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Seal Bay Conservation Park

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Address: Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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+61 8 8553 4463
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Kangaroo Island Wildlife Day Trip from Adelaide Including Seal Bay

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Beautiful creatures

What a fantastic opportunity to see these beautiful animals. It really is worth paying the extra to get the guided tour. This allows you down on to the beach. You are able to... read more

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fantastic opportunity to see these beautiful animals. It really is worth paying the extra to get the guided tour. This allows you down on to the beach. You are able to get a much better view and watch the seals playing and swimming. The guides are very knowledgeable and pass on the conservation message very well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We all enjoyed our visit to Seal Bay Conservation Park; it was cooler weather and so there were plenty of sea lions on the beach close to the boardwalk. There were also some swimming about - it was lovely to see. My only tip: wear warm clothes!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were able to walk up to about 50 feet from the sea lions resting from a long fishing swim. So cool to see them in their natural habitat. Must go with a guide to protect the animals. We were on a tour of the island and this was one stop. January was jacket weather and very windy. Highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are strict rules on how to behave on that beach. Please do observe them. People who do not behave can be a threat to the colony and thus the beach might be closed due to that. I have seen similar things at a couple of places in the world. This is so cute and interesting, enjoy it, watch the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted to see some seals and this was a good way to do it while getting some information about the animals, their threatened status, their vulnerabilities and behaviours. Afterwards we were informed by locals that there are places on the island that seals can be seen for free but we wouldn't have gotten any information about them. Our guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I found this to be a great experience where you were able to get up close to the beautiful Australian Sea Lions without disturbing them in their natural habitat. The guides were very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to and ask questions. Very well maintained site and good access. Great to see we are protecting our native wildlife.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted to see seals and we did! We chose not to go on the expensive beach tour opting just for the viewing platforms above the beach. Thoroughly enjoyed it. At $16 entry its a bit pricey but you can see the money invested in the visitor centre and walkways. Well worth a look.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seal Bay is a must see if visiting Kangaroo Island. Highly recommend paying for the $35 guided tour to walk on the beach amongst the seals. You won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The baby seals were so cute! It was great to get up close to them on the guided tour. The guide was obviously pationate about what she does

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful and educational. Provided great opportunity to learn all about Australian Sea Lions in their natural environment. Loved it!

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