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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Tours

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Some of Australia’s most beloved animals—including kangaroos, koalas, and Tasmanian devils—call the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary home. As one of Tasmania’s most important sanctuaries, Bonorong’s aim is to rescue, rehabilitate, and preserve some of the island’s rarest and most endangered creatures. 

The Basics
Head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to see animals like wombats, koalas, and echidnas; interact with and feed the sanctuary’s free-roaming kangaroos (under supervision); and take a peek inside the animal hospital to learn about rescue efforts. To gain greater insight into the sanctuary’s work, you can also join a feeding tour and help feed the animals or a night tour, where you’ll learn about nocturnal creatures like eastern quolls, tawny frogmouths, and sugar gliders.

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • Admission tickets include an optional guided tour; tours run three times a day and take around 45 minutes.
  • The wildlife sanctuary is mostly outdoors, so wear weather-appropriate clothing. 
  • The sanctuary has a vegetarian restaurant (open for lunch only), a snack shop, and a gift shop, as well as barbecue and picnic areas.
  • Most of the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary’s attractions are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. 

How to Get There 
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 17 miles (27 kilometers) north of Hobart, along the A1 road, and the park offers plenty of free parking. There is no public transportation to the sanctuary, but you can take a taxi or ride-sharing service from Hobart; the drive takes about 30 minutes.

When to Get There 
The Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is open daily all year round, from mid-morning until early evening.Try to plan your visit to coincide with the daily tours which run in the late morning, and early and mid-afternoon; check the schedule for exact times. The busiest times of year to visit are during peak summer season (December and January) and school holidays. If you want to avoid the crowds, opt for a mid-week visit outside of these times.  

Day Trips from Hobart
You can easily pair a trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary with stops at other nearby sights. After visiting with the animals, head to Mt. Wellington to enjoy views of Hobart and the south coast. Alternatively, you can visit the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), enjoy a stroll around the historic village of Richmond, or get active with a hike in Mt. Field National Park.
Address: 593 Briggs Rd, Brighton TAS 7030, Australia
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13 Tours and Activities to Experience Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond

Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond

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Visit some of the top attractions outside of Hobart on this day trip to Mount Wellington, Mount Field National Park, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and the historical town of Richmond. Entry fees are included for a hassle-free experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group tour from Hobart: Mt Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond

Small-Group tour from Hobart: Mt Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond

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Admire the historic architecture of Salamanca Place and Battery Point; climb to the 4,167-foot (1,270-meter) peak of Mt Wellington for spectacular views over Hobart; then enjoy a close encounter with wallabies, wombats and Tasmanian devils at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary on this half-day adventure from Hobart. Then, head to the historic town of Richmond along the Coal River to learn about Tasmania's convict history. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.37
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Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Afternoon Tour from Hobart

Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Afternoon Tour from Hobart

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Combine Australian wildlife with local history on this tour from Hobart to Bonorong Wildlife Park and the town of Richmond. At Bonorong, spot Tasmanian devils in the flesh, as well as other animals like koalas, kangaroos, and echidnas. In Richmond, learn about Tasmania’s convict history as you see historical sites like the Richmond Gaol, Richmond Bridge, and Georgian-style village.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.15
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Bonorong Wildlife Park, Richmond Village, Hobart Highlights

Bonorong Wildlife Park, Richmond Village, Hobart Highlights

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Importantly this tour goes to Bonorong Wildlife Park in the morning while the animals are in an active mode. Take a leisurely tour through the park learning interesting details about the Devils, Koalas, Kangaroos and many other native animals and birds. Bonorong Wildlife Park is the featured stop on our tour not just a port of call along the way to somewhere else. You spend quality time at the park. After Bonorong you go on a scenic countryside drive out to Richmond Historic Village for lunch. See the Richmond Bridge, Richmond Goal and the oldest Catholic Church in Australia (St Johns). Lots of galleries and interesting shops. Great coffee, cakes or pastries from the bakery. Sandwiches, Fish & Chips next door all at reasonable prices. Sweets and Treats is a must for old school candy and ice cream lovers. Hobart City, Salamanca, Battery Point and Mountain Lookout are included in this tour. Plenty of photo and bathroom stops.
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  • 4 hours
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Cruise Ship Special ex Hobart: Mt Wellington, Richmond, Bonorong with free WiFi

