Kangaroo Island Visitor Guide : Kangaroo Island Visitor Guide
tourkangarooisland.com.au 86 One of the best places to view sustainably managed wild native animals on Kangaroo Island is at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and it’s not just about the famous ‘Koala Walk’, many other wild species call the area home. During the day relax and stroll through the avenue of eucalyptus, spotting koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas and birds. At sunset, Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary comes to life with informative, educational guided nocturnal tours that allows guests an insight into the natural behaviours of these wild native animals at a time when they’re most active. The small entry fee funds important conservation work on the largest privately- owned sanctuary on KI. Before you leave visit the sanctuary’s new Visitor Information Outlet and cafe for a barista coffee. Open daily 8am–10pm (during summer); daily 8am–8:30pm (during winter). At Kelly Hill Conservation Park you’ll find an amazing underground world of sinkholes and caverns thought to extend some nine kilometres. If you’re after an adrenalin rush, experience the thrill of crawling and sliding your way through Kelly Hill’s smaller caves. Open daily, excluding Christmas Day. Hanson Bay is a popular surf-fishing area with large Australian salmon often caught along the spectacular sandy beach. At a rocky outcrop, a short way down the beach, a walkway leads to a second section of beach. For the more energetic, the spectacular Hanson Bay Hike begins here, meandering from Hanson Bay to Kelly Hill Visitor Centre. The 18 kilometre hike passes through banksia heath, pink gum If you’re after an adrenalin rush, experience the thrill of crawling and sliding your way through Kelly Hill’s smaller caves.