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Seal Bay Conservation Park

Seal Bay Road, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 8 8553 4463
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Kingscote
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Seal Bay offers one of the most exceptional nature-based experiences in the world. Fees are invested into ongoing research and conservation efforts... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Under the careful control of a ranger we went down onto the beach to observe the seals basking and some returning from three days fishing in the sea. It was so impressive that the seals took no notice at all of the humans. It was really good to see the seals close up

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Decided to take the self guided tour, there are plenty of signs giving you lots of information about the Sea Lion! A walk to the lookout is well worth it, with the spectacular view of the beach. If you keep your eyes peeled when walking down the boardwalk you may see animal tracks in the sand. It was wonderful to... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We came early on recommendation that is the best time of the day to visit the seals. Enjoyed a small tour and talk with Dale. She was very informative regarding the seallions and spoke us through their breeding patterns, growing up and how they live and interact with each other. We spent about 1/2hr on the beach with the sea... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My kids absolutely loved the bay, and the boardwalk that provided close-up view of the sea lions were brilliant since it wouldn't disturb the lovely creatures. During the trip we were told a lot about the ecology and how to preserve their natural environment.

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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Accurate and informative and a chance to get close to these beautiful creatures and learn how we need to help preserve their habitat. What a marvellous experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Very impressed with the boardwalk which gets you so close to the seals without disturbing them. Beautiful place with a good visitor centre and friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The boardwalk is excellent and provides a first rate opportunity to see the sea lions relatively up-close if one doesn't want to take the time to take a tour. However, I strongly encourage visitors to take advantage of the high quality ranger-led tours. I did a tour two times while I was on KI for 3 days in September. the... More

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Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went down on the beach with a guide where you get up to 10m away from the seals. The guide is very knowledgeable and is a must see on Kangaroo Island

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The cost of the beach tour is expensive compared to other activities on KI but well worth the money. The information from Mel our guide was great and she was very knowledgeable about the seal lions and the surrounding areas. The beach tour allows you to get quite close to the animals without disturbing them. For the best view of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Not sure why this is described as at "Kingscote" because it is on the other side of the island. It is however a great experience. We hesitated because of the cost (and I am sure it is prohibitive for many people) but were rewarded with an up-close experience of sea lions where we were able to observe their activities and... More

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