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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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$370*
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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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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Not many places you can get up close and personal with those gorgeous animals. Well worth the visit. A very cold and blustery day on Kangaroo Island so rug up for the experience. A very informative guide. Stunning scenery - wild and dramatic - just adds to the whole experience.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I am not sure there is anywhere you can get so close to these beautiful animals. It is something everyone should do. Our guide was very passionate about conservation of the species and we took many great photos. Really nice place, a bit pricey but worth it.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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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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London
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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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adelaide
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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Nottingham
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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
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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
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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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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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