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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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“koala walk” (36 reviews)
“nocturnal tour” (25 reviews)
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 8 May 2017

Lots and lots of koala's in big tree's, no cuddling them but great photo ops. Occasionally they will venture onto the ground.

Thank Drew M
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This place is wonderful. The koalas are not caged. They just run around. We saw them on the ground and in the trees, so many of them. We went in the evening and saw kangaroos and geese and cockatoos. So many animals hang out here....More

Thank hazelr918
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Perfect location to see koalas in their natural environment - we saw over 15 during our 2 hour stay with one Koala obligingly at shoulder height in the crook of a tree and very camera-friendly. Easy to spot echidna's too and to get a great...More

1  Thank zoe500770
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Easy viewing of koalas that are not on display but free to roam. Better when no tour bus on site but worth a quick stop if you have time.

Thank mwsk_h
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We were the only family on the Koala Nocturnal Tour--the tour lasted over 90 minutes and we saw 11 koalas (including a nursing joey) as well as many birds, kangaroos and wallabies. Very knowledgable guide. Highly recommend doing this tour.

Thank Ely3761
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

A great place to see koalas in a natural setting. Did the full wallaby walk and saw wallaby despite it being daytime, and echidna too. Had a good light lunch. Very good value and friendly staff. Was there for nearly 2 hours.

Thank cc1047
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

To see koalas in the wild and rare green beaked geese. The best part was seeing a mother with a joey riding piggy back climb down a tree right in front of us. Great photo opportunity!

Thank Viebea
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We visited Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary as part of our bus tour on Kangaroo Island. We chose to stay with the guide and saw koalas in several trees; 2 sets of mother and Joey - they were up pretty far, and not easy to photograph,...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Our tour - a group of about 15 people - was led by Clemmie - and she was just brilliant! So knowledgeable, informative and passionate about the animals. We started just before dusk and the tour lasted about 1.5 hours. We got up close to...More

1  Thank mbc722014
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We loved both the nocturnal tour with the zoologist guide, as well as the self-guided morning tour. Koalas and echidnas and kangaroos everywhere at night, expertly found and lighted by our guide. She was informative and knowledgeable. Koalas were easy to spot on your own...More

Thank Mira G
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