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Itinerary
  • 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.
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Seal Coast Safari
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Learn about the history of the seal colony, and the best way to say hi to the pups and their parents, from your guide
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Reviewed 4 days ago
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

Thank Rod1Tan2
Reviewed 6 March 2018
Up close with the NZ fur seals, A fantastic safari!

We really enjoyed this 4wd safari. We booked this tour though our cruise and we were picked up at the port. There were three 4wds seating about 8 passengers each. Our driver and guide Kent was fantastic and gave us some great information about Wellington...More

Thank alison v
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Cheryl C
9 April 2018|
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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
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