- Experience native Australian wildlife and the historic town of Richmond on this half-day tour from Hobart
- Get an up-close look at a Tasmanian devil and other Aussie animals at Bonorong Wildlife Park
- See wallabies, sugar gliders, kangaroos and more
- Visit the historic town of Richmond, and learn about its convict history
- Pickup included from centrally located Hobart hotels
What You Can Expect
When you arrive at the wildlife park, which overlooks Brighton Valley, get excited for your up-close encounter with native Australian animals like kangaroos, echidnas, koalas, cockatoos and Tasmanian devils. A guided tour leads you through the habitats and provides information about the wildlife.
Then leave the park and make the drive to Richmond, one of Tasmania’s most historic towns. Admire the Georgian-era village with stone cottages and boutique shops, and check out the Richmond Bridge, one of the oldest bridges in Australia, dating back to the 1820s. As you visit the Richmond Gaol, learn a bit about the history of convict colonies in Australia. Your tour then ends with drop-off in Hobart.
Really enjoyed this tour. We also saw Richmond and the prison. We happened to see a Wedding Reception photo shoot at the Gaul.
Sharon B United Kingdom
If I could I would give this tour 10 stars. Just one gripe. ....not enough time for each stop. I could have spent the whole afternoon in either place and gone back again. A tip from the wise..... don't hang around the game warden at the wild life park for too long. He loves his job and is very enthusiastic about it, but does tend to talk for too long, which cuts down on the very limited time you have in the park. There is so much to see and only an hour in which to do it. The warden will spend about 45 minutes showing you the wombat, devil and koala and the rest you are left to your own devices. There is just not enough time. As for for Richmond. .. A lovely quaint town, but also not enough time to fully explore. Maybe the tour should be broken into two?
A great afternoon. Left Hobart and drove to the wild life sanctuary. This is not a zoo. The animals are free roaming and the focus is on releasing back into the wild when possible. Really enjoyed our time here. Next we went to Richmond. This is a very charming village. Stopped for a quick lunch at the local tea house. It was delicious. Then went for a photo op of the bridge. Last we went through the jail. Wonderful time.
The kangaroos were up close and personal. Also saw Tasmanian devils, koalas, and emus. The Richmond tour was primarily the gaol originated in 1825 and walking around the small village.
Really enjoyed the wildlife park, especially mingling with the kangaroos. Before the tour I hadn't realized that we would be so up close and personal. The stop in Richmond was not very interesting, however.
Enjoyed meeting the wombats, kangaroos, koala and Tasmanian Devil. The tour guide was passionate about the animals in his care. Only negative point was that there just wasnt enough time to see everything!
A bit pricey, but still a very cool tour that I highly recommend! Bonorong was awesome!! We got to feed and pet kangaroos, pet a koala and wombat, and see Tasmanian devils get fed. Plus we saw lizards and tons of birds (including emus and some birds that actually spoke to us!). The tour guide there was awesome and our driver was also great. The stop in Richmond was nice, but perhaps a bit too long. The old town is quaint and pretty, but there's not too much to do there.
Bonorong Wildlife Park was awesome but I wish that we could have spent at least 2 hours there instead of 1. Time at Richmond could be shorter would be good.