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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
From US$87.72
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Seal Coast Safari - MorningMost Popular
3 hour Seal Coast Safari
From US$87.72
Seal Coast Safari - Afternoon
3 hour Seal Coast Safari
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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 (59)
1 - 5 of 59 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wellington Seal Coast Safari

Our team were picked up by the friendly & knowledgeable Kent and were quickly in the Southern-West hills above Wellington. Kent took us to places many of us have never been, despite most of us being Wellingtonians. As we traveled the tracks and shingle beaches,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ant-from-Wellington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Breathtaking Views, Excellent Driver

An experience not to be missed when you have a few days in Wellington. The scenery is absolutely stunning and the habitat for the seals is a great way to begin understand the unique sealife in this part of the world. You get really close...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent Tour

My wife and I had the pleasure of taking this tour off of our Cruise ship today. We were not sure what to expect, but it turned out to be an excellent trip. Our tour guide Hilary (with 1 L) was a fabulous guide and...More

Thank 799blainel
RTGL, Manager at Seal Coast Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi 788blainel, Sometimes it's good to have a little mystery behind what your tour might include, that way you can be pleasantly surprised! With the views we have and an abundance of seals, we're pretty confident that you'll have a good time. I'll pass on...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We did this tour from our ship the Noordam. It was a fantastic 3 hour adventure up and over the hills of Wellington. We drove through Brooklyn and past the first wind turbine in Wellington and then down to the coast. Kent was our driver...More

Thank NewYorkBuckwheat
RTGL, Manager at Seal Coast Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi BuckYorkBuckwheat, You actually got very lucky on the day the Noordam was docked as the weather was fantastic. Obviously the views are pretty incredible from the top of the hills, though it's equally dramatic when there's cloud I can assure you! Kent is one...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile
Seal safari

We did the seal safari as part of our majestic princess cruise and loved it our guide Hilary was just awesome and made our trip that much more special. The view wasn’t that good from the top of the mountain due to cloud but we...More

Thank Annette M
RTGL, Manager at Seal Coast Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Annette M, Glad to hear your enjoyed your trip! My apologies for the cloud disrupting the view but sometimes the low cloud can add to the atmosphere out on the coast. And on those days a hot drink and muffin is ideal, we've found!...More

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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