Tour ID: 10058926
Great half day tour for those who love animals and history. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is where you get up close with Australia's wildlife. Learn all about the famous Tassie Devils, hand feed kangaroos and discover how long a koala sleeps for! Next you head off to the historic Richmond village travelling through picturesque countryside. Once there you will love wandering the streets and looking at the old buildings and imagining how life was back then. There is a great photo opportunity on the oldest bridge in Australia!
Travelling from Hobart to historic Richmond through picturesque countryside, stop at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to visit some very lovable, cute and cuddly locals.
• Head out onto the Brooker Highway in a modern comfortable coach, passing through North Hobart and New Town
• Take a guided tour of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and experience Australian native animals up close
• Visit unique Richmond – one of Australia’s historic convict towns
This wonderful afternoon tour leaves Brooke Pier, Hobart, at 1:10 pm daily (except on Sundays) from November to April, and every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from May to October. Travelling in a modern comfortable coach through some of the most picturesque countryside Tasmania has to offer, you drive to the quaint little town of Battery Point to soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the charming historical architecture of yesteryear and some wonderful boutique shops.
You’ll next travel to the well-established, fun and informative, multi-award winning Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, overlooking the beautiful Brighton Valley. Spend quality time with some of Australia’s most fascinating native animals, such as our wonderful ‘Tassie’ Devil. The huge purpose built devil run comfortably houses up to 15 devils, and stretches from one end of the sanctuary to the other. The sanctuary’s keepers are very proud of to be part of this very worthwhile conservation project and are extremely happy to answer any questions you may have while you are there. Keepers develop a strong, long lasting bond with these misunderstood critters; in fact, keepers say these little devils are just like us and depending on their mood, can be hilariously comical, grumpy, incredibly sweet, mischievous or terribly sooky.
Learn the funny little habits and peculiarities of our other native animals, such as the cute cuddly koalas, quolls, wombats and sugar gliders. Delight in the spectacle of the colourful birdlife and watch the funny little echidna, as he waddles around looking for his daily treats.
Next, you’ll travel to the historic village of Richmond. This village is lined with some very interesting stone cottages and buildings originally built by our convict settlers. You will have time here to explore this historically rich town, including the bridge, the old gaol and the small cottages. Browse the many specialty boutique shops, wonderful art galleries and have a relaxing and welcome coffee and scrumptious cake for afternoon tea at one of the lovely cafes or restaurants. You’ll arrive back at the Brooke Street Pier, Hobart, at 5 pm after a very special afternoon.
Admission to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
1:10 PM Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Brooke Street Pier or hotel pickups available on request - please advise hotel name and address at time of booking should you require a hotel pick up and we advise the most convenient location in your confirmation email.
Tour departs DAILY except Sundays November to April, and TUE, THU, FRI and SAT May to October
Children 4 – 14 years inclusive (15 and over is an adult, under 4 is free).
Hobart and Richmond
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