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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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“koala walk” (36 reviews)
“nocturnal tour” (25 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
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 2 June 2016

We called in here on our way back to our ferry ride back to Cape Jervis. We did spot a few koalas in the trees. This is a private residence and we were happy to see the koalas. We were hoping to have a hold...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 31 May 2016

If you need to see some koalas, this is where to go. No petting here though. Need to go to a zoo for that.

Thank B138877
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Nice sanctuary, we saw plenty of kangaroos and were able to get up close with them, they put red flags by the trees with the koalas which was helpful we also saw quite a few of them, they also had birdlife and wallabies which we...More

Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 13 May 2016

I know wild animals can be unpredictable, but this is a sanctuary for koalas and they keep the trees such that the koalas want to be here. Despite that, we only saw three and those were very high up. After the big build up, it...More

Thank Scott8147
KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2016

Hello Scott, I'm presuming you came through on a tour bus that was on a tight schedule, possibly running late, etc.. Yes in that case it's hard to allocate more time for finding our beautiful wildlife. We are looking at ways to help guests such...More

Reviewed 5 May 2016

We wandered around here for about 40mins.. didnt spot one koala until they directed us the one in the car park.. waaaay up the top the tree. Entry fee is only $9 but, not many koalas, and not much elseMore

Thank Bevlea R
KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2016

Hello Bevlea, That's so strange!! We do a count every morning on the KW and I think the lowest number we've gotten lately is ten, on the KW itself... They do climb high at certain times of the day....And move into the forest.. Then there...More

Reviewed 2 May 2016

We were served by a nice lady named Kelly. She was very helpful in telling us where the best places were to see koalas in the bush. When we started walking a sanctuary worker said that there were a lot of koalas in the opposite...More

Thank Ronald R
Reviewed 26 April 2016

people were friendly but we didn't get to see many koalas on the day we went . Only spotted 2 and seen a few kangaroos but mainly just walked around the trails and seen a lot of geese .More

Thank simonez398
KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2016

Thank you for your response but I wish you had come and let us know!! I'm sure we could've pointed you in the right direction, as yes ,some days they are difficult to spot. We do appreciate your effort in visiting us and if you...More

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 23 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 17 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 19 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

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