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Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Afternoon Tour from Hobart

TAS, Australia
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4 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


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 Tasmanian devils and native 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
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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Christine H
, May 2019

We had a great time on this tour. The bus picks you up outside your hotel, and then takes you first to Richmond. Richmond was much more interesting than I at first anticipated. The entire town is historical. You get to see the old brick buildings and many other historical sites. There is a small indoor market, and there are also plenty of interesting novelty shops. After a short stay in Richmond, you drive out to the wildlife park, where you learn about Tasmanian devils, koalas, wombats, etc. You can actually pet the koalas and wombats. You also get to feed the kangaroos. This was a wonderful half-day tour, and the driver was very informative and amusing.

Kimberly R
, Apr 2019

Interacting with over 100 free roaming kangaroos was a one of a kind experience, and had a great time learning about all the other animals that have been rescued. Beautiful location as well.

Jon L
, Mar 2019

Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Park provided an opportunity to view animals we had only read about. There were quite a few people the afternoon we visited, but didn't have to stand in any lines. Some of the animals were in secluded parts of their habitat so weren't see. Overall, very enjoyable. Richmond is an old Georgian town dating to the early 1800's, with lots of old buildings, churches and a colorful history. Enjoyed a brew in the hotel pub. I felt the tour was value for money, and educational.

Deborah A
, Mar 2019

Bonorong was really neat, but I wish I had a little more time to enjoy it there. They offered a guided tour and we got to touch a koala. The Richmond part of the tour was a bit disappointing. We wanted to see a gaol - and we did tour the gaol there - but it wasn't a part of the tour and cost extra and wasn't guided. The driver we had was one of the best.

, May 2018

Wildlife park was fun - lots of kangaroos to interact with as well as opportunity for a close up with a koala. Highly recommend the Bonorong Wildlife park

, Mar 2018

This was a great tour, just alittle rushed. The Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is small, but so informative and wonderful. This wildlife sancutary, cares deeply for all the animals that are brought here. You will love seeing all the Aussie animals. The tour of Richmond was great too, but didn't have much more than 45 minutes here. Not enough time, but well worth it anyway. Seeing the Richmond Jail was very interesting as well. I do recommend going on this tour.

Mary M
, Feb 2018

Bonorong was informative and entertaining. Well worth the trip. The Richmond tour was only an hou, but a pretty city to wander through.

Ingrid A
, Jan 2018

I enjoyed this trip, my only criticism would be that both the stops at Richmond and the wildlife park are too short and you feel really rushed at each location. Richmond reminded me of an old english village. The wildlife park was great and I always enjoy feeding kangaroos!

Marla F
, Jan 2018

One of the best stops of the trip!

Mark L
, Dec 2017

the trip to Bonorong was great. We only wish we had more time there. The interactions with the animals there were amazing.

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