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Seal Bay Conservation Park

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Address: Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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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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Sea lions haven

This beach attracts a large number of sea lions to rest and relax after fishing in the great southern Ocean. The sanctuary is well laid out with guides to take you down to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
coleman22
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This beach attracts a large number of sea lions to rest and relax after fishing in the great southern Ocean. The sanctuary is well laid out with guides to take you down to the beach or walkways for less mobile viewers. The sealions come up as far as the vegetation to rest and find a warm spot. We saw a... More 

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Boyne Island, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed this tour. Only 2 of us on this one, the guide very informative, the seals very active and up close. Plenty of time for photo opportunities, well worth the visit. Scenery was beautiful

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic attraction which provides close up viewing of a large Australian sea lion colony as they go about their daily activities. The boardwalk to the viewing platform covers some distance but even those of limited fitness can use it provided they take things slowly. Wheelchair access is also available. There are also guided tours which include a... More 

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Levin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided not to take in this experience as the cost was prohibitive for just a walk along a beach to see sea lions. I can see them in NZ for free.

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Thank rick s
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited seal bay on a beautiful day. It was awesome. We took the boardwalk which was excellent. The staff at seal were very friendly and knowledgeable. There were seals on the beach. And quite good to look at. The view was excellent. There is plenty of information along on the boardwalk that you can read. Overall I would definitely... More 

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Tullamarine, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best attraction on Kangaroo Island Great photo opportunity with families of seals swimming to shore and resting on beach and on grassland

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Albury, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our one day Kangaroo Island Experience tour provided us with an excellent guided tour of the Seal Bay sea lion colony. We were required to keep a respectful distance from these magnificent animals but still managed to be close enough to see the beautiful interaction between mothers and pups.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can get quite close the sea lions, 10 metre's or so. You'll smell them before you see them, although thay do head up into the dunes a fair distance. Also look out for the whale skeleton.

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Thank Drew M
New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This location lived up to our expectations. There was many seals to be seen and also a whale skeleton which was pretty awesome. We spent ages photographing the seals and the landscape. Well worth it and the staff are super friendly.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's great to walk on the beach and to spot their hiding spots in the dunes. The wild status of these animals is valued here by maintaining a strict distance allowed, so don't expect any photos of you next to a seal. A great opportunity to be able to observe wild creatures at play or at rest.

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