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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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Description: Seal Bay offers one of the most exceptional nature-based experiences in...
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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Nearly Missed Out On This Treat

We had decided not to bother visiting this attraction. You’ve seen one seal right, you’ve seen them all - wrong!! Anyway we arrived at the visitor’s centre just in time for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We had decided not to bother visiting this attraction. You’ve seen one seal right, you’ve seen them all - wrong!! Anyway we arrived at the visitor’s centre just in time for the next tour and thought, why not. Well we were blown-away. Witnessing Mum Seal nurturing her Pup was amazing - watching Pup at the water’s edge pleading with Mum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We had a great time at Seal Bay. We unfortunately missed out on the tour as it was full and we couldn't wait around for the next one, but the self-guided tour on the boardwalk was excellent. We got great views of the sea lions, some of them come really far up into the dunes and a couple were even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Informative tour, we were luck to see Lots of baby seals, youngster play-fighting, we all enjoyed it very much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great access via boardwalk to within metres of seals. Took elderly parents who made it easily(with walkers) to the viewing areas. Spotted plenty of wildlife close by as well. Kangaroos and koalas easily spotted immediately outside the venue and on the road out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Only a few metres away they bask in the sun on a perfect beach, in their family groups. The staff presentation is informative but their ability to also answer questions on the scientific level was impressive. The tour lasts 45 minutes but it seems to go past in just a few as its so fascinating to be this close to... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The visitors centre is about a 5 minute walk from the beach, and accessed along boardwalks. You can do a self-guided tour along the boardwalk and come within about 50-100m of the sea lions – although when I attended there were 2 sea lions sleeping under the boardwalk, or take a guided tour where the guide takes you onto the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Seal Bay was a good experience, even in the windy conditions. We remained on the Board Walk and came within 0.5m of a Se Lion sleeping just off the Board Walk. We smelled him before we saw him! The Pups were enjoying their time in the shallows and older Sea Lions were demonstrating their body surfing skills.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A chance to get up close and personal with a large number of Australian sea lions. They’re chilling out on the beach with mature males and their harems and pups. The guide was not that informative (and made some disparaging remarks behind the backs of some of the other people in the tour) but you’re not here for the gossip.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Loved seeing the seals basking in the sun on the sand and rocks whilst the wild seas are pounding their surrounds. Very entertaining to seal the pups 'demanding' to suckle their mums tears for milk!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Seal Bay is fantastic & well worth doing the guided tour along the beach. Tours leave every 45 minutes from the information centre. Another option is to just walk along the boardwalk. Either way you have the opportunity to see the seals up close & personal. On the beach you have the opportunity to walk further along the colony &... More 

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