Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary – Koala Tours

The Hanson Bay Sanctuary is the best place on Kangaroo Island to see a sustainable population of Koalas in the wild. This is an absolute must for international visitors! We have guided tours available during the day and a guided tour at night.


Come on any of our TOURS to explore the many wonders of another world. Discover and learn about Kangaroo Island’s wildlife.

We are the best place on K I to see a sustainable population of Koalas in the wild. This is an absolute must for international visitors! Expect 25-40 koalas at any time.

Kangaroo Island’s “Zoo without fences” is at it’s best right here for you to experience…WILD & FREE

For multi day walking trips please go to the Walking Trips page under About Hanson Bay

The 5000 acre Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the western end of Kangaroo Island, between the Kelly Hill Caves Conservation Park and the Flinders Chase National Park.


We are pleased to offer you a choice of six self-contained beach side cabins located 100 metres from a safe swimming beach and only a short distance from the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Each cabin features picture windows and spectacular ocean views of the rugged coast and Southern Ocean.

There are four  log cabins and two modern. The cabins are located at the end of Hanson Bay Road 3.5 km from the highway near Southern Ocean Lodge and Flinders Chase National Park. Each cabin has a slow combustion wood fire.


Our own visitor centre offers information, meals and snacks, drinks, souvenirs, barista made coffee. Open from 8am until 6pm in Spring/Summer & April then  9am until 5pm in Autumn/Winter. We also stock a large selection of local Produce and Artwork. The visitor centre is at the Koala Walk.

We can provide gourmet meals packaged to take with you. Designed for our cabin guests you simply order in advance and then pick them up at the cafe. Portions are generous. They are perfect after a long day of touring. Please contact us for details.

You will also discover numerous other sightseeing opportunities and interesting places to visit within easy reach of your holiday accommodation at the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

The western end of Kangaroo Island abounds in large tracts of natural bush, many varieties of native animals, plants and birds, as well as spectacular coastlines and sandy beaches. Whatever your interest, you will find plenty to do on your next holiday at the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Enjoy!