Hanson Bay: A wild place on the edge of the earth.

Hanson Bay Media

Below is an assortment of news stories and videos relating to our sanctuary and the surrounding area.


Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Kangaroo Island Australia


video from Oprah's Ultimate Viewers Explore Kangaroo Island.

Oprah’s guests planted trees near the Koala Walk. None had ever planted a tree before.They really enjoyed the beauty of our special island. Kangaroo lsland is home to so many animals that some call it "a zoo without walls." Many of the kangaroo scenes were taken within walking distance of the cabins.

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The trail is scheduled to open in September 2016 and passes through Hanson Bay Sanctuary. 
DEWNR engaged RedBikini to film the 65km long wilderness walking trail  Filming from a helicopter over 2 days, we were able to capture the incredible scenery at the southwestern tip of Kangaroo Island in stunning 4k resolution. This is the result! FYI you can walk to Cape Younghusband from HB visitors center via internal sanctuary tracks.


Videos from the Koala Walk

This beautiful video was recorded by a Spanish volunteer on the Koala Walk. I believe it shows 2 young males learning territorial behaviour.

Recorded by a visitor and posted to Youtube this video shows an old male demonstrating territorial behaviour. Note his battered nose near the end. This shows that he has been in a few physical altercations in his lifetime. Also note the "tea coloured" scent gland on his chest. This gland contains a mixture of compounds that changes with season and with age. It is used to mark trees and limbs to indicate the males identity and reproductive vigour to potential female breeding partners and rival males.