The endangered green carpenter bee (Xlyocopa aeratus) found at Hanson Bay

Local Kangaroo Islander and Organic Bee Keeper Mr. Michael Guersen and Ecologist Dr. David Ellis have confirmed the presence of the endangered green carpenter bee (Xylocopa aeratus) at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.  This large and colourful bee lives for more than a year. Sadly it is extinct in mainland Australia with the exception of a small area around Sydney. Learn about the bee and its habitat.

Bookings open for the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

The trail passes through Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. If you do not wish to sleep in a tent there are two options for walk in walk out accomodation on the trail: Hanson Bay Cabins and Southern Ocean Lodge. Hanson Bay Cabin guests have special trail priviledges. We can arrange 1 day, 2 days and 3 days of walking on the trail.  Contact us for details.

Bookings for the trail can be made at