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Seal Bay Conservation Park

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Closes in 11 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 8 8553 4463
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We had a tour with a ranger and it was fascinating to hear about the sea lions. Being there in the spring was especially fun because we got to see all the babies serious cuteness overload. This is a conservation park so you can't get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SoloMode
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was pretty boring to be honest with you. Even if you take the guided tour you can’t get that close to the wildlife

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SpartacusX
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this park and it was terrific. We viewed an entire colony of Seals. There are two options. One is to walk down to the beach to see them close up and the other option is to stand on a landing tower. We had...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KEITH10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is very well organized. It has a ticket office building with introductory exhibition about the seals. It also has well established souvenir shop. There is an easy boardwalk to the beach platforms where seals can be observed. There are also stairs down to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 531anssir
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used the boardwalk to get down close to the sea lions. How fantastic was that. Seeing the calves and their mums at close quarters (some less than 5 m) from the baordwalk was a brilliant experience. The board walk was accessible, allowing wheelchair access,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Blue M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seal bay was our last stop on our KI trip. It was satisfying if you haven’t seen seals or sea lions before as you see them from above with a distance on the boardwalk. It is a beautiful facility with lengthy boardwalk leAfing to the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CoCoLau
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rug up if the day is cool. Take a walk down to the shore to view the seals. Plenty of seals to see & photograph but be aware that they sleep for 3 days when they return from their 3 days out at sea feeding....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Carolnym05
Reviewed 1 week ago

Uncooperative participants... therefore difficult to get further onto beach, but we manage a short way. It was an amazing experiance. Wild rough surf, and basking beauties. Thanks Michael.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joyce333
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to KI before but ran out of time to do this so glad we did it this time great guide lots of time down on the beach close up to the Sea lions

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank juliap1970
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the self guided ‘boardwalk’ option and not getting as close to the seals as with the guided tour, it was lovely to see so many seals in their natural environment. Seeing them cavorting with each othe in the duff was a real pleasure.

Date of experience: February 2019
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December 20, 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth C | Reviewed this property |
We took the self guided walk and could see plenty of seals on the beach below, as well as a number sleeping in the sand dunes along the way. The board walk is pretty easy going with places to sit and rest or look at the... More
January 19, 2017|
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Response from Helen B | Reviewed this property |
We took a 10 year old and an 18month old child (in a carry back pack) on our tour (only paid for the 10 year old). Also on the tour was another child who I assume was age 2 or 3. We saw children of all ages leaving on tours... More