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Kangaroo Island Sights

Seal Bay Conservation Park

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 01/15/2014

Fodor's Review

This top Kangaroo Island attraction gives you the chance to visit one of the state's largest Australian sea-lion colonies. About 300 animals usually lounge on the beach, except on stormy days, when they shelter in the dunes. You can only visit the beach, and get surprisingly close to females, pups, and bulls, on a tour with an interpretive officer; otherwise, you can follow the self-guided boardwalk to a lookout over the sand. Two-hour twilight tours are only available

during South Australian Daylight Savings times and visitors must call ahead. The park visitor center has fun and educational displays, and a touch table covered in sea-lion skins and bones. There is also a shop.

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Sight Information

Address:

End of Seal Bay Rd., Seal Bay, South Australia, 5223, Australia

Phone:

08-8559–4207

Sight Details:

  • Group tour A$32 per person, twilight tour A$60, boardwalk A$15
  • Tours Dec.–Jan., daily 9–5, every 15–45 mins; Feb.–Nov., daily 9–5, every 45 mins

Updated 01/15/2014

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Oct 21, 2006

Another great day to be thankful for all critters - large and small!

Take the walk with the interpreter, there is much to learn. Also, be sure to bring along your camera (with a telephoto lens), binoculars and/or a spotting scope - you won't be disappointed. A well done, beautiful nature preserve.

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