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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stayed here two nights and with them views could've stayed another week Very remote which I liked, No tv internet or reception Modern apartment with plenty of room and nice fireplace which makes the room cosy on a cold night

Thank James W
Geneva, Switzerland
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42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had a wonderful stay The view on the unspoiled bay is awesome. Cliffs near the bungalow are gorgeous The bungalow is great with a nice fireplace to warm you in winter. We had the chance to see possums walk in front of the main window Do not forget to bring food as groceries are a little bit far away... More 

1 Thank Christophe C
KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review!! We are so glad you enjoyed the cabins. Winter is cold this year but so worth the effort and yes the fireplace makes it super cosy. It was a pleasure to have you here. Kind Regards, Kelly Bartlett More 

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85 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We drove to the southwest corner of Kangaroo Island, where we had arranged for lodging at Hanson Bay. These cabins are managed by the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. We stayed in cabins just up the cliff from this beautiful bay. Each cabin was 2BR. Heating was accomplished with a wood stove in the living room and some portable radiators. Very... More 

Thank Tom G
KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our end of the earth!!! Glad you loved it as much as we do. More 

Adelaide South Australia
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

These cabins are in a sublime location - on a hill overlooking the open sea and Hanson Bay, a near perfect white sand beach. There are only a few shacks and these cabins. We stayed here for 2 nights in Duncow. We had a great time. However, it is disappointing to see how little effort has been made by the... More 

1 Thank Ruth E
KANGAROOS10, Owner at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Firstly thank you for visiting Hanson Bay cabins. I am sorry that you had a poor experience in our log cabins ( built in 1983) .Next time you must try our beautiful modern cabins (built in 2015). I will address your review in detail because you also said many good things about us. Complaints 1 to 3. The log cabin... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Spent 4 days at Hanson Bay Cabins. Splendid views with the super clear waters of Hanson Bay right in front of the cabins. It's super secluded and we can't get any reception or internet connection at all. The nearest restaurant is Nicolas Baudin Restaurant at KI Wilderness Retreat, which is a 10 minute drive away. The cabins are generally quite... More 

Thank Celinell
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Stayed in the Stormy Petrel and WOW. Views of Hanson Bay as far as the eye can see from every room, the soft sound of waves crashing on rocks and the beach, at night you can see Magellanic cloud (stars) everywhere! Never seen anything so amazing in my life. Room is modern, comfortable and well set out. A big thank... More 

2 Thank Nicholashanna44
Sydney, Australia
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82 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We enjoyed a few days in these new, well appointed, clean, modern and naturally warm cabins. Hanson Bay itself is extremely rugged and exposed to the wild southern ocean. It was rough. There is a nice swimming beach within easy walking distance and a really rough beach that you would not dare swim in. There are no restaurants or the... More 

2 Thank Anthony C
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Hanson Bay Cabins are in a remote location of the island, next door to Southern Ocean Lodge, but at a fraction of the price, you need to stock up with God supplies in town, but it's worth it, beautiful beach down the track, plenty of wildlife, close to the remarkables, admiral arch, and unforgettable views from your cabin, a truly... More 

Thank Mario M
Sydney, Australia
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4,605 reviews
352 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

4 for the location and views, not so much the cabins. One of the best bays in Australia and it is such a joy to wake up and see such a view. Almost primitive and untouched, if you like the environment in its natural state, this is it. If you want luxury (at a price), there are options nearby but... More 

2 Thank RonWamberal
KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and yes it is one of the best bays in Australia. We do have 2 styles of cabins at Hanson Bay; our beloved log cabins and our new modern cabins. This way we can offer more to our guests. We are constantly upgrading the log cabins as we can, so keep an eye on us... More 

Ipoh, Malaysia
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83 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Both my husband and I agree that this must be the best place that we stayed in during our KI trip. We stayed in one of the older cabins and were initially rather apprehensive about their condition, as pointed out by some reviewers. However, our fears were unfounded. The cabin was clean, comfortable and well-furnished. Yes, the kitchen was a... More 

2 Thank ChanIrene2014

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We are pleased to offer you a choice of six self-contained beach side cabins for your next holiday at beautiful Hanson Bay on Kangaroo Island. Each log cabin features picture windows and spectacular ocean views of the rugged coast and Southern Ocean. The Hanson Bay cabins overlook the pristine beach and sparkling waters of Hanson Bay. They are ideally positioned to capture the wonderful cooling sea breezes during summer, while the slow combustion wood fire ensures that your are warm and snug during the cooler months. Four of the self contained holiday cabins contain two bedrooms, a bathroom, and open plan kitchen and living areas.Two Cabins are one bedroom and fully self contained. Each cabin features slate floors, electric oven/cooker, refrigerator and a shared laundry. Fully equipped kitchen and full linen are supplied. The main bedroom features a queen bed and built-in robes. The second bedroom is equipped with two single beds. An extra single bed, cot and high chair are available if required. There is also a BBQ (barbecue) and a deck area available. Birds during the day and abundant wildlife at night make this a very popular holiday destination for nature lovers. Hanson Bay is also a fantastic location for swimming, fishing, snorkeling, canoeing, bushwalking or just relaxing. Bring your swimming gear, fishing rods, bicycles and comfortable walking shoes to make the most of your escape to Hanson Bay. There are also plenty of fascinating places to visit nearby. A short drive from the Hanson Bay Holiday Cabins will take you to Kelly Hill Caves, Flinders Chase National Park, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and Platypus Walks. Those staying in the cabins receive free access to our Koala Walk - as well as a discounted entry fees to our Nocturnal Walks. Hanson Bay Sanctuary now has its new visitor centre and cafe, At the Koala Walk, 7km from the cabins (yes, its a large property!) we are open for food, drinks, coffee, souvenirs or just a chat from 8am until 6pm in Spring and Summer and 9am until 5pm in Autumn and Winter.We also sell bread and milk, and regularly organise provisions for visiting guests by prior arrangement. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: Hanson Bay Road, Karatta, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Karatta
Price Range: $178 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms have a great view. Bring food as everything is far away”
 of 5 bubbles christophec897, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Only four cabins available.”
 of 5 bubbles 569tomg, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“best views, relaxing, peaceful, nature”
 of 5 bubbles Nicholashanna44, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Bring supplies/food for your stay as there is nothing close by.”
 of 5 bubbles anthonycD2951BV, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of the end cabins”
 of 5 bubbles ChanIrene2014, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
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