Bonorong is a sanctuary for Tasmanian wildlife. Your chance to come closer than ever to something wild and fragile. As soon as you walk in the old wooden gate you’ll realise you’ve come to a place where animals are deeply cared for and you become part of an inspiring conservation story.


Bonorong’s free daily wildlife talks are our chance to share our animals and their stories of survival with you. These events are entertaining, inspiring and interesting in equal parts - and include bonus wombat scratches, koala pats and Tassie devil dinners.

Wildlife talks take place at 11:30am and 2:00pm every day and run for 45 minutes. This is a Bonorong must.

For more info, click here. For info on our private, behind-the-scenes experiences, click here.

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Bonorong is just half an hour by car from the Hobart city centre, on the way to Launceston, Strahan, the east coast and Port Arthur.

For detailed directions and maps click here.


Your entry fees directly fund the operation of all of our conservation programs, including Tasmania’s only 24hr wildlife rescue service. Without you, none of it would happen! Thankyou. 


Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) - $65
Adult - $25
Child (4-15 years) - $11
Child (3 years and under) - Free


Adult - $30
Child - $16
Wild Child Kids Club - $36

Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more people - please contact us for further information.
Every person receives a complimentary bag of kangaroo food with each entry.
EFTPOS facilities are available.

Your entry fees directly fund the operation of all of our conservation programs , including Tasmania’s only 24hr wildlife rescue service. Without you, none of it would happen! Thank you. 



As well as looking after our animals, we take amazing care of our guests! Our dedicated staff carefully prepare our grounds and facilities to provide a comfortable, safe experience for you. 

  • Our paths are raked every morning to clear them of leaves, sticks and the inevitable kangaroo poo.
  • Paths are regularly maintained in order to be safe to walk on.
  • Parking space for 35 cars and 12 buses.
  • Gas barbeques are available (by booking).
  • Our gift shop is replete with cool drinks, coffee, sandwiches, wraps and snacks as well as outstanding examples of local art and craft.
  • We have a recently-built, regularly-cleaned toilet block.
  • Sheltered areas in case of rain.
  • We have disabled toilets.
  • Most of the park is flat and accessible, but we provide free entry for those in wheelchairs and companion card carriers.



Tasmania’s climate is temperate and changeable. Hobart is the second driest capital in Australia. But the day can change quickly because of our island climate.

We recommend all visitors prepare for both heat and downpour when they visit us! Wear comfortable, closed shoes and bring a raincoat - even if it is sunny. 
For more detail on Tasmania’s climate, click here.

We are open for day visitors from 9:00am to 5:00pm every day (you can also explore Bonorong at night on one of our private night tours).



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