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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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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
+61 8 8553 4463
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must do attraction on Kangaroo Island. There are a number of options but the guided tour on the beach is the only way to observe the seals more closely. But note you will not be allowed to approach them too closely -...More

Thank LindsayMann
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Most important thing to remember is bring snug and waterproof clothing. The whether can be extremely cold and wet unless you strike it lucky and it's a nice day for whether. But once you're there it's just incredible seeing the seals in their natural habitat....More

Thank Matt E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the beach tour with a guide. It was fantastic to be so near the sea lions and to have a guide who could answer questions. Also there is a lot of information in the visitors centre. Highly recommend.

Thank JWOzBalmain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant place, really beautiful part of the Island. Well worth a visit. You can get pretty close to the seals but not too close so that you frighten them. A visitor centre and shop is open here and they have some lovely gift items.

Thank WopsyPopples
Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe when you holiday somewhere like KI it's important to support the wildlife and environment, and this was a great way to do it. The board walk is awesome and enough if you don't want to pay the extra for a beach walk. I...More

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got to see seals up close on the beach which was really cool. Some were very active vocally and physically. And some were not. We got to see a playful fight between seals

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful activity. The presenter was knowledgeable and informative. Her passion for the sea lions is infectious. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the animals are not unduly disturbed or alarmed, we were given ample opportunity to observe them up close....More

Thank Gillian C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great few hours here and the guided tour is great value and you get so close to the sea lions without interfering with their lolling around. We were lucky to see lots of activity as it’s breeding season and lots of seals...More

Thank Kevr22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carefully guided groups descend along walkways over the dunes to the beach to observe sea lions bask, negotiate territory, vocalize and swim. Close ups possible along the boardwalk but not on the beach, where guides urge respectful distance, and answer visitors' questions in detail.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the guided tour which cost an extra $20 to general entry. We spent nearly an hour with a wonderful young guide who explained/warned/educated us about the habits of these amazing creatures. Definitely worthwhile and uplifting!

Thank Vicki E
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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