Seal Coast Safari - Wellington
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Experience Wellington's wild side and get up close and personal with seals on a four-wheel drive safari.
With more than a decade in the business, Seal Coast Safari is a great way to experience the capital's rugged coastline and natural beauty.
A three-hour trip in a well-equipped four wheel drive vehicle takes visitors through quiet private land, along the beach and over rocks to Tongue Point, home to a colony of fur seals.
The journey itself is interesting, taking in the Brooklyn wind turbine, traversing a fault line and offering stunning views of the Wellington skyline, the Pacific and Tasman Oceans and the distant mountain ranges on the South Island.
The highlight of the tour, however, is the seal colony with seal viewings guaranteed on each trip. Occasionally visitors might be lucky enough to also see dolphins and Orca whales, but these are by no means guaranteed. Wild horses and wild goats can also sometimes be spotted during the trip.
Experienced guides are on hand to show points of interest and explain more about the wildlife as they drive to the best point for seal spotting.
The comfortable vehicles and the fact that no walking is needed means this is a trip that can be taken and enjoyed even in the rain and is suitable for all ages from young children to 90-year-olds. Tea, coffee and gourmet muffins are provided and each trip is limited to just nine people making them friendly and ensuring everyone gets to enjoy the view.
Seal Coast Safari is a Qualmark endorsed Visitor Activity.
Pricing: Adult: $115, Child (14 years and under) : $57.50.
Seal Coast Safaris depart daily, from the Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre on the Corner Victoria and Wakefield Streets at 10.00am and 1.30pm. The Safari lasts for three hours.
Please visit Seal Coast Safari for bookings and more information.