Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mt Wellington, Mt Field, Bonorong & Richmond Day Trip

1. Mt Wellington, Mt Field, Bonorong & Richmond Day Trip

This nature lover’s day trip begins with pickup from Hobart hotel. Then, journey through the picturesque Derwent Valley. Drive past Australia's oldest operating pub. Continue on to Mt. Field National Park, where Russell Falls is a must-see. Stroll underneath enormous fern forests and some of the world’s tallest trees to the waterfall. Next, follow the freshwater back to New Norfolk, where your guide will explain its interesting history.   Stretch and grab a bite to eat before the next stop. Head to a Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to hand-feed kangaroos and discover Tasmanian devils. End your day in the picturesque town of Richmond before returning to Hobart. The Mt Wellington summit time depends on the weather (cloud cover) and will either be early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Guided Night Tour

2. Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Guided Night Tour

The Bonorong Night Tour is a group feeding tour with a guide just for your group. Group sizes are kept small to ensure every participant has plenty of opportunity to interact with the critters. You will enter the animals’ world and experience hand-feeding weird and wonderful creatures like Eastern quolls, tawny frogmouths and sugar gliders. You will also be able to help your guide feed the Tassie devils their dinner! In fact, you are going to help feed almost all of the animals in the sanctuary. First it’s dinner time for the daylight dwellers and then the nocturnal animals get their breakfast. A special highlight is meeting the mob of friendly Forester kangaroos. You are also going to meet some incredible survivors as many of the animals are recovering from injury or are orphans. Your guide will show you how you are helping to get the animals back into the wild.

Hobart: Admission Ticket to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

3. Hobart: Admission Ticket to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Spend an unforgettable day exploring Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and admire a variety of Australian wildlife including animals that went extinct a long time ago in other parts of Australia. Throughout your experience, feed the free-roaming kangaroos with the provided bag of food and discover other Australian animals such as the cute sugar gliders or the eastern quoll. Join one of the tours to learn about these precious species, their threats, and how Tasmania’s unique wildlife can be conserved. The knowledgeable keepers will show you their favorite species, feed them, and explain how they are being protected. Capture incredible photos with the animals and marvel at the diversity of Australian wildlife.

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What people are saying about Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 220 reviews

The best choice we could make! We spent 3 days in Tasmania and this tour covered all the place and activities we really wanted to do! Seeing the wildlife at the sanctuary and on the walk on towards the waterfalls, the tall tree walk is all an amazing adventure. Our guide was Jarod, he is originally from Richmond, the historical village we visit at lunch time, so he suggested all the best spots there, best scallop pie in town, whisky tasting bar and old gaol tour. Thank you so much Jarod! I was so fascinated about everything that I was always the last one jumping back on the bus (sorry about that). The perfect amount of time to enjoy all the activities, coffee and toilets at every stop, very well-informed guide. The best day in Hobart! Thank you

I took my mother on this tour for Mother’s Day and we absolutely loved it! This tour is well organised and not rushed, there’s enough time to explore everything on this tour. From the scenic waterfalls at a National Park, to a wildlife sanctuary where we learned about Australian wildlife, visiting a historic town with the oldest bridge and Catholic Church in Australia, to breathtaking views of Tasmania from Mount Wellington! I cannot fault this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Hobart!

We loved it!! Robyn was a great tour guide! The paths are not good for wheelchair access, especially if you use a manual chair. We managed to get around some of it with a power chair with very good suspension & tilting; but just take the “wheelchair access” in the description with a very big grain of salt. Especially if you want to see the Quolls & tawny frogmouth. Couldn’t get to their enclosure with a chair.

Mum and I enjoyed the tour immensely. The waterfalls were amazing. I've never seen anything like it before. All stops were very enjoyable. Jarrod our tour guide and driver shared local knowledge along the way. And helped mum with her walker all day. Would definitely do this tour again. Thank you

Jarrod was a great tour guide. Super nice and informative