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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 22 December 2015

To wake up each morning and look out over beautiful Hanson Bay was an absolute treat. In spite of the freezing water we couldn't help but go in for a quick dip every day. The cliff walk to the rear of the cabins was also very lovely. Access to Flinders Chase National Park is good from this location.However, the cabin...

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

Thankyou for visiting we are sincerely sorry about the potato peeler and grater. FYI the cabins can be booked by large groups and sometimes things go walkabout and end up in another cabin and sometimes these items don't get spotted before the next guest arrives.We are sorry for that. We try hard to keep things straight but In the unlikely...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Hanson Bay is gorgeous and the cabins provide a beautiful view overlooking the bay. The cabins have a nice grill and free laundry use. I also loved the Hanson Bay hiking trail right by the cabin! It is an 18km hike and very pretty; lots of interaction with kangaroos. I loved supporting the wildlife conservatory and the nocturnal walk was...

2Thank ggriffin
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We really enjoyed the quiet and solitude especially as there was only one other cabin occupied during our stay. Everything you need even a washing machine and a BBQ but perhaps the older cabins are ready for a makeover. We still enjoyed the stay with little touches like the fire being ready to light on arrival just adding that bit...

Thank Bill D
KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks Bill!! We love our log cabins too, but we are currently trying to upgrade a few little things. Come back again soon.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 June 2015

We stayed in the older cabins which at $170 p.n was a lot for you got! The double bed was tired and hard. the kitchen equipment needs updating as does most of the interior. There was a blackout on our arrival and there was only one torch and three tea light candles...luckily for us the power resumed just before total...

Thank janett c
KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting. In July 2015 we have installed queen beds and done renovations both internal and external. I am confident that you will have better experience next time you visit. Also we recommend that you try the new cabins opened at Easter 2015

Gawler, Australia
Reviewed 20 April 2015

We have stayed at Hanson bay cabins with friends almost every April for the last 10 years. Love the solitude and amazing views. Cabins are basic and starting to get very jaded but comfortable enough. Don't rely on phone reception as this is very patchy to non existent. We always stay with friends taking up all four cabins and eat...

Thank fjzc
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2015

We fell in love with our little cabins overlooking Hanson Bay during our 3 night stay. A group of 4 girl friends we took two cabins to have a bedroom each but socialised and ate all our meals together in one as the long dining table and open plan kitchen and living area was the perfect place to share our...

1Thank Wendy N
Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Our decision to stay in these cabins was one of our better ones for our recent Kangaroo Island trip. The location is sublime: overlooking quiet Hanson Bay, which we had to ourselves for much of our time there. We were also pleasantly surprised with the accommodation itself. The cabin was spacious with comfortable living space, and a master bedroom that...

Thank JujeKlose
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2014

We stayed at the cabins for 5 night and loved it. Their location at the end of the road, overlooking Hanson Bay, is amazing. The cabin we were in had 2 bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin. the kitchen area had most things you would need - electric hobs, oven, grill, microwave, fridge/freezer and a reasonable selection of utensils and...

1Thank WildlifeandLuxury
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2014

W (2 adults, 2 young children) stayed for 3 nights. The view from the cabins is incredible with a beautiful beach just a stone's throw from the front door. There are also some great walking trails accessible from the beach, which we used and enjoyed. The cabins, although basic, were a great escape from everyday life. A great log fire...

Thank ElliottA17
Reviewed 6 May 2014

The view from the cabins is very impressive - a beautiful seaside setting overlooking a quiet beach with white sand. An excellent location for someone looking for a quiet wilderness getaway. The log cabins are OK and there is a nice wide verandah overlooking the beach scenery. Our bedroom had a double bed and so it was a bit small...

1Thank Stephen B
KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting. I am sorry that you do not appreciate the isolated wilderness setting. We have now added queen beds and done some renovations inside and out and have fixed the problems you identified.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

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Address: Hanson Bay Road, Karatta, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Karatta
Price Range: $178 - $315 (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.”
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“best views, relaxing, peaceful, nature”
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“Ask for one of the end cabins”
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