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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 7797 South Coast Rd, Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8559 7344
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Kangaroo Island 4WD Full-Day Tour - Flinders Chase National Park

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To see koalas in the wild and rare green beaked geese. The best part was seeing a mother with a joey riding piggy back climb down a tree right in front of us. Great photo... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To see koalas in the wild and rare green beaked geese. The best part was seeing a mother with a joey riding piggy back climb down a tree right in front of us. Great photo opportunity!

Thank Viebea
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary as part of our bus tour on Kangaroo Island. We chose to stay with the guide and saw koalas in several trees; 2 sets of mother and Joey - they were up pretty far, and not easy to photograph, but it was fun to see them anyway! On the way out, as the bus... More 

Thank Linda C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour - a group of about 15 people - was led by Clemmie - and she was just brilliant! So knowledgeable, informative and passionate about the animals. We started just before dusk and the tour lasted about 1.5 hours. We got up close to a whole range of animals and birds and learned lots about them - koalas, kangaroos,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved both the nocturnal tour with the zoologist guide, as well as the self-guided morning tour. Koalas and echidnas and kangaroos everywhere at night, expertly found and lighted by our guide. She was informative and knowledgeable. Koalas were easy to spot on your own during the day. Too cute they all are!!

Thank Mira G
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for the koala walk, and we were so Lucky to see one koala mum With a pup in addition to several adult koalas. They were in high trees so we did not have the chance to see them very Close, but we enjoyed it.

Thank Ingeborg56
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

As locals we utilised a stay at Vivonne Bay to drop into south coast attractions we hadnt yet visited. Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is a 'must see' for tourists. The cafe is comfortable, menu choices were delicious and service couldnt be faulted'. The two walks we did delivered on wildlife promises with Koalas, Kangaroos and several wedge tail eagles and... More 

Thank FineArtKI
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Good self guided tours. Needs a bit of ajustment and patience to see the koalas in the trees - but they are definitely there. Lost time when observing a mother and child.

Thank Tigirb
Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We spotted numerous wallabies and kangaroos but after seeing just one koala cross the road prior to our stopping at the wildlife sanctuary, we were hoping to get some pictures of koalas - we were not disappointed. We did the walk and found plenty to view and take pictures of. We were there at the end of their day and... More 

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Hallett Cove, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Stopped by at the cafe for coffees en route to Flinders Chase. Sat outside amongst the beautiful trees and a couple of koalas were easy to spot. Thought about the koala walk but it was very hot and we didn't have time - will return next time though. Several wallabies and roos lounging around the grounds too. A very peaceful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Just within a couple of hundred meters from the parking place you are almost guaranteed to have some Close Encounters with wild Koals which roan freely and are used to human visitors, so they are not shy. Listen to mating adults, watch the cubs with their mothers and simply enjoy.

Thank Florian254

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