Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
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Amanda F
33 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Friends
Jim was a legend! Highly knowledgeable, really entertaining and took the time to answer all our questions in a detailed way. There was so many koalas to see, alongside kangaroos and historical plants. Get along to support a great eco business recovering after the fires!
Written 13 April 2022
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impossible50
Sydney, Australia606 contributions
Apr. 2022
Our group of 4 did both the daytime tour and a dusk tour, on two separate days. We were in small groups and Jim, the owner, gave us a real insight into both the wildlife and the impact of the big fires in 2020.
The vegetation is regrowing at a great rate, and there was plenty of wildlife to see. Lots of koalas, Roos, and Tamar Wallabies, and we saw two echidnas up close on the dusk tour. Staying at Western KI cabins gave us close easy access.
Written 6 April 2022
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Creschendo
Sydney, Australia58 contributions
Apr. 2022
Before even leaving the rendezvous point, Jim provides you with a great deal of knowledge regarding the history of the sanctuary, it's place in the koala ecosystem and the impact of the 2020 fires. Then it’s time for the stars of the show - koalas in the wild. It’s great to be able to see these wonder creatures looking healthy in the protected environment of the sanctuary. The visit continues with an introduction to the other unique flora and fauna of the sanctuary. Jim patiently answers all your questions with in-depth knowledge and a clear passion for his subject.

Don’t miss it !
Written 4 April 2022
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penm80
26 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Couples
We went on the Sunset Nocturnal Tour and it was excellent. Saw some koalas, kangaroos and lots of wallabies! The tour itself was really informative both on the wildlife and the bushfire recovery. Jim is super knowledgeable. Great to also support the sanctuary as it protects habitat when so much on the island has been cleared for farming etc.
Written 2 April 2022
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Emma C
3 contributions
Jul. 2021
The koala walk was an absolute highlight of our trip to Kangaroo Island. It was very informative and engaging. I really enjoyed hearing about the bushfires and the effects on vegetation and animals. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Seeing the effects of the bushfire and the incredible regeneration of the area was really interesting and uplifting.
Written 18 July 2021
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AstroBBoy666
Sydney, Australia27 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Heartbreaking to hear what happened during the bushfires 18 months ago but uplifting to see nature coming back. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend anyone visiting KI to book a ticket.
Written 8 May 2021
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Gaelle
3 contributions
May 2021
Wanting to avoid zoos-like venues where wild animals are kept in enclosures, my husband and I wanted to get close to nature and learn more about the KI ecosystem. We were not disappointed by Jim's kind and knowledgeable approach and happy to spot animals in their natural environment. We learned so much about this rugged, yet beautiful part of the world and the effects of the devastating Black Summer bushfires on the flora and fauna. Spoiler: there is hope and nature's resilience is already showing signs of recovery. Thanks Jim for sharing all this with us.
Written 4 May 2021
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joyce018
Melbourne, Australia228 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Couples
What a day exploring Kangaroo Island. We did a circuit from Kingscote. Visited the Raptor Domain. Went on to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. We nearly left when we did a circuit and couldn't see any reception area. Fortunately we persisted and called the mobile number posted on a handwritten sign by the gate. Jim answered and obliged us with a personal guided tour in his Land Rover 1958. After a most informative 2 hours, we were so impressed with what he had done since the bushfire in Jan 2020 which roared through the 2000 hectare sanctuary.
Don't wait till KI has fully recovered from the decimation caused by the fires and Covid. Regeneration has begun. Go now and tell Jim that Joyce sent you.
Written 30 March 2021
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Maisie
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Couples
We did the private nocturnal tour with Mel. Mel is warm&friendly & was very knowledgeable about all the different types of flora & fauna and the fire impact to the area. We came across koalas, one with a little bubba&lots of wallabys feeding around us and birds. A lovely way to spend the evening, thanks Mel!
Jess&Ikuo
Written 29 March 2021
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Richard S
Shepparton, Australia16 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Couples
We arrived late as we had not booked...no problem we were warmly accommodated by our guide Mel...obviously the tour and finding the Koalas then the informative Mel keeping us well advised regarding the progress of the recovery after the fires. This is an impressive tour tom understand the habitat of the Koala and the restoration of that.
Thanks Mel and Jim
Written 10 March 2021
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