Tasmania is brimming with a host of incredible wildlife, but unfortunately we’re not always lucky enough to spot fauna in its natural habitat.
That’s where animal sanctuaries come in. They give us the opportunity to get up close to these fascinating creatures – and with your car hire sorted at East Coast Car Rentals, you can discover a world of wildlife in Tasmania today!
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
After picking up your hire car at our Hobart branch, make your first stop off one to remember by visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.
Bonorong prides itself on being a small business with a big heart. It’s run by a tight-knit team who are passionate about protecting Tasmania’s wildlife and giving back to the environment. They operate Tasmania’s largest 24/7 Wildlife Rescue Service which helps thousands of suffering animals every year.
You’ll find animals at Bonorong that don’t exist anywhere else in the world – a unique experience for any animal lover!
The staff are also passionate about introducing their guests to these wonderful creatures. Try your hand at feeding the adorable sugar gliders, pet a snoozy wombat or marvel at an inquisitive Eastern quoll.
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Covering a whopping 360 hectares of native bush in the picturesque Tamar Valley just 18 kilometres from Launceston, is the incredible Tasmania Zoo. This wildlife park exhibits the largest collection of native, rare and exotic species in Tasmania – more than 100 to be exact! The accolades don’t stop there either. Tasmania Zoo is home to the second largest collection of primates in any private Australian zoo, and is the only one in Australasia to feature the Celebes crested macaque – a cheeky monkey with tufty hair and a heart-shaped bottom!
Of course, there’s one creature in particular that visitors come to see; the Tasmanian devil. Learn about these native marsupials and their poor table manners at various feeding rituals throughout the day. You can even hold a Tasmanian devil in a special animal encounter experience if you’re brave enough!
It’s not every day you get to visit a wildlife park dedicated to one of the world’s most unusual creatures, so be sure to visit Seahorse World when stopping off at Beauty Point! As the name suggests, this next pick is all about the weird and wonderful seahorse. Marvel at hundreds of these colourful and fascinating creatures in the large exhibits, view pot-bellied seahorses in the working breeding farm and discover other bizarre marine creatures as you make your way around the park.
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With a world of wildlife waiting to be explored, don’t hang about – come and see the team at East Coast Car Rentals today to secure your perfect hire car!