Bonorong Wildlife Conservation Centre is a wildlife park situated some
40 minutes away towards the north of Hobart. The centre specializes in
conservation, education and care of native Tasmanian animals. It was
founded in 1981 as a sanctuary to house injured Tasmanian wildlife. This
amazing place houses some native Australian animals like wallabies,
sugar gliders, wombats, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos and spotted quolls.
The centre offers wildlife tours, once at 11:30 am and again at 2 pm to
help you experience the unique wildlife interpretation along with
conservation message. The tours generally include devil feeding, wombat
encounter and getting close with koalas. Koalas are basically not the
natural inhabitants of Tasmania, so you will get to see these unique
creatures with the marsupials in gum trees. You will be provided with
special food to hand feed the Forester kangaroos also.
The Bonorong Wildlife Conservation Centre also has a rehabilitation
service to house and conserve injured and orphaned wildlife with the
help of a big network of volunteers and half-way properties.
Facilities at the park
Among the facilities at the centre, there is a café and a gift shop. The
Bush Gift Shop offers a wide range of souvenirs, books, toys, cards and
even jeweller. Plus, refreshments and snacks are also available. You can
enjoy lunch or some other food on the verandas of the Bush Shed Café.
Animals at the park
At Bonorong Wildlife Conservation Centre, you will find the Eastern
Quoll, the Tasmanian devil, Tasmanian bettong and the Tasmanian
pademelon. You will also find emus, golden possums, echidnas, potoroos,
wombats and spotted-tailed quolls.
Bonorong has been a successful site for breeding Tasmanian devils for
some 20 years. At present, there are some 17 devils that are quite
playful and friendly.