Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary & Coal River Farm

Absorb the history of Richmond, meet Tasmanian Devils and enjoy local produce from Coal River Farm.

Tasmania, Australia
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Highlights

  • Entry to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary 
  • Tasmanian Devils experience
  • Tasting experience at Coal River Farm
  • Hostel and motel drop offs 

What's excluded

  • Hostel and motel pick-ups (start of the trip at Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre) 
  • Lunch 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Enjoy a full day of wildlife and cultural discoveries! Meet the Tasmanian Devil, go back in time in the village of Richmond and taste local produce at Coal River Farm. 

 

Itinerary
A journey along the River Derwent will take us to the historic village of Richmond. There we will have a relaxing lunch and some time to explore this village boasting fascinating history, delicious food and the finest wines. 
 
We will then have a stimulating walk to the Richmond Bridge. Learn all about the history of this oldest bridge in Australia that is still in use and enjoy feeding local ducks. 
 
Next stop: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Meet the famous Tasmanian Devil, admire the cutest wombats and pet kangaroos. 
 
After a short drive, a private local produce tasting will await us at the Coal River Farm. We will then head back to Hobart passing a scenic city lookout.

 

The historic village of Richmond 
Visit Richmond and learn all about its captivating history. The village is situated in the heart of the Coal River Valley. It used to serve as an important military staging post and convict station linking Hobart with Port Arthur. Richmond is famous for its elegant Georgian architecture. Its beautiful heritage buildings date back as early as the 1820s and are now housing galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums.


Richmond Bridge 
The Richmond Bridge is a heritage listed arch bridge. It is located on the B31 ("Convict Trail") in the village of Richmond, 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) north of Hobart. It is the oldest Australian bridge that is still in use and the oldest stone span bridge in Australia. In 2005, this outstanding historical place was added to the Australian National Heritage List.


Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary 
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary boasts koalas, wombats, quolls, birds, and amazing native wildlife. The sanctuary is also home to the iconic Tasmanian devil and over 80 free-roaming kangaroos that you can pet and hand-feed. 


Coal River Farm 
Coal River Farm is all about growing and creating things that people enjoy eating. It is a family-run business that combines growing, creating and sharing the fruits of their labour with anyone that cares about where their food comes from. When you visit the farm there is always something good to pick, taste or learn. See how cheese, chocolate and produce are made before your own eyes. Who knows, maybe you will be asked to taste test their latest creation. A treat for your taste buds!

 

Highlights:

  • Richmond Village
  • Richmond Bridge
  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Tasmanian devils experience
  • Coal River Farm
  • Local produce tasting 

 

Departure time

Hobart - 11:30 am

Pick up from the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre 

 

Departure day

  • October - November: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
  • December - January - February: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • March - April: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
  • May - September: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

 

What to bring?

  • Camera
  • Drink bottle
  • Comfortable trail walking shoes
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Clothes to suit different weather conditions (layers are a good idea)
  • Waterproof jacket (just in case) 

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Due to the diverse mix of our guests we believe they prefer to do their own thing for most meals, this means you to try out Tasmania great food and drinks that are suited your taste and budget. Our tours normally include breakfast and some include meals that showcase Tasmanian produce or provide a great way to get to know your fellow travellers.

 

For the meals not included you will have the chance to dine out and enjoy the local foods and produce with recommendations from the guide, or visit the local supermarket to purchase items that can be prepared in the kitchen at each hostel, either individually or as a group.

For breakfast we supply cereals, toast, juice, tea & coffee. If there’s something you can’t do without, just bring it with you! Please advise your dietary requirements at the time of booking.

 

Some of our tours will include opportunities to taste and sample local produce; check the individual tour information for these details.

 

We do not supply lunches or dinners on any of our trips however our guides will recommend great places to eat along the way and stop at supermarkets to stock up on any supplies needed if you prefer to cook yourself.

We visit some incredible places throughout Tasmania, and wherever possible get out of the bus to explore. While most of our trips are active in nature our guides aim to offer walks that cater for all types of fitness with easy, medium and hard walking options.

Bring clothing that suits the season, while including warm clothes (it can get cold in the mountains), comfortable walking shoes, toiletries, a towel, hat, sunscreen, waterproof jacket, swimsuit, water bottle and camera. Luggage is restricted to one normal pack, bag or case (20kg) plus a small day pack.

All full day & extended tours include pick up and drop off from your city hostel or hotel.  Our tours leave from all major gateways to Tasmania so no matter whether you arrive by boat to Devonport, or by plane to Hobart or Launceston we have a tour to suit you.

The tours that we offer are designed to help you see as much of Tasmania as possible with like minded travelers. There is no maximum age provided you have a good sense of adventure and a reasonable level of fitness, however we do have a minimum age of 8 years old to ensure all passengers get the most from the tour!

Our maximum group size if 24 passengers plus the tour guide. These small group sizes allow you plenty of time to get to know your fellow passengers and guide.

 

Our tours are conducted in modern, comfortable air-conditioned buses. By having small groups it means we can spend as much time as possible outside the bus exploring the wonderful sights of Tasmania.

We included everything we believe is needed to have a great time in Tasmania while keeping our prices as low as possible. There are no extra charges or fees on any of our tours so the only expenses you’ll have throughout the tour will be extra meals not included, optional extras or souvenirs from the great places you’ll visit. Each individual tour will have different inclusions and to check see these just review our Tours to find out a bit more about them. To give you a general idea our tours will always include:

  • Experienced friendly Guides
  • All bedding
  • Meals as indicated
  • Hotel / hostel pick up and drop off (with the exception of Mt Wellington Descent)
  • National Parks passe
  • All Entry Fees
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Terms & Conditions:

AGE

A traveller must be of a minimum age of 8 years at the time of the tour to participate.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

You acknowledge that the nature of the tour is adventure travel and participation involves a degree of personal risk.


Cancellation Policy:

  • 30 days or more prior departure: 75% refund
  • 8 to 29 days prior departure: 50% refund
  • 0 to 7 days or no show: No refund


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28 Collins Street Hobart, Tasmania 7000

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