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Seal Bay Conservation Park

Address: Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Phone Number: +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
Owner description: Seal Bay offers one of the most exceptional nature-based experiences...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Best get there early when the seals are a bit more active. You walk down on the beach and can see them interact with each other. A Telephoto lens is best as you don't get too close to them as these are still wild creatures. I always enjoy myself when I visit. You go down a steep path then walk... More 

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

We had a great tour from Lilly who knew lots of info about the sea lions. The sea lions themselves were amazing and it was great to be able to watch them up close in their natural environment. Even the self guided boardwalk was pretty cool (look out for the 30 year old whale skeleton!). I'll admit that at first... More 

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Seaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Seeing seals in their natural habitat is a remarkable experience. A well laid out visiting walkway with viewing points makes this a must see attraction on Kangaroo Island.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

There is something special about nature being accessible and the Seal Bay Conservation Park offers such an experience. The park office has some small yet effective displays, including a "touch me" station which is great for kids. The protected walkway allows you to overlook the beach from a reasonable distance. You will need a guided tour to get on to... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The tour of the beach with the seals was so worthwhile ...we learned so much ... and the guide was incredibly knowledgable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Well managed by Parks and Wildlife. Great access to see sea lions. Even better access as a part of an organised tour

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Macarthur, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Awesome, fantastic, spectacular nothing more to say A wonderful experience highly recommended The staff were incredibly knowledgeable about the seals

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East Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a free attraction and certainly worth taking a bit of a detour to get to this beach. It was literally littered with sea lions. Most of them were merely lying prone along the stretch of the beach but some were rather active and maintaining turf seemed to be a priority for a few of the older of the... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Our ranger guide Naomi was incredibly informative, and just delightful. We learned a great deal about the beautiful seal lions, and they weren't at all fazed by us being quite close by. This is a day we'll never forget.

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North London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a must. It's got a great boardwalk taking you all the way down to very near the beach. You can pay for a guided tour which I'm pretty sure will take you onto the beach and almost right beside the sealions, but we didn't want to do that. Anyway, we saw a mum and suckling baby up close... More 

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