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Seal Bay Conservation Park

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Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 8 8553 4463
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Kangaroo Island 4WD Full-Day Tour - Seal Bay
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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 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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Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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+61 8 8553 4463
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"guided tour"
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"australian sea lions"
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"board walk"
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"kangaroo island"
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"self guided"
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"beach walk"
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"their natural habitat"
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"young pups"
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"within metres"
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"viewing platform"
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"these beautiful creatures"
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"close encounter"
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"wild animals"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Get up close and see the majestic sea lions with an informative group guide. The absolute highlight of our trip. Worth paying the extra money to go on to the beach. Listening to the mum and baby sea lions call to each other from metres...More

Thank Clongy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well, at first, you may be hesitating between a guided tour and a self-guided tour on the boardwalk because of the price, just don't and go for a guided tour. You will not regret it at all. You have to know that Seal Bay is...More

Thank meylicapu
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There are two options when visiting this Park - pay for a guided tour which takes you down onto the beach and nearer to the seals or pay for a self guided walk which takes you to two lookouts that sit above the sand dunes....More

Thank westy54
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great tour and our Guide was just perfect and explained everything in detail and very protective for the seals. We took so many pictures. We are used to seals because our home is close to the Pacific Coast close to Santa Cruz and we have...More

Thank Christine Moham... M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

this id one of " a must" when I visit Kangaroo island.firstly, let check out guided walk tour down to the beach where australian fur seals crawling, sunbathing, paddling, and breeding om thhe long white sanf beach. the creatures are very tameful znd uou can...More

Thank jajavalB
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is good place to watch the sea lions and pups. There are fee for visiting. If you pay for tour guide you will get a special bay watch where a lot of sea lions on that spot. We just paid for our own...More

Thank Songsri N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Adelaide and took the ferry to kangaroo island. We opted for the guided tour, and they took us down to the beach and explained everything extremely well along with close-ups of the seals.

Thank Naveed Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views and very educational not to mention how adorable the sea lions are especially the pups. The guided tour allows us to get up close to them on the beach whereas the self guided tour only allows you to see them from the boardwalk....More

Thank Jujeyco
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take the ranger led tour which was informative and allowed us onto the beach to get closer to the sea lions (including pups!) but still far enough away so as not to disturb them. The boardwalk was also good and gave good...More

2  Thank Maryann B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky going at the end of March in the early morning - it’s near the end of mating season and we saw a lot of seal pup activity like frolicking in the waves & play fighting and male sea lions fixating on &...More

1  Thank Sue K
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RachelMugg
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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
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