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Seal Coast Safari

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Address: 64 Dixon Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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+64 274 534 880
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Just minutes from the city lies nature's playground! Travel through private...

Just minutes from the city lies nature's playground! Travel through private land and see wild animals, snow-capped mountains of the South, and stunning views of Wellington. Observe New Zealand Fur Seals in their natural habitat and the Leaning Lighthouse. Listen to stories and relax as you journey around bays and past the world-renowned Red Rocks. Seal Coast Safari has been providing guests with exclusive access to the best scenery in Wellington for over 17 years.

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While in Wellington, do not miss the excitement of a ride on the wild coast with Kent and his 4 wheels truck! Very experienced and knowledgeable driver, Kent takes you up to... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in Wellington, do not miss the excitement of a ride on the wild coast with Kent and his 4 wheels truck! Very experienced and knowledgeable driver, Kent takes you up to Tongue Point seal colony through spectacular scenic roads. Treat yourself with the thrilling feeling you are at the end of the world, alone with the lion seals and....... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A superb afternoon on a glorious Wellington day visiting areas most people would not have access to. Kent our driver was very knowledgeable and shared with us a lot of local history. I highly recommend this trip not only for tourists but for locals like us.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So handy to the the city, yet away from it all. Great rugged scenery, and feeding the deer was rather nice, oh and talking to the seals!. Kent Clark was the perfect host for my friend and I, knowledgeable and friendly, without any hurry-up! Very highly recommended tour. Wow!.

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Levin, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We decided to go on a 4 wheel drive seal safari as a shore tour whilst on a cruise around New Zealand. It was fantastic and one of the highlights of the whole cruise. Our driver was very friendly and informative. We had amazing views from approximately 700 feet above sea level followed by four wheel driving along the coastline.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Pick up is at a convenient central Wellington location; by the i-site building. We were fortunate to have Todd as our driver, he was funny, informative and a most importantly, a good driver. We also lucked out with the weather; a spectacularly sunny day sandwiched between two unpleasant days. First stop was high up near a wind turbine, with stunning... More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We really enjoyed this tour. After getting picked up at our hotel we immediately headed out of town and up the mountain in a big 4WD. The views were spectacular. We wound our way up over and down the other side of the mountains to the coast where we saw several fur seals up close plus a good variety of... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Our tour departed on a very rainy cool day in Wellington. Our excellent guide, Hillary, arrived well equipped with a 4 wheel drive Land Cruiser, which she handled expertly, abundant knowledge, and a great sense of humor. We traveled over rocks and deep sand hugging the rough and rocky west coast. We stopped for coffee/tea and freshly baked muffins to... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

The 4WD tour to the seal coast south of Wellington was a fantastic event.. We went where no car could possibly go. The scenery from Brooklyn Hill was a fabulous panoramic experience and the commentary provided by Kent was informative and interesting. Coming down from the heights of Brooklyn to the south coast beach provided even more interesting scenery showing... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We were picked up from the dock, right as we left the ship A 4x4 ride to a very high peak, great view Then ride down to the beach across difficult terrain to the seal coast. We has plenty of time with the seals. It was great Kent, our guide, was very fun and filled with facts.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Small intimate guided tour via Land Rover. Beautiful scenery, close and personal with wildlife and great tour guide! Highly recommended!

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