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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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09:00 - 17:00
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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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This visit was organised by Southern Ocean Lodge. A small number of different guides had groups on the beach and this did not impair the experience. Our guide was excellent, very... read more

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This visit was organised by Southern Ocean Lodge. A small number of different guides had groups on the beach and this did not impair the experience. Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable about the sea life and the environment. We had a perfect day weatherwise and the photos turned out really well (using a zoom lens helped). The visitor centre... More 

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Barossa Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on the self guided boardwalk and even though it is a steep walk down to the beach viewing area it is gradually done with a flat walk, no stairs so access is good for everyone. We would recommend doing this as you get very close to the seals without impacting on them. The seals of course are the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must see place where you can just past the seals and they do not worry at all that you exist! Very unusual feelings you can not meet anywhere else in Australia! Nice creatures!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

entree fees of $25 to get in...and hardly get to see any seals...they did inform before hand that they dont garantee that you will view seals as they are wild animals...but im pretty sure they know that there is only 3 seals on the entire beach that day as they do guided tour every second hour. Views are awesome but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Guided tour is an absolute must if you want to get up close to the seals. The staff were full of knowledge, tried to stump them with as many questions as possible about the seals but always had an answer which was excellent to see. If you're going to kangaroo island you have got to visit this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a planned trip through Southern Ocean Lodge. We both really enjoyed this trip and was really lucky to have had the experience we did. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and we could have spent hours watching the seals. Make sure you do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken by Kate, our National Parks Ranger, who is so passionate about, and knows everything there is to know about these magnificent creatures. Sadly, they are moving upward on the endangered list, and it was very humbling for us to be able to get quite close to them. A couple of the big boys were being a bit... More 

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Harrietta, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the third-largest colony of the endangered Australian sea lion (despite the name, these aren't seals), and it's the only place in the world where you can see the sea lions up close and personal. Under the guidance of a National Parks ranger, you can walk on the beach to within a few meters of the resting sea lions... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great job these people do in helping wildlife, give them all the support you can. They are so knowledgeable and make the visit enjoyable and worthwhile,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great example of Parks Australia creating an accessible, close encounter area which preserves the environment and the wildlife while providing all ages with a close up view of these incredible animals. While beach access is not available for wheel chairs, the rest of the park is easy access. The look out point provide a great view of... More 

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