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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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7797 South Coast Rd, Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 8 8559 7344
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
7797 South Coast Rd, Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 8 8559 7344
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to observe koalas and many other animals - especially birds. Funny to see all the people walking around watching to the sky (top of the trees).

Thank MrKnety
Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is a wildlife sanctuary ~ that being said there is NO guarantee you are going to see any animals, this is a huge place. The animals are wild, not contained and not kept in cages. If you are there during the day many may...More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The Sanctuary was one of the few places I was told were "must-see" on the island - so you can imagine our disappointment when we saw a total of two koalas - one of which was trying to escape over an electric fence. The swarm...More

Thank annepnyc
KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2016

Thank you for visiting in February 2016. February is the hottest and driest month of the year. Australian wildlife is mostly nocturnal. It shelters and rests during the heat of the day especially in February. But even in the middle of a hot February day...More

Reviewed 12 April 2016

A lovely reserve where you can see the Koalas in their "Natural" habitat. Strolling through the gum trees was a very peaceful experience.

Thank Cynthia052
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This refuge is nicely situated just outside of Flinders Chase NP. It is a great way to see koala's because they mark the trees where they are in. Nice walks her too.

Thank Hans_10
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This is definitely the place to see koalas in their own habitat in the trees! Walking along the tree lines area, looking up and seeing the koala is truly amazing and so much fun (just remember to look down and move your head around occasionally...More

Thank Happytraveller604
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Lovely time spent walking around playing spot the koala. Great seeing so many of them happy and healthy albeit sleeping, high amongst the tree tops.

Thank Belinda H
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Dropped in for a few remaining minutes at the end of a two day visit to the island.Very peaceful and we saw some 15 koalas zzzing in the tree s. Very impressive

Thank R N
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Spent a few days at the sanctuary, the property is massive and really well maintained, staff is amazingly friendly and helpful. Local is easy to access and plenty of parking spaces. facilities are all clean and nice! There is a little cafè/visitor centre with delicious...More

Thank wonderanna
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Great walk. Our guide, Anna, was so friendly and knowledgable. We saw koalas, kangaroos, wallabys, echidna, possums and even her first ever wild pig. I wold do it again in a heartbeat. A vacation highlight!

Thank KathyR65
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