Getting here

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!

Public Transport

Unfortunately the public transport system to our Sanctuary isn’t terrific (even though we’re only a 30 minute drive from central Hobart!). You can catch buses from the Hobart City Interchange, and the Glenorchy Interchange that come out to Brighton. However they do drop you around 2.5km from the Sanctuary, so we don’t recommend this route unless you’re a fan of walking uphill! The trip time is around 90 minutes via bus.

The bus drivers are often most helpful in pointing you in the right direction and the staff at the Metro Shop (also at the Hobart City Interchange) can assist if you have any questions before you depart. As Metro are updating their routes all the time, using their Trip Planner is a great place to start. Simply enter from Hobart to Bonorong to find your route and other info. 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 tour company contacts.

Arriving via cruise ship

When cruise ships are in port, there are shuttle buses that come directly out to Bonorong from the Travel & Information Centre on Davey Street (800m from the cruise terminal).

We recommend using one of these as the public buses are not direct and take quite a long time.

The shuttle buses can sell out on the day so we advise you pre-booking via Most of the shuttle companies do not include entry to the Sanctuary but you can pay this when you arrive at the front entrance.

For groups, private tour buses can also be chartered on the day. Provision for this is made outside the cruise terminal on Hunter Street where accredited operators gather and you can negotiate a trip to Bonorong with them.


For injured or orphaned wildlife, call 0447 264 625 any time of the day or night.