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Seal Coast 4WD Safari

  • A brisk round trip in the morning or the afternoon, perfect if you have something booked for the evening or you just want to get up late
  • Get uninterrupted panorama shots of the Cook Strait and the South Island from the Brooklyn Wind Turbine
  • Try and spot the goats, red deer and ostriches as you’re driven through rarely-accessible private farmland
Seal Coast 4WD Safari
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3 hour Seal Coast Safari
Seal Coast Safari - Morning
3 hour Seal Coast Safari
Journey out to Wellington’s south coast, looking out over the Cook Strait, and visit the region’s only fur seal colony. Journey out to Karori Rock’s ‘leaning lighthouse’ to meet this thriving community of once-endangered critters. Tea, coffee and snacks are provided so you can relax and watch the seals in this isolated area that even many Wellingtonians don't know about.
What to Expect
  • Our tour begins by going up the Brooklyn Hill to a wind turbine where guests can take in the great views of the city, the Cook Strait and the South Island.
  • From there we then travel through the hills of private farmland towards Wellington’s south coast. 
  • On this private farmland you can encounter a number of animals including, goats, Red Deer and ostriches! (They can be shy so we can't guarantee!).
  • Once on the coast, we drive along the beaches and stop to view (from a distance) the famous Leaning Lighthouse where we stop for a tea, coffee and a gourmet muffin with the seals
  • We offer these 3-hour Safaris in both the morning and afternoon – the morning Safari leaves at 10.00am and the afternoon Safari leaves at 1.30pm.
Reviews (53)
1 - 5 of 53 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile
A must for your trip to Wellington

We booked the tour as a couple and were very lucky to be the only tour for the morning so had a private tour with Kent. We travelled up through Brooklyn and onto the local farmland. Kent took us to some beautiful locations to take...More

Thank Nicola D
RTG L, Manager at Seal Coast Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hi Nicola, Thanks for your review! Sometimes it does happen that you may be the only people booked on a particular departure, but with so much scenery to show off we'll happily take anyone out on tour, regardless of numbers. Wellington is full of fantastic...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Great views from the hills and beach

My wife and I went on the 4x4 trip out of wellington to the top of the hills nearby and south to the beach where we got to zoom around on the sand and see the seals. From the top of the hills (where it...More

Thank ScottMcColley
Reviewed 11 April 2018
Great half day trip - definitely different

My daughter and I had a lovely time with Kent as our driver. Very bumpy 4WD ride and we saw plenty of seals. Kent was lovely and chatty and pointed out all kinds of things to us including history, weather, animals, plants and we really...More

1  Thank Gail F
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile
Great views, loved seeing the seals

We had great fun on this tour. Miles, our driver, was lovely and always had us laughing. He was unbelievably skilled at maneuvering the Jeep, and even drove us through a small river. The seals were adorable as well! Thank you to Miles.

Thank Abraaa
Reviewed 30 March 2018
Amazing scenery and 4wd safari

Really enjoyed our safari today. Amazing scenery and terrific guide. Thank you Kent for making our seal experience so enjoyable. Tanya & Kaz

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Response from Abraaa | Reviewed this property |
It is a very very bumpy drive for quite a long time, so it depends whether she’ll be okay during that. There isn’t much walking or anything like that involved though