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  • Address: South Coast Rd, Karatta, SA 5223, Australia
  • Hours: 8am–6pm daily
  • Admission: Adult: $9; Child: $5

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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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.

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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.

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Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide, Adelaide, null
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Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide

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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 $214.91
Best of Kangaroo Island 4WD Full-Day Tour, Kangaroo Island, Day Trips
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Best of Kangaroo Island 4WD Full-Day Tour

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Travel in a comfortable 4wd to visit Seal Bay, take a stroll to observe the Sea Lions sleeping on the beach, look for koalas at Flinders Chase National Park ...  Read more

Location: Kangaroo Island, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $289.15
Kangaroo Island 4WD Full-Day Tour - Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, 4WD, ATV & ... 
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Kangaroo Island 4WD Full-Day Tour - Flinders Chase National Park

Travel in our comfortable 4WD to visit Flinders Chase National Park, take a stroll to observe Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks, look for koalas and ...  Read more

Location: Kangaroo Island, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $269.61

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