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Seal Coast Safari

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Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 800 732 527
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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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“bumpy ride” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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+64 800 732 527
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"off road"
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"bumpy ride"
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"driving skills"
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"wheel drive"
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"land cruiser"
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"great driver"
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"great adventure"
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"delicious muffins"
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"knowledgeable driver"
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"rough terrain"
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"southern coast"
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"fun facts"
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"would highly recommend this tour"
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"great pics"
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"stunning scenery"
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"tour takes"
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"money well spent"
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Guided by Kent Clark, we had a magnificent tour of "Windy Wellington". Kent's knowledge,personality and driving skills all made this a highlight of our recent Celebrity Cruise of NZ. The Views were magnificent and it was a fun ride over the rocky beaches. He brewed...More

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SealCoastSafari, Operations Manager at Seal Coast Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2013

Thanks for your lovely review and photos! Kent is a great driver/guide - I will pass on your compliments to him. We are glad you enjoyed the safari and your time in Wellington!

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Really the only way to see some coast that you would otherwise be very hard-pressed to get to, as well as an opportunity to get up close and personal with the fur seals and assorted other wildlife. The guides are great fun, as well as...More

Thank JeremyPC
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SealCoastSafari, Operations Manager at Seal Coast Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2013

Thanks for your great review! Taking our safari is definitely the best way to get out to the seals and we are glad you enjoyed the refreshments - sounds like Billy's tea! As for the Leaning Lighthouse... it is quite peculiar!

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Reviewed 18 February 2013

Great way to see the coast - we never would have been able to navigate the rocky beaches ourselves! It is a very bumpy ride but the views are worth it. We had a few "close calls" but our driver and guide, Chris, had everything...More

Thank Caroline R
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SealCoastSafari, Operations Manager at Seal Coast Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2013

Thank you for your review! The safari can get a little bit bumpy but we agree - the scenery is amazing! Glad you enjoyed the safari and got great photos :-)

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Reviewed 19 January 2013

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SealCoastSafari, Operations Manager at Seal Coast Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2013

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Reviewed 18 January 2013

The day our tour ran we actually had quite good weather, and the sky was fairly clear, and only mild winds. The scenic stop by the wind turbine was a very nice overview of Wellington and a good photo op. When we got down to...More

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SealCoastSafari, Operations Manager at Seal Coast Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2013

Thank you for your review. We are glad that overall you enjoyed the safari and hopefully got some great pictures! Just to reply to some of your comments - seal numbers on the coast are seasonal, with greater numbers generally in winter. Also we feel...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2013

We had such a wonderful time, with Kent at the helm! Our family of 4 fully enjoyed this experience...from seeing the city from the top of the hills, to 4 wheeling on the rocky beaches of the seal coast! He was full of history and...More

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SealCoastSafari, Operations Manager at Seal Coast Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2013

Thank you for the fantastic review and photos! We are glad you had a great time on safari and we would be delighted to take you out to the coast again! Will pass on the compliments to Kent - he's an awesome guide.

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Reviewed 13 January 2013

We had a great time and Silly Billy was an excellent guide. It is a tour that should not be missed. And Billy quote of "I said I was coming around." will always be the highlight.

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SealCoastSafari, Operations Manager at Seal Coast Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2013

Thanks for your review! We are glad you had so much fun on the tour with Billy! Will pass on your compliments to him :-)

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Reviewed 4 January 2013

Really enjoyed our 3 tour tour out along Wellingtons wild coast line. Out of the city within 15 minutes and along the bumpy rocky foreshore where our driver half jokes about the risk of getting stuck. Such amazing scenery and not something I would normally...More

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SealCoastSafari, Operations Manager at Seal Coast Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2013

Thanks for your review and cool photo! We are so glad you enjoyed the trip despite the windy Wellington weather - it's all part of the adventure! We think it is fantastic having such a gem of a coast just in our backyard, and it...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2012

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Reviewed 24 December 2012

I would like to say our trip was amazing and a great adventure. Our kids still talk about it everyday. Was one of our highlights of our trip to NZ. Billy our tour guide was just awesome! Thanks again for the great memories.

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SealCoastSafari, Operations Manager at Seal Coast Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2012

Thanks for the great review! We are glad you and your kids enjoyed the tour - and thank you for the lovely photo!

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ned m
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Response from Elyse M | Property representative |
You till need the contact on board excursion agent, thank you!
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ned m
24 February 2017|
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Response from ElyseMcM | Property representative |
Hi there You will need to book with your on board excursion agents, Wellington is looking lovely today so see you out there!
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Response from Nicole P | Reviewed this property |
It is not a sand beach, very rocky with big waves. Stops allow enough time to take photos and walk around. You cannot touch or get to close to seals without risk. There are safety rules. I would not recommend climbing... More
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