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Combine Australian wildlife with local history on this tour from Hobart to Bonorong Wildlife Park and the town of Richmond. At Bonorong, spot Tasmanian devils in the flesh, as well as other animals like koalas, kangaroos and echidnas. In Richmond, learn about Tasmania’s convict history as you see historical sites like the Richmond Gaol, Richmond Bridge and Georgian-style village.


  • 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

Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Afternoon Tour from Hobart

Historic Richmond

Your tour from Hobart starts as you depart the city for the drive to Bonorong Wildlife Park, catching views of city sights like Constitution Dock, the ABC Building (Hobart’s original sandstone railway station) and Derwent Entertainment Centre.

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.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016


Andrew S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Amazing trip and highly recommended. The tour guide, Susan, was hilarious and informative. The Richmond jail was super creepy but only because it so authentic. And how do you not want to feed kangaroos and pet all the animals?

nicki c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Loved visiting with the animals and freedom to walk and be around them in their natural habitat.
We also enjoyed the village.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Really enjoyed this tour. We also saw Richmond and the prison. We happened to see a Wedding Reception photo shoot at the Gaul.

Elaine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015


Sharon B United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

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?

Joyce Cameron F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

See above

Drew S

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

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.

Lynette H

4 star rating: Recommended March 2016

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.

David J

4 star rating: Recommended February 2016

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.

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