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Seal Bay Conservation Park

Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 8 8553 4463
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Seal Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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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.
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit to KI and the trip to Seal Bay was the highlight - enhanced by our wonderful guide Tanja, whose knowledge and enthusiasm was a delight.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We were advised to visit late in the day to miss the tour buses which was good advice. Cheaper option was to do the boardwalk ourselves with no beach access or to pay more and do a tour with a guide. We thought this was the expensive option but decided to go with it anyway and we were so pleased... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

i've been to sealbay many times but seldom i have had a more enthusiastic guide than tanja. thanks again, it was a treat.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

They were in such a hurry to get rid of us we walked off ourselves (12 in our party) letting every one not to go here.

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72 reviews 72 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

As part of a coach tour group we were taken down to the beach by one guide - 48 in the group so would have liked to be in a smaller group to hear the guide and getter closer to the seals as other smaller groups were.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If there is one thing that you must do on Kangaroo Island, it's to visit Seal Bay conservation park and do the tour onto the beach, especially if you love nature. Then again, if you don't love nature, then I'm not sure why you would visit Kangaroo Island! The guide takes you right onto the beach, where the seals are.... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

No matter where you are in Australia you "know you aren't in Kansas anymore" but Kangaroo Island was a real adventure. Without a doubt the most isolated place I have ever been. Very peaceful. We went in October and it was very chilly. Needed sweaters and jackets. You must rent a car-there is no public transportation. Driving on the other... More

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Reynella, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

A must see but get there early to avoid the bus crowds, the guides are fantastic too. Tour took about 30min, but the board walk you can do a your own leisure and no access to the beach

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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

To start with we were reluctant to do this because of the cost etc We decided to do it and we were so glad we did it It was so informative and great to see these lovely mammals We were delighted to see this and also support the great national parks work and their wonderfully trained staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you have never been here, make the effort to enjoy the view of this wonderful habitat of seals before they are extinct.

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