Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Nocturnal Tours & Koala Walk

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About Kangaroo Island

About Kangaroo Island
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Come and explore the adventures of Kangaroo Island, one of the world’s last unspoiled wildernesses and one of Australia’s great scenic treasures.

Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest island up to 155 kms long and 55 kilometres wide, located approximately 110kms south west of Adelaide and easily accessible by plane or ferry. Read More


Contact :
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Nocturnal Tours & Koala Walk
Telephone : +61 8 8559 7344
Email : stay@hansonbay.com.au
Website : www.hansonbay.com.au

Open : Visitor Centre and Cafe
:00am to 7:30pm  (1 - 24 Dec 14) (27 - 31 Dec 14)
9:30am to 3:30pm (25 Dec 14)

10:00am to 7:30pmm (26 Dec 14)
8:00am to 7:30pm (27 - 31 Dec 14)
10:00am - 7:30pm (1  Jan 15)
8:00am - 7:30pm (2 Jan 15 to 30 Apr 15)
9:00am Daily (1 May 15 to 20 Sep 15)
Koala Walk -  Open daily during daylight hours. 
Nocturnal Tours - Below start times and dates
**Bookings are essential and require a minimum of 2 persons to run a tour**

8:00pm to 9:30pm (1 Dec 14 to 15 Feb 15) **No Tour Christmas Day**
16 Feb 15 to 10 Mar 15 - 7:30pm
11 Mar 15 to 31 Mar 15 - 7:00pm

Please note : If we do not have bookings by 5:00pm on any given day, we may choose not to run the tour.  Tours will be subject to weather conditions and wildlife activity on a daily basis.  We will endeavour to inform people as early as possible if a tour is cancelled however, this more often than not is decided on the day.

Location :
7797 South Coast Road, Hanson Bay and lies between Kelly Hill Caves and the Flinders Chase National Park.

Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Koala Walk
Hanson Bay Sanctuary is home to one of the largest Koala colonies on Kangaroo Island. "Koalas guaranteed". Come along and see the Koalas in the wild, a short walk will take you down our avenue of trees observing these beautiful marsupials, very close at times. Hanson Bay Sanctuary is renowned for its abundant wildlife and birdlife and attracts many thousands of international and local visitors each year. Stay as long as you like! Open every day, no bookings required.

Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Nocturnal Tours
Discover Kangaroo Island's beautiful nocturnal wildlife and observe them in their natural habitat and environment. Let one of our experienced tour guides take you on a fully guided 90 minute tour of this privately owned, heritage listed property. Observe the Koalas, Kangaroos, Wallabies and Possums under the southern stars and take in the sounds of the bush at night. You might be lucky enough to see elusive Echidnas, Bats, Bush Stone Curlews and Pygmy Possums.

Call into the visitor centre at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy barista coffee, a selection of bakery foods and freshly made bread rolls. To quench your thirst we stock a selection of icy cold drinks and ice creams. Explore our full range of souvenirs including locally produced Hanson Bay honey.

The Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary was once farmland used for cropping and grazing. It is now a protected area where all native animals and vegetation are conserved. The Sanctuary is 3,845 hectares in size with its main income now primarily being derived from tourism.

The introduction of the domestic cat to Kangaroo Island has resulted in some of our smaller species of native Australian mammals being threatened. A fully fenced feral free area of 250 acres has been set aside to protect these native animals from extinction.

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