Seal Bay Conservation Park, Seal Bay

Home to the third largest sea lion colony in Australia, Seal Bay Conservation Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations on Kangaroo Island, offering a rare nature-based experience with no enclosures or cages confining the animals. Experienced guides can take you into the heart of the sea lion colony, where you can learn how these endangered creatures fish, surf, rest, interact with their pups, and defend their territory. To protect the precarious colony, visitors can visit the beach, where the sea lions rest with their young, as part of a guided tour only. You can take unguided walks along the park's boardwalk at any time. To visit Seal Bay Conservation Park and other attractions in Kangaroo Island, use our Kangaroo Island trip tool .
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  • Wander through the Lions in their natural habitat see puppies playing and being nursed by their mothers ... What about a super feeling! Recommended
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  • Very nice guide and very professional we spent a great time could approach them, babies there great views
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  • A well built footbridge allows you to stroll among the sea lions that arrive on the beach to rest. A unique encounter with nature and wildlife are particularly friendly to enjoy
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  • Although we only had about 30 minutes before the park closed to get down the boardwalk at Seal Bay Conservation Park, it was probably the highlight of the day, if not the trip. The sea lions were still very active and the pups were very entertaining (and noisy). Even though we were on the boardwalk we were still able to get close to many of the sea lions and get some lovely photos. Well worth the price to help with conservation efforts of these very special creatures. Staff were friendly but keen to close up after a long day... we appreciate you accommodating us.
  • Loved effeminate about the area. Good info office and Cafe. Wonderful to Doreen to beach and sea lions, meet a few called in and hills, too. The free board walks to near beach and along cliff top were great to use as well. Top board walk easily accessible for wheel chairs, lower one to beach is usable but a long way back up. Beach walk not suitable for wheel chairs.
  • Only place in the world to see these type seals. Completely wild. Complete freedom on a 5km stretch oh beach. If you get too close then the males will charge at you so stay back at least 15 meters. They can actually run 35kph if they wanted to. Cost is $45 per person.
  • Wonderful place to be close, but not too close, to sea lions. They are often on the path down to the beach. It is worth the money to get a guided tour onto the beach. Also worthwhile going to the free boardwalks down to near the beach (ramps but wheel chairs may find the long slope hard work)and along (wheel chair easy) lookout. Our guide was informative, relaxed and know her wild life.
  • Highly recommend a visit to Seal Bay. There are two ways of visiting the facility. The first is self-guided and the cheaper of the two options. However, you can only visit the paths as far as the few lookouts they have. It is not always guaranteed that you will see Seals. They second option is with a guide in which case you get to visit the beach with the seals. They also educate you and answer questions along the way. I highly recommend the second option. Not only did we get up and close to seals and their pups but we got to ask all of our questions. We walked out knowing more about seals than we ever expected!
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