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“Wonderful treat”
Review of Seal Coast Safari

Seal Coast Safari
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The trip is in a Landrover which can hold 9 passengers so can go places the bigger coaches can't. Kent, our driver was very knowledgeable and gave an almost non stop commentary pointing out things all around us. Part of the trip is on private land so the 4x4 aspect came into its own on the unfinished roads and again on the beaches.
We stopped at a couple of places for photo opportunities including a private house that has deer living alongside it. There was some beautiful scenery along the way to the beaches where the seals were to be found. We saw lots of seals, cormorants and beautiful beaches. The hot drink (it was a wet/cold winter day) and muffin (really tasty and freshly made that day) was a welcome break on the second beach we visited.
Although I was traveling on my own there was a family of 4 and one of 3 on the same trip so is good for all (some walking at the beaches but you can stay in the landrover)

Thank Sandra F
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

An amazing tour enjoyed the whole experience. Would recommend as a must do. Ruggered country rugged beach but the seal views were fantastic so close.

Thank Barbara D
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

The best tour we have ever taken. The scenery, animals and Kent our driver were spectacular. It was a safari and so the transport was as expected and Kent's driving was fun.

Thank Zancona
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Quite far from downtown Wellington but worth the trouble. The road is risky but the views magnificent. We really enjoyed standing in the black rocky beach, with its superb giant waves and the amicable furry sea lions

Thank gatototo
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

My parents and I took this 3-hour half-day trip with 'Seal Coast Safari'. We had a really wonderful time and saw the breathtaking scenery in Wellington South Coast. Kent is very friendly and knowledgeable. He took us to the Red Rocks Reserve, Seal Colony, Private Farmland and Brooklyn Hill Wind Turbine while delivering commentary throughout the whole trip. This trip is suitable for everyone including senior and young kids. I highly recommend this trip to everyone.

Thank BrandyZhao
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