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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.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Half-Day Tour from Hobart

2. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Half-Day Tour from Hobart

Spend a half day learning about Australia's native animals and history. Visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary for close-up experiences of Australian animals, and spend time in Richmond, a Georgian-style village resplendent with mellow stone cottages. Your tour begins with a visit to Constitution Dock and the ABC buildings, Hobart's original sandstone railway station. Then head out on the Brooker Highway toward Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Once there, spend time getting warm and friendly with a Tasmanian devil! Take a guided tour and learn the habits of native animals. See quolls, wombats, sugar gliders, koalas, cockatoos, echidnas, kangaroos, wallabies, and more. Next, visit Richmond, one of Australia's most unique and historic towns. Take time to explore the bridge, the Gaol, convict-built homes, small cottages, and shops and restaurants.

Day-Tour: Hobart, Mt Wellington & Bonorong Wildlife Park

3. Day-Tour: Hobart, Mt Wellington & Bonorong Wildlife Park

Depart Hobart at 9:15 AM and take a scenic drive to the summit of Mt Wellington where you can glimpse the unfolding panorama of river, fields and the aquatic setting of Hobart. Enjoy an introductory city tour where you will see over 40 of Hobart's historical sites including 4 stops. Your experienced driver/guide will give expert commentary providing you with an in-depth knowledge of the city's history, lifestyle, features and attractions. Visit the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, offering close-up experiences of native Australian animals, including Tasmanian Devils. Take a guided tour of the sanctuary and learn about the habits of Australia's native animals such as quolls, wombats, sugar gliders, koalas, cockatoos, echidnas, wallabies and more. Complete your afternoon with a visit to Richmond, one of Australia’s most unique and historic towns dating from the 1820s. You will have time to explore Richmond. You might like to see the town's bridge, gaol, convict-built homes, classic Georgian mansions, and small cottages, many unique shops, galleries and restaurants. Tour returns to Brooke Street Pier, arriving in Hobart at 5 PM.

Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Guided Night Tour

4. 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

5. 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.

3D Tasmanian Highlights: Hobart, Port Arthur & Bruny Island

6. 3D Tasmanian Highlights: Hobart, Port Arthur & Bruny Island

One can’t say that they’ve truly explored Tasmania without visiting the big three: Hobart, Port Arthur and Bruny Island. This three-day tour will make sure you get the full Tassie experience by guiding you on an epic journey around Tasmania's south. Day 1: Start your three day tour by meeting your fun and friendly driver/guide. After a short meet and greet, you will set-off on your Tasmanian adventure. Your first day on the tour aims to show you all of Hobart's key attractions. Some of the highlights are Mt Wellington, Bonorong, MONA, Richmond, a city highlights tour and Salamanca market (Saturday only). Day 2: Bruny island - Arguably Tasmania's best day trip! This magical Island has a little piece of everything Tasmania has: World class beaches, rugged coastline and native wildlife matched with the finest local produce from the ocean and the land, a tour you do not want to miss! You will see firsthand why Bruny Island is fast becoming one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations. Day 3: The Port Arthur tour includes a direct bus trip to the historic site where you will have 4-hours to explore at your own pace. This 7-hour round trip departs Hobart at 10:30 AM, getting back at around 5:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 286 reviews

It was raining that day, so I joined the tour in a hurry, but thanks to the rain calming down during the tour, I was able to enjoy it very much. We saw the famous Richmond Bridge and even met the Tasmanian Devil at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary! In particular, the kangaroo feeding was so cute that everyone was used to it and was healed! The explanation of the driver to go was also good. I thought the speed of the bus was very fast when going from Richmond to Bonolon and on the way back, but it was a wonderful experience because I really enjoyed it.

Easily the best tour available - We managed to see a platypus in the wild, had an up close experience with wild Pademelons and so much more - Cal is hands down the BEST guide in Tasmania - this tour is an absolute MUST! Even through they could easily get a giant bus to run a tour on, they keep the groups small and intimate. 15/10!

This tour is good for variety - rainforest, rescued animals, historic town and going up Mt Wellington - Kunanyi. If anything it is too much for one day! Take some warm clothes for Kunanyi. It’s cold up there.

Our guide, Jarrod, was on time to pick us up. Through out the entire trip he was providing us with a lot of local history which made the entire trip extremely engaging.

We had a great time during the trip! Chill yet memorable. Cal is a great guide, very patient and funny! Look forward to our next trip in Tasmania already!