Hanson Bay Media

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


A rare site: Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary from the sky. The 5,000 acre property is situated on the western end of Kangaroo Island, between the Kelly Hill Caves Conservation Park and the Flinders Chase National Park. It is bordered by over 100,000 acres of protected wilderness lands and the Great Southern Ocean.


Need a quiet weekend away? Fancy an ocean view? HBWS offer six self-contained cabins just metres from a safe swimming beach. The cabins are a short drive from the Sanctuary, but if you'd like added adventure, you can hike in along the private beach track which connects to the KI Wilderness trail (14km one way).


video from Oprah's Ultimate Viewers Explore Kangaroo Island.

Oprahs guests planted trees near the Koala Walk. None had ever planted a tree before.They really enjoyed the beauty of our special island. K I 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.


Uploaded to Youtube  by a visitor to the Koala Walk  in January 2012. I would have loved to have met this family.


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.