Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Tours
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A pocket of wilderness located at the western end of Kangaroo Island, the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best places on the island to view native Australian wildlife in its natural habitat. The 247-acre (100-hectare) reserve stretches along the coast and offers ample opportunities for bushwalking, as well as beachside cabins to rent, a visitor center, and cafe.
Visitors can enjoy guided or self-guided walks, the most popular of which is the Koala Walk, a leisurely trail through the Eucalyptus forests, where it’s possible to spot wild koalas and enjoy a rare opportunity to admire the adorable creatures from afar in their natural environment. Guided nocturnal walks are also available and common sightings include kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, possums, and bats.
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the western end of Kangaroo Island, around a 2-hour drive from Kingscote, and close to attractions such as Admirals Arch, Cape Borda Lighthouse, and the Kelly Hills Conservation Park. Adult admission to the sanctuary and Koala Walk is $9 and youth admission is $5. Guided nocturnal tours are available for $30. Accommodation is also available in beachfront cabins.
Please note that wild animal sightings cannot be guaranteed and visitors are not permitted to touch, feed, or interact with the animals.
Address: South Coast Rd, Karatta, SA 5223, Australia
Hours: 8am–6pm daily
Admission: Adult: $9; Child: $5
1 Tours and Activities to Experience Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Explore Kangaroo Island without the stress of planning on a full day tour with convenient round-trip transport from your Kingscote accommodation. In addition to navigating, your guide provides commentary about the island’s diverse wildlife, which many travelers find easy to miss without a trained eye. The day’s itinerary includes seal watching at Seal Bay, lunch at Flinders Chase National Park, and photo opportunities at Admirals Arch.
Taking safety measures
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary hours of operation?
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary hours of operation: 8am–6pm daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary?
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