Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Tours

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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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Address: South Coast Rd, Karatta, SA 5223, Australia
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Hours: 8am–6pm daily
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Admission: Adult: $9; Child: $5
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Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide

Travel from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s most popular wildlife destinations, on this activity-filled day trip by ferry, flight or both—your choice. On the island, discover its natural attractions and local animals, from Vivonne Bay and Seal Bay Conservation Park to the Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase National Park, Admirals Arch and more. Spot wallabies, echidnas, fur seals, koalas and, of course, kangaroos. Lunch is included, and you may select from four transportation options from Adelaide when booking.Please note: Effective from May 3, 2018, due to roadworks on Frome Street, the temporary pick-up location for guests staying at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel and Mantra on Frome will be 16, Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide.
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Best of Kangaroo Island 4WD Full-Day Tour

Experience the thrill of an up-close encounter with wild kangaroos, koalas and fur seals in their natural environment on this full-day tour of Kangaroo Island’s best bits. Hop aboard a 4WD for a custom-made itinerary, taking in highlights like Seal Bay, the Hanson Bay Koala Walk, Grassdale Conservation Park and the Flinders Chase National Park. This small-group tour is limited to 6 people for a personalized experience.
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5-Day Adelaide and Kangaroo Island Tour Including Barossa Valley Wine Tasting

Discover the amazing wildlife and world-class wines of South Australia on this 5-day tour of Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. Savor cellar-door wine tastings and regional cuisine in beautiful Barossa Valley and a eucalyptus distillery. Ride the ferry to Kangaroo Island for an up-close encounter with sea lions, fur seals, pelicans and koalas, plus a chance to hand-feed kangaroos. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip airport transfers and your choice of overnight accommodation in Adelaide and Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island 4WD Full-Day Tour - Flinders Chase National Park

Immerse yourself in the stunning wilderness of the Flinders Chase National Park on this full-day tour of Kangaroo Island. Keep your camera close by as you spot dramatic landmarks like Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks; follow the Hanson Bay Koala Walk; and spy kangaroos, wallabies and fur seals in their natural habitats. Set out in search of colorful birds like the Rainbow Lorikeet, then watch the sunset over the Grassdale Conservation Park. This small-group tour is limited to 6 people for a personalized experience.
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