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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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7797 South Coast Rd, Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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+61 8 8559 7344
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food wasn’t great and it cost a lot to go and see the koalas in the trees which we could see whilst eating out lunch. Average service and not very good coffee. Needs a revampMore

Thank Bec B
jlou-12, Owner at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for visiting. I am sorry that you find A$10 (US$7.10 or Euro 6.10) a high price to pay to enter the sanctuary. Some stay just 1 hour but many stay for half a day or longer admiring the beauty and the chance wildlife encounters...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful spot, so rich and green when I visited. Plenty of koalas to see as well as wallabys in the open fields. The walk away from the cafe was just lovely, with lots of trees, natural stream and wallabys to see. The...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2018

The perfect way to experience wildlife with the most passionate staff you find. Enjoyable for ages and we can't recommend it enough.

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jlou-12, Owner at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks for visiting and for recognising our abundant wildlife.

Reviewed 19 August 2018

We stayed in one of the Hanson Bay cabins so did the nocturnal tour one evening - we would really recommend this. We saw so much wildlife. Thanks also to the staff being so friendly and knowledgable.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

The whole experience was superb ...didn’t take the tour as I like to wander and photograph at my pace but heard some of the info . I saw at least 20 koalas and was happy to know they are protected here. There were kangaroos as...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

It was rather tiring to look up into the gum trees, trying to spot koalas in the day. However, having to spot one and several more later was very exciting. We did the nocturnal tour with Nick and Payton as our guides who are both...More

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KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Thank you for your review. Yes, we just about need a massage station here at the VC for when everyone gets back form their walks! Nick is fantastic isn't he. I'm so glad you got to see so many animals including the echidna...who's like the...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018

This was the highlight of our trip to Australia. We loved Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary so much that we visited three times!! You will see koalas--and wallabies and kangaroos and maybe even an echidna or two! It was so fun walking among the trees looking...More

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KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Thank you for your review. The one advantage of doing our Nocturnal Tour is you get to see so many more animals that only come out at night. This is invaluable to international guests!! How wonderful you got to see some on the ground moving...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

I loved it here! So many koalas and wallabies as well as Kangaroos. There are red flags by the trees where you're sure to see Koalas sitting high up eating eucalyptus. As you walk through the trees you also come across a few more which...More

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KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

We are working on more flags soon, just to help guests that little bit more... Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 21 May 2018

WE stayed in the cabins attached to the Sanctuary so got to do the Koala walk as part of our stay but wit would have been worth doing anyway, saw lots of Koalas in their natural habitat and no crowds getting in the way, staff...More

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KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Thank you for your review. You would've seen the possums at the cabins at night too? We love our koalas in their natural environment...they are so strong and capable of so much more activity than their families in captivity. Wild and free we say!!

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Hanson Bay cabins which are fairly closeby so we visited the sanctuary a number of times during our stay including a night tour. Staff very helpful about the sanctuary as well as for information about Kangaroo Island and other attractions. You...More

Thank Lisa G
KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

It is so good t hear you had minimal trouble with a wheelchair here. We are always very conscious of making our grounds accessible to everyone. Thank you for your review.

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Bec G
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Response from Steve L | Reviewed this property |
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park is where you should go to pet the kangaroos and other animals. At Hanson Bay the animals run free so petting is for eyes only! Good for Koala spotting though :)
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