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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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to see them in natural habitat. We need to do what we can to preserve these beautiful creatures. Go visit, a must see!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a wet and cold day when we arrived at Seal Bay. We opted out of the guided tour given the horrendous wet and windy weather! However the girls we spoke with when booking in assured us that we were in for a treat...More

1  Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This conservation park is well worth taking your time visiting. We arrived and first did the guided tour. Our guide knew a lot (a real lot!) about the seals, their breeding cycle, risks to their survival, individual seals and their characteristics. We saw bulls having...More

1  Thank Chris and Vanes... J
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I took both the tour and a walk on the long boardwalk. Both were well worth the time. I saw many sea lions and pups in a natural Environment. I appreciated the dedication of the staff there to the protection of the sea lions. It...More

1  Thank iNeedMoreTime2Travel
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I never knew trip to this place will be so fun. Seals all around resting on the shores. It was fun watching their activities. They look lovely. Very good experience to get closer to the seal world. But it was not allowed to view more...More

Thank ben0kelley
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

What a great experience especially for my 13yr old son. We did the guided tour which takes you onto the beach up close to the wild seals. The guide we had was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Well worth the money. Highly recommend.

Thank Herbie1000
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic boardwalk down to the beach, seeing seals resting all the way. They've protected the area, while making the seals accessible.

Thank melinda t
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Did guided tour with ranger. Was good. They said seals (actually sea lions as they walk on all fours) more active at end of day.

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We stopped here briefly on way to the Flinders Chase Park. Stunning scenery of the coast and views of Seals from the observation deck (cheaper option). You may choose to go on a beach walk to get sightly closer to Seals which costs more but...More

Thank Elias A
Reviewed 7 July 2017

The Park does an excellent job combining their conservation efforts with providing a great experience for tourists and other visitors. Pay a little extra for the Seal Bay Experience and the wonderful staff will get you a close as they safely can to the seals...More

Thank Gregg A
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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