Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (pronounced “Bon-a-rong” - Aboriginal meaning “Native Companion”) was established in 1981 as a sanctuary for injured and orphaned wildlife and is Tasmania's most popular wildlife park.
Our passion and work centers around helping our native wildlife survive. We thrive on educating as many people as possible about how we can all help save, rehabilitate and release injured animals. All of Bonorong’s ‘residents’ undergo meticulous assessments to ensure they are healthy and happy in our care.
Central to our work is Bonorong's volunteer F.O.C. Wildlife Program; this is Tasmania's first community run wildlife assistance service, designed to help our devoted volunteer carers and the many native animals in need. We are always looking for new volunteers to help nurse our wildlife back to health - people like you! To find out more information, click on the button below:
Bonorong is not a zoo. We are a sanctuary specialising in the care and rehabilitation of orphaned and injured wildlife while giving you an up-close and personal experience. All our animals are here for a reason and a significant majority of our funding comes from our generous guests that visit the park. We need you to visit us to continue our work. It is as much about you as it is our valuable critters. We are open every day of the year including weekends and public holidays (except Christmas Day).
When you step inside the big, old wooden gate at Bonorong, you are stepping inside the home of our animals – a home that is the perfect climate and environment for their needs. We have one of the largest mobs of friendly, free-ranging kangaroos and wallabies. You can meet them all by hand-feeding them with the complimentary bag of animal feed we give you on your arrival.
The animals of Bonorong are loved and cherished by all of the staff here at the Park and we are sure you will love them too.