Cruise Ship Special ex Hobart: Mt Wellington, Richmond, Bonorong with free WiFi

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When in Tasmania, journey across the Hobart shore on this 5-hour tour to see well-known landmarks and learn about the history of this area of Australia. Catch sight of the Tasman Bridge, Mt. Wellington, St. John’s Church, Granny Rhodes’ cottage, and Kangaroo Bluff. Plus drop by the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and see kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and koalas.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Small-group Tour from Hobart: Derwent River Valley and Coal River Valley

Small-group Tour from Hobart: Derwent River Valley and Coal River Valley

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This small-group, 7-hour tour of the Derwent River Valley and Coal River Valley takes off from Hobart close to port. Along the way, catch sight of Russell Falls, Mt. Field National Park, and Salmon Ponds. Choose from a visit to the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary or the Zoodoo Wildlife Park, and end the day exploring the Richmond historical village, and see one of the oldest catholic churches on the continent.
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  • 7 hours
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Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Shuttle to Bonorong Wildlife Park.

Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Shuttle to Bonorong Wildlife Park.

This shuttle will take you out to Brighton to visit Tasmania’s iconic Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, run by a passionate team of wildlife warriors. Here you will have 2 hours to wander through the grounds of the sanctuary, home of a large range of native Australian and Tasmanian wildlife. Some of the residents include the unique and endangered Tasmanian Devil, Wombats, Koalas, Quolls, Possums, Echidnas and a large range of bird species. You can also get up close and personal with their mob of Kangaroos and Wallabies and we recommend a conversation with Fred, the Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, who is over 105 years old!
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  • 3 hours
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Hobart's best: city, nature, wildlife, and fine cuisine

Hobart's best: city, nature, wildlife, and fine cuisine

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Specially suited for international visitors who want to experience the city, nature, wildlife, and fabulous cuisine w/ a host that is very international, knows the city well, and is lots of fun!
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  • 10 hours
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$188.95
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Small-group tour from Hobart: Native Flora and Fauna, incl. Royal Bot. Gardens

Small-group tour from Hobart: Native Flora and Fauna, incl. Royal Bot. Gardens

Get to know some of Tasmania's unique flora and fauna on this 6-hour tour in Hobart. Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens, Inverawe Native Gardens, Avi Fauna and Flora Gardens, and a local wildlife sanctuary, where you will meet recent rescues and your visit will support their rehabilitation efforts.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Richmond and Bonorong Wildlife Park Shuttle

Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Richmond and Bonorong Wildlife Park Shuttle

After departing Hobart, you will journey out to the historic town of Richmond, in small buses, for 2-hours where you will gain an insight into the early convict days that preceded Port Arthur at the oldest goal in Tasmania and see the oldest convict constructed sandstone bridge still in use in Australia. You will get the opportunity to wander around (un-escorted) and explore the quaint little hamlet of Richmond with its numerous old and heritage-listed buildings, galleries, and antique shops. You will then travel to Brighton to visit the iconic Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary for a further 2-hours. Here you can get up close and personal with some of Tasmania’s native wildlife, including its unique Tasmanian Devil, Wombats, Koalas, Quolls, Possums, Echidnas and a large range of bird species. Check Out their mob of Kangaroos and Wallabies and we recommend a conversation with Fred, the sulphur crested cockatoo, who is over 105 years old!
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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6-Day Tasmania Small-Group Guided Tour with Gourmet Food

6-Day Tasmania Small-Group Guided Tour with Gourmet Food

This tour is perfect for those wanting a guided tour with some diverse experiences. It features fantastic scenery, cultural highlights, delicious foods and drink, sampling opportunities and comfortable lodgings. It also stays relatively close to the big cities ensuring our creature comforts like good phone reception & wifi. They small groups allow guests to meet you people and enjoy some company without ever feeling crowded or herded at attractions.
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  • 6 days
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Bonorong Wildlife Volunteer Tour

Bonorong Wildlife Volunteer Tour

Would you like to donate your time & efforts and experience your first Australian outback adventure with kangaroos, koalas, Tassie devils & wombats?
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  • 7 hours
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Five of Hobart's Best In One Day

Five of Hobart's Best In One Day

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Enjoy five of the top activities in Hobart in one day on this tour designed for those who are short on time in the city and don't want to miss its best experiences. Attractions include Salamanca Market (on Saturdays), Mount Wellington, city highlights, the historical nearby town of Richmond, and the option to visit either Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary or the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art).
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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