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  • Address: South Coast Rd
  • Hours: Open daily: 8am - Evening.
  • Admission: Self-Guided: Adult: $6; Child: $3. Nocturnal Walks: Adult: $24; Ages 12-18: $19; Under 12: $14.

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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Once farmland, the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is now a protected area with abundant wildlife. Famous for its conservation of native plants and animals, the sanctuary is the best place on Kangaroo Island to see koalas in the wild.

Iconic Australian wildlife is showcased by the sanctuary, and the visitor centre can give you the best advice on spotting koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and more. Located at the start of the Koala Walk, the Visitors Centre also provides visitors to the park with refreshments, and local art and souvenirs. As well as providing information, the Visitors Centre offers self-guided tours of the sanctuary, including nocturnal tours.

Fully guided, 90 minute walks, the nocturnal tours are led by experienced tour guides. A nocturnal tour provides a wealth of information on the animals and their habitats, observing animals more active at night such as koalas, echidnas, possums, bats and more.

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The Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary sits on the Western end of Kangaroo Island, surrounded by parks and reserves. Popular sights including Admirals Arch, Cape Borda Lighthouse and the Kelly Hills Conservation Park lie within easy reach, and the sanctuary’s beachfront cabins provide ideally placed accommodation.

Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is just under two hours’ drive from Kingscote. The visitors centre is open from 8am daily. Noctural tours are $24 for adults, and $14-19 for children. Self-guided tours are $6 for adults and $3 for under 12s.

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Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide

4.5 star rating: Recommended 165 Reviews

Make the most of a day trip to Kangaroo Island on a full-day guided tour that takes in the highlights of this unspoiled natural paradise. Visit Seal Bay ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $201.81

2-Day Kangaroo Island Tour from Adelaide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Take two days to discover the wildlife of Kangaroo Island from Adelaide. You’ll see pelicans, sea lions, koalas and, of course, kangaroos, and experience the ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $440.32

5-Day Adelaide and Kangaroo Island Tour Including Barossa Valley Wine Tasting

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Combine wildlife and wine-tasting on a five-day tour of Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. Visit wineries in the Barossa Valley wine region, take a scenic drive ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $796.24

2-Day Kangaroo Island Adventure Tour from Adelaide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore Kangaroo Island on a fun 2-day tour that's perfect for travelers who enjoy an active adventure in the great outdoors. Get close to koalas, kangaroos ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $326.57

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