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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  • It's super nice! If you are several days on Kangaroo Island I really recommend to spend a day or a half day. It's really beautiful the beach is beautiful I recommend to pay the tour gives you access to the beach with the guide you can be very close sea lions is great the sand is fine and white beach's sublime good Please understand English because whole point is in saying the guide but who do not understand everything in English though enjoyed because it's great to see them so close we can't touch them because they are wild animals, but we can do nice photos and videos it's really good. There is a beautiful walk to the gateways included in the price it is really a beautiful Bay not to be missed!
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  • Paid 35 AUD, expected to “walk around” the beach and see the seals close up. Ended up standing by the bottom of the stairs for 30 mins, staring at the seals from 15 meters away. Did not get “close up”...  more »
  • Seal bay sea-lions is a must do experience for nature lovers. The entrance fee is included in your park pass, if you have one. There is no free access to the beach or colony, which works well in contr...  more »
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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.
  • When I came here, I didn’t expect to see any seals. I thought it was sort of similar to whale watching where you kinda just hope to see one. But this place was crawling with seals in their natural habitat. The guided tour was certainly worth it, and the guide is very knowledgeable and accommodating to all our questions. We came in at around 1:45pm so no one was around. We pretty much got a solo exclusive tour!
  • 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.
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