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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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We saw tons of adorable baby seals

From the easy access boardwalk, we saw tons of Australian sea lions swimming and cavorting in the sand dunes. There were a number of cute baby sea lions nursing and the noisy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

From the easy access boardwalk, we saw tons of Australian sea lions swimming and cavorting in the sand dunes. There were a number of cute baby sea lions nursing and the noisy antics of the territorial males was amusing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Pourng rain when we arrived, but we were welcomed and encouraged to do the tour with a ranger. It is about 25 years since I was last there, and the infrastructure was impressive and the care of the seals was evident. The seals were very active, and despite the continuing rain, the ranger gave no indication he was uncomfortable or... More 

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Northwood, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Though the team at Southern Ocean Lodge we visited Sea Bay and had the opportunity of getting reasonably close to around 30 seals. Under the watchful eye of a parks guide we not only saw the sea lions up close but also benefited from a very knowledgeable commentary from the guide. An excellent experience.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A superbly designed facility in the marvellous setting of Seal Bay. But you will see Sea Lions, not seals. Sea lions apparently have hair like humans do, not fur, and so they feel the cold and like to huddle together for warmth. Seals can be found elsewhere on kangaroo Island, including at Admiral's Arch. Close access to the sea lions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It was fascinating to watch the sea lions interact and play on the beach, and there were quite a lot of them--including some young ones--when we were there. The animals are endangered and the park is doing its best to help preserve the population's habitat while still making the sea lions accessible to people. The beach and the area itself... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

never been so up close and personal with those seals just loved the beach and the closeness to the seals the mums and their babies

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Spent over $100 for a guided tour for 5 of us. It was very informative and we were able to walk along the beach to see a lot of seals upclose. We were really excited and enjoyed ourselves. However, we went to Admiral's Arch at Flinders Chase National Park the day after and saw even more seals up close. Personally,... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Visited the Park in October 2014 and chose to only do the Self-guided boardwalk because of my Wife's lack of mobility. It was still a long walk down to the viewing platforms overlooking the beach but worth it. Saw plenty of seals and several pups. Have seen plenty of seals at of other locations where you were closer to the... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a well run conservation park. The staff are very knowledgable & great care is taken to protect the seals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Aside from the natural beauty that this place displays, the ability to get so up close with sea lions makes the place a must-see. We went in winter so the tour group was tiny (just 4 people). Our guide - Naomi was amazingly helpful and fun + we lost track of how many sea lions we saw. We got about... More 

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Address: Address: Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8553 4463
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Kangaroo Island  >  Seal Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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