close and personal- my favorite- the wombat! Bob was knowledgeable and kind. Thank you!

Thank gotosee1
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you gotosee1 for your kind words :) Bob is a gentleman and full of knowledge, not to mention entertaining anecdotes! We appreciate your support as we couldn't run our many conservation projects without it :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I had a wonderful experience with our guide, Robin, on a night tour of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Feeding all the animals, playing tug of war with a Tassie Devil, meeting one of the most gorgeous wombats (Maria), but best of all was...More

Thank Kiah D
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That's so lovely Kiah D! Robyn is a very passionate guide who enjoys her night tours just as much as her guests! We're so pleased your family had a wonderful time. Thank you for your support - it means so much to the Bonorong humans...More

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B9559LFandrews
16 November 2016|
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Response from Bonorong S | Property representative |
Hi there! Thanks for your question. Tasmania has strict regulations around the handling of wildlife, so we only offer pats of the koalas and wombats (this happens on our daily tours, or you can book in a private tour to... More
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valerierose65
16 September 2016|
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Response from Caron M | Reviewed this property |
Good afternoon Valerie I don't work at bonorong wildlife sanctuary but I would find it interesting to be able to see the nocturnal animal at night to see what their behaviour is like I would be doing a night visit once I go... More
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Muffin1944
2 December 2015|
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Response from Bonorong S | Property representative |
Hello Muffin1944, thank you for your message :) We've had a few issues with our website over the past week however we're good to go now! When cruise ships are in port, there are shuttle buses that come directly out to... More
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