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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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It was amazing

It was so amazing to see all the seals up close-but not too close. You have to go with a guide onto the beach, otherwise you cannot go on the beach. It is a good little walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It was so amazing to see all the seals up close-but not too close. You have to go with a guide onto the beach, otherwise you cannot go on the beach. It is a good little walk down and back up, so wear comfortable shoes. Also, you will be walking on the beach-keep that in mind. You enter through a... More 

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Central Coast, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I purchased a parks pass for my time on KI, so I took advantage of the included guided Seal Bay tour. It was half an hour til the next tour when I arrived, so I spent the time wandering the along the board walk. I was awestruck - the animals, the scenery, everything was incredible! After having such a brilliant... More 

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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Really interesting couple of hours at the park. Although we didn't pay the extra for the guided tour on the beach itself, we were treated to close ups at the free viewing area. The walkways and viewpoints are reall tactfully done and blend in naturally with the surroundings. Bring a telephoto lens for those close ups!!

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Umina Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We walked along the Boardwalk rather than do the tour with a guide and we really enjoyed the experience, we saw heaps of Sea Lions sunbaking, playing in the waves, sliding down the sand dunes and saw babies with their mothers, the Boardwalk is really good and gives you a great view of the Sea Lions. All the rangers that... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Amazing experience! The guide (Paul?! I think) was very knowledgable and shared some fun facts! The seals were so cute, and you can get quite close to them- got some great photos! 👌🏼

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Was very surprised with the professislism of the venue and the extent to which the natural environment has been protected Can still get really close to the seals in there natural environment great range of gifts also

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Beautiful ocean views, and up close views of Australian Sea Lions! Our tour guide did a fantastic job of describing what the Sea Lions lives are like, and also of protecting the environment that they live in. Make sure to take the Guided Tour that is provided by the National Park Rangers, because this will allow you to hear some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

one of the few seal colonies to visit beach only accessible with guide but absolutely worth the visit

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Seville, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The actvidad right. Low to the beach to see the seals, but Admiral Archs, you can see many seals at the same distance. And free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great informative tour, you get to be up close to the seals and see them on the beach. We got to see a lil pup suckling and we were close enough to even hear them :) It was great to see a mummy seal come in from the surf and call out for her pup and witness the reunion. A... More 

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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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