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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  • There aren't many places where you can get up close to wild sea lions, so this was a must do for me. In fact, I did the guided tour 3 times! The guides were knowledgeable and very vigilant when it cam...  more »
  • Wow - there were about 70 Sea Lions hanging out on the beach and right near the board walks. The tour was excellent and endangered Hooded Plovers prattled along the beach. Whale skeletons & beautiful ...  more »
  • Seal Bay offers the opportunity to get up close to the local seal population under the close supervision of park rangers. The tour takes you down to the beach to get close to the seals, but there were...  more »
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  • Great place to see Australia sea lions in their natural environment, with small guided tours for $35 Adult and $20 Child or self guided walk along the boardwalk and look down onto the beach $16 A $10 C
  • The tour is worth it. You can get quite close to the fur seals and you learn a lot about them through the guide. Highly recommend!
  • We did the guided tour so that you can walk on the beach AND do the "unguided"/boardwalk and it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G... my girlfriend and I got some great shots up close and personal with the Sea Lions! šŸ˜
  • Did the unguided tour and came early before the masses of tourists arrived. So we had plenty of time and calm to observe those amazing animals. Definitely worth it and also bring some binoculars to see the sea lions on the beach.
  • Overpriced for what it is. You can see seals at Admirals Arch and the cost of entry to the Park is much cheaper than Seal Bay.

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Where to stay in Kangaroo Island

Although most of Kangaroo Island remains relatively underdeveloped in a commercial sense, you'll find lodgings that include everything from spacious suites to economical hostels in communities like Penneshaw and Kingscote. The most expensive accommodations on the island, private cottages and beach houses near the water generally require a two-night minimum stay. For something more flexible and less expensive, consider one of the local campgrounds, many of which offer powered and unpowered sites, as well as cozy log cabins ideal for couples andĀ families with kids.
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