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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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Loved the seals, would have loved a coffee

We took the beach tour and enjoyed the friendly tour guides. There is an interactive area for the kids to touch and feel different sea items with information. The guide kindly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We took the beach tour and enjoyed the friendly tour guides. There is an interactive area for the kids to touch and feel different sea items with information. The guide kindly gave our son a Activity book with puzzles about seals, which was a lovely touch. Today we did not take a picnic and were surprised that this major attraction... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Where to begin? Seals of all ages everywhere. The walk on the beach is incredibly special and I could spend hours watching the seals. If you make it to Kangaroo Island, it would be a shame not to go to Seal Bay.

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Epsom, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

(actually sea lions) It feels like you're in a wildlife documentary. Definitely worth paying extra for the guided walk on the beach. A once in a lifetime experience

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful part of the coast and such a unique experience. Polite, efficient and knowledgeable staff. No food sold at the park, which I found interesting - not even coffee. Too remote maybe... You just can't visit KI without visiting Seal Bay.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent attraction the guide was very informative and knowledgeable. The setting is outstanding and there were a lot of seals on the beach house sleeping and moving around

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Great vista and certainly a great view of the sea lions. Our guide took us right down to the sand , which enabled us to walk as a group, in relatively close proximity, to the sea lions.

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Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This place is outstanding! The views are fabulous and best of all, you can see Australian seals up close and personal (not too close). We have our tour guide and driver of our bus tour group via tour cruise ship Pacfic Jewel.From the ship we rode on tender boats, then from the port rode a bus where our first stop... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I took guided tour to the beach, while still far from seals and not easy to observe clearly. There were not so many seals on the beach maybe due to it's hot in Feb there. The employee there was kind and very fond of talking, and she showed us where little seal is and explained more on seals' behaviors. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We took a guided tour at the seal bay conservation park which brought us down to the beach for a close-up look at the sea lions. The afternoon tours are popular and tend to be booked out because of tour groups, so do plan ahead. However, they tend to be quite a big group as well (max number per group... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

The views were pretty and we were able to see lots of seals however we went on the guided tour and we only walked to the bottom of the stairs where the beach starts where other groups walked along the beach so it was a bit disappointing

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