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  • Address: South Coast Rd, Karatta, SA 5223, Australia
  • 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, 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
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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.)

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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.)

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