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Hanson Bay Cabins

476 Hanson Bay Rd, Karatta, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223 Australia
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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.
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MAW wrote a review Mar 2024
Melbourne, Australia345 contributions87 helpful votes
What an amazing view these cabins have, we stayed here for 3 nights and found the location great base for some of the local attractions. Alot of damage caused by the bushfires is slowly re generating. Sadly l think while they have been trying to look after the wildlife sanctuary l think the cabins have been somewhat neglected and they are badly in need of some serious TLC l wish Tom and the team all the best in there rebuiding phase.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for staying and writing a review. We are glad that you enjoyed the view. We are located in an awesome coastal headland location which means the windows can get dirty quite quickly due to the salt laden spray if the winds pick up. We clean them between each stay but sometimes.... we are constantly upgrading so I look forward to welcoming you back to see the improvements that have already occurred. Jim
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Wendy B wrote a review May 2023
Sydney, Australia40 contributions4 helpful votes
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One of the most amazing places I have ever stayed. Entire beach to yourself or one fisherman, night skies that are sooo spectacular, close to Flinders Chase for daily walks and sightseeing, panoramic views, fireplace and bbq. Good communication. Please don't tell too many people about this unique special place. Do tour of wildlife sanctuary as well. Self cater bring your own food, make sure you have plenty of fuel although you can fill up at camping grounds down the road. Walk to Kelly Caves.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: You can buy food and fuel from nearby camping area- better stocked than at Vivonne Bay if you are...
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Response from jim geddes, Owner at Hanson Bay Cabins
Responded May 19, 2023
Thanks we are glad you enjoyed your stay and sanctuary tour . By the way the walk to Kelly Hill Caves is expected to be fully reopened in October and is currently only accessible if you have booked on the KI Wilderness trail. So we better keep that as a secret for now!
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penm80 wrote a review Apr 2022
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We stayed in the Stormy Petrel cabin and it was breathtaking. The views were incredible and the location itself it so special in the gorgeous bay with clear water, stunning coastal vegetation and all the wildlife. It was so good having next to no one else around. The cabin was fitted out really well with everything we needed for our stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to arrive before dark to avoid when wildlife is more active
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Responded May 19, 2023
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Booking both cabins is the way to go. They have a connecting door which makes into great for a family or small group.
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Peter V wrote a review Dec 2019
Adelaide, Australia5 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed in one of the group of 4 in August 2019. Great place and had a wonderful time. Cabin was good, clean and comfortable with a wood fire (with wood supplied) which was lovely on the cool evenings. Wonderful outlook over the bay and Southern Ocean. Fished at the first beach and had a ball even though a big seal went through while fishing. Took a nice walk along the rugged cliff tops while viewing the Southern Ocean. Lovely place to stay and get away from the modern world. Will definitely return. Loved the place.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Alexandra9519 wrote a review Dec 2019
Townsville, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here for 4 nights. The cabin was very comfortable, clean and the views were amazing. The weather was quite changeable but it was magical seeing the colour of the sea change and to watch the waves rolling in. We really enjoyed having the wood burner in the evenings too. Great place to stay and relax.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Our room was at the end of the 4 cabin complex so it was more private and the view less obstructed.
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Colourqueen wrote a review Dec 2019
Melbourne, Australia325 contributions169 helpful votes
We stayed in the Cygnet cabin, one of the two more recently built cabins. Fully self contained, it was beautifully appointed, very clean and tidy, comfortable bed. We had also asked for a fold up bed to be set up in the living area for my daughter and when we arrived at 3pm, they had forgotten to do that. So I called the office up, and no problems at all, they sent a lovely young man along straight away with the bed and linen to set it up for us. Considering the office is about 4 or 5 Kim away, I was very impressed! We loved our stay here, the beach views, and the beach itself for a walk are absolutely amazing. I’ve seen some pretty good beaches in Australia, and I think this one is the most beautiful of them all. I would highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Hanson M, Manager at Hanson Bay Cabins
Responded Dec 6, 2019
Your are so welcome Colourqueen and we appreciate your comments. We agree too, that Hanson Bay Beach is one of the best beaches on Kangaroo Island, if not Australia! We hope to see you back here again one day.
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Lani wrote a review Nov 2019
Blue Mountains, Australia14 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful, magical place. We had an old log cabin overlooking the beautiful beach and ocean! You could hear the ocean and see possums and kangaroos! Food delivered to the room was a great addition and it was clean with new carpet, old cupboards and nice furniture. Loved the logs and the rustic feel but mostly loved the beach and the beauty around the cabins. So close to the remarkable rocks and admirals arch. Definitely Stay!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 6, 2019
Thank you Lani and we are so glad you took advantage of the catering options to add to your stay with us! It's lovely to not have to worry too much about cooking sometimes.
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Bronwyn wrote a review Nov 2019
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Excellent view from our cabin with floor to ceiling windows in the living and bedroom. Extremely comfortable bed and all the kitchen and personal accessories you may need are provided. Cliff top walk or beach walk? Either/or is available. Very restful and relaxing stay.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 6, 2019
Thank you so much for your review. Yes it is a matter of which beautiful walk to take, or just sit out the front and enjoy the view! Everyone deserves some relaxation time.
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Katherine B wrote a review Nov 2019
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Hansen Bay Cabins are situated in a spot where you cant help but relax and refresh. The cabins are super comfortable, clean and have the best view. The sound of the ocean is amazing. The beach is clean and a fab spot to cool down. The staff are friendly and willing to help. Great spot for families to come to.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Dec 6, 2019
Thank you Katherine B. We agree that the ocean is amazing to listen to at night, partnered with those stars and no light pollution, it's a dream spot! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again one day.
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Amy W wrote a review Nov 2019
Soquel, California6 contributions
We stayed in the Stormy Petrel room which is the nicest one. The views and location are spectacular, the unit is large, and you're just up the hill from a really pretty swimming beach. However, there is much room for improvement in housekeeping. The floors, screens and shades were filthy. So much dust on the screens and the shades in the bathroom were filled with squished mosquitos and blood smears. One of our towels was not clean - someone had very obviously wiped makeup off on it. There is no management on site - we did go to the sanctuary to let them know, but nothing was ever done. We ended up washing the towels ourselves. There are no phones anywhere and our cell reception was spotty. I mention this because if you had an emergency, it could be dicey. Also, weirdly, there was no soap for the shower. There was hand soap in a rather large decorative dispenser at the sink and then just shampoo and conditioner. So you would either have to get your own soap or take the big thing of hand soap in and out of the shower. All in all, despite the views, I would not stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: If you do go, the Stormy Petrel room is the best.
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Response from Hanson M, Manager at Hanson Bay Cabins
Responded Nov 24, 2019
Hello Amy, Thank you for your feedback. We are extremely apologetic about the lack of cleanliness in our beautiful Stormy Petrel. We are looking into Housekeeping very seriously at the moment. Within the week we will have WiFi on down at the cabins, and this will enable communication to be a lot easier, as yes there is no management on site. All your points have been well noted and again thank you for bringing it to our attention. Kind regards, Management
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hanson Bay Cabins
Which popular attractions are close to Hanson Bay Cabins?
Nearby attractions include Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (6.4 km), Kelly Hill Conservation Park (6.5 km), and Hanson Bay Beach (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hanson Bay Cabins?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, barbeque facilities, and canoeing.
What food & drink options are available at Hanson Bay Cabins?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hanson Bay Cabins?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Hanson Bay Cabins?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wiers Cove (13.1 km).
Does Hanson Bay Cabins have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.