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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
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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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The guided tour brings us up and close to the seals at the beach, and the guide was really friendly and keen to share her knowledge on the seals. It's my second time joining the tour (first time was a few years back), and I would highly recommend for any visitors to go for the guided tour!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Hands down this should be the top place to go to at Kangaroo Island. There's a fee associated with it plus an extra fee to walk down closer to the beach with a guide. My family ended up hiring a private guide so we won't subject to the timeline of the park guides. Either way, this should be a must... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Had a great time on the Tour down on the beach watching the seals play in the waves and clamber along the beach

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Pay a little extra to do the guided walk - they tell you lots of facts about the sea lions and take you down onto the beach to be amongst them. Great experience for children!

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Lewisville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very easy to get close to the seals. And there are many seals to be seen!! The boardwalk allows you to get very close to them.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Good set up to see the sea lions but not very many there that day. As it is wild nature that is the chance you take. But $15 is a fair bit to pay for a distance glimpse of a handful of sea lions.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Glorious. Fascinating guided tour gave the opportunity to get right up close to the sea lions. Friendly, knowledgeable and passionate wildlife wardens and a beautiful, unspoiled setting. Do not miss this if you're on Kangaroo Island.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It is the first time I could be so closed to the seal in nature . I can feel the officer there are really care and love the seal. Good job keep it up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Just the most phenomenal beaches, white sand, and some lovely lazy seals!! Worth stopping by and taking a walk down to the beach.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We have visited Seal Bay each time we have been to the island. To be able to walk down the boardwalk & onto the beach, with a guide, is worth every minute (& money). In Spring you have the opportunity to see baby sealions, sometimes with mum, sometimes sleeping & sometimes playing in the waters edge. The guides are there... More

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