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.
Directions from Hobart:
Follow the A1 (the main highway between Hobart and Launceston), north out of Hobart city centre.
At Granton you will need to turn right at the roundabout onto the Bridgewater Bridge.
After the bridge you will go through two roundabouts – stay on the A1 and follow the signs towards Launceston.
Soon you will see a large sign on the left hand side reading Bonorong Wildlife Centre. You will need to take the exit directly after this sign.
At the intersection turn left following the sign for Bonorong. About 500m further on there is another small Bonorong sign directing you to turn left on to Briggs Rd.
Bonorong is approximately one kilometre up this road on the left.
Directions from Launceston:
Follow the A1 (the main highway between Launceston and Hobart), south towards Hobart. The journey from Launceston to Bonorong will take about 2 hours.
After approximately 170km, you will pass through the town of Mangalore and then come to a large roundabout. Take the first exit at the roundabout in order to stay on the A1 highway.
As you continue along the highway you will see large information signs indicating an exit to Tea Tree Rd/C321 (and also signs for Bonorong). Take this exit off the highway.
At the intersection, turn right and continue along for approximately 1 km until you see a small Bonorong sign directing you to turn left on to Briggs Rd.
Continue along Briggs Rd, passing over the train tracks, until you see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary on the left hand side. This is our entrance – you have arrived!
Catching the public bus from Hobart to Bonorong is possible, however it can take hours and require a change of buses at Glenorchy. A 20min walk also awaits (some of it uphill) once the bus drops you in Brighton. We are lobbying to have this service improved!
Alternatively there are a wide variety of tour companies to suit all budgets that regularly visit our park. Please contact us to receive detailed information on bus timetables and tour company contacts.
*Should you be arriving in Hobart via a cruise ship, please let us know as we can provide extra information.