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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Seal Bay offers one of the most exceptional nature-based experiences in the...

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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The $35 tour takes you all the way to the beach. You will see seals along the way to the beach as well. We managed to see a Wallaby as well on the way down to the beach. The tour... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The $35 tour takes you all the way to the beach. You will see seals along the way to the beach as well. We managed to see a Wallaby as well on the way down to the beach. The tour was awesome!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

loved it! tho I am scared of heights I made it down the board walk and it was well worth it...out of 57 baby seals born recently we saw 3....just wonderful rug up in winter tho its cold ahhahaah

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Hoersholm, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After the ranger had taken us to the Beach and told us everything he knows about the seals we also enjoyed the walk on the wooden walkway.

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Thank Mariola24
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good view of several sea lions and pups late in the day. Although the boardwalk is very well positioned and well maintained, we felt the $16 entry fee is rather expensive.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky that there were several seals with their pups when we were there. They didn't appear to be frighten of us and one young seal come up to within ten metres of us, he was interested.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this place - truly special. The beach tour was amazing, and we got so close to the seals!

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this conservation park. Excellent, well maintained board walk that gets you to the beach for a look out over the bay. A guided walk is also available but on the day I visited seals were plenty, some with young all very close or under board walk due to cold weather. The boardwalk was a great way to get up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was magical!! It was so cool getting so close to the seals even though the guide made sure we were at a safe distance so as not to aggravate the seals which I appreciated. She was so knowledgable and passionate about seal conservation and that made the visit all the more interesting. We walked down to the beach and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a self guided tour which was great. the coffee machine makes awesome coffee and only $2.we had a wheelchair and walk way was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing place to see seals with young ones. The guides were very informative and the conservation park is doing a great job in trying to preserve the seals. Great views and wonderful to see seals in their natural habitat rather than in a zoo.

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