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Seal Bay Conservation Park

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Address: Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8553 4463
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Seal Bay offers one of the most exceptional nature-based experiences in the...

Seal Bay offers one of the most exceptional nature-based experiences in the world. Fees are invested into ongoing research and conservation efforts and through these efforts we hope to preserve the natural habitat of a wild Australian sea lion colony for generations to come. Our tours are designed to suit a wide variety of visitors - you can stay all day if you want to! There are no enclosures or cages at Seal Bay. Instead, you will be taken into the heart of the colony where our experienced guides will teach you more about these endangered animals. Visitors given a unique insight into how these endangered animals fish, surf, rest, interact with their pups and defend their territory.If you prefer, you can set your own pace on the wheelchair accessible 300 metre boardwalk which meanders through the dunes to a number of viewing platforms.

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We did the guided tour so we got very close to the very entertaining seals. Lots of opportunities to ask questions and the guide was informative. We had heaps of time to take... read more

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the guided tour so we got very close to the very entertaining seals. Lots of opportunities to ask questions and the guide was informative. We had heaps of time to take photos but as the people in our group were interested just getting a photo it was probably just that little bit too long as the kids get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Seal Bay Reserve as part of the bus tour. The guide was friendly and full of information. He was just as excited as the tourists. We were within 5 to 10 metres of most of the seals. I would estimate approximately 100 seals on the beach at the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is absolutely awesome.The view from the top is breath taking as you make your way down the boardwalk towards the beach where the sea lions are. We got very close to quiet a few sea lions who were having a snooze in the sand dunes. We could see the people on the beach who paid double the price... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the guided tour which brought us to within 10m of the seals on the beach. The seals were very active during our visit, much to everyone's delight.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In advance, I apologize because this was back in January 2012. Anyway, we were so excited to come see seals in their natural habitat... we were also told we would get very close with them (as you see in the ads). Unfortunately, it was a REALLY hot day... at least they provided us with a spray bottle to cool all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was neat to walk down to the beach with a guide and be near the seals. The guide answered various questions from our group and was quite informative.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the best opportunity to get close to Australian sea lions in their natural habitat, especially if you take the guided tour to the beach. The guides will fill you with a lot of information about the seals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful reserve for the seals. Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Facilities and centre excellent. Kangaroo Island can be proud of this park!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today I went with my husband and two young boys on the twilight tour. We had the most amazing evening and loved every second of it. The staff were so accommodating and friendly. Was the best birthday ever. A must see in Kangaroo Island. Awesome to be so close to these amazing creatures! Thanks for a great tour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought the tickets that included a guided tour with access to the beach. We got quite close to them. We learnt so much about these incredible animals. The little ones were the funniest thing to watch. My 3 kids (12,12,10) did not want to leave, neither did I.

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