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Seal Coast 4WD Safari provided by Seal Coast Safari

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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We are adhering to all government recommended policies and are changing depending on New Zealand's Alert level.
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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This 4WD safari adventure to Wellington’s Seal Coast is an excellent choice for wildlife fans. Get access to private farmland, and go to an isolated area of Wellington’s south coast that many locals don’t even know about. See fur seals up close, and look out for goats, red deer, and ostriches. The tour uncovers the beauty of Wellington’s coastline, and even includes snacks and hot drinks.
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Seal Coast Safari
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    Seal Coast Safari
    Stop: 3 hours -
    Our tour begins with pick up in Wellington city. We then proceed up the Brooklyn Hill to a wind turbine, where guests can take in the great views of the city far below. From here, there is also stunning views across the Cook Strait and the South Island. We then travel over the hills through private farmland towards Wellington’s rugged south coast. On this private farmland you can encounter various animals including goats, Red Deer and ostriches! They can be shy though, so no guarantees! Once on the coast, we drive along the beaches in our 4x4 Land Cruisers and stop at a colony of wild New Zealand Fur Seals. Enjoy either morning or afternoon tea whilst observing these cute and curious creatures in their natural habitat and learn of their history and behaviour from a safe distance. Finally, we make our way back to the city before dropping you safely back in town.
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Seal Coast Safari
145 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New ZealandAcross the road from the Amora Hotel. If there is a cruise ship in town pick up will be across the road infront of the Amora Hotel
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Highlights
  • See fur seals up close on this 4WD safari drive to Seal Coast
  • Visit private farmland that you wouldn’t get access to alone
  • Pick from a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule
  • Enjoy treats along the way—hot drinks and a gourmet muffin are included
Important Information
Departure Point
Seal Coast Safari, 145 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off in the Wellington City Center
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Robert T wrote a review 5 Aug
Hamilton, New Zealand17 contributions2 helpful votes
The tour vehicle arrived promptly at the hotel, and that was the beginning of a brilliant morning. The tour vehicle was comfortable and clean, the trip through Kaiori to the wind farm was quick, and the actual attractions were wonderful. The wind farm was impressive and afforded
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from safarisealcoast, Manager at Seal Coast 4WD Safari
Responded 5 days ago
Hi Robert, Thanks for your review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with us and liked the vehicle - they're brand new! Thanks, Seal Coast Safari
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buffykc wrote a review May 2020
Chirnside Park, Australia458 contributions30 helpful votes
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This morning tour was one of the highlights of our whole trip - our guide was amazing, he had so much information it was wonderful. My poor husband is not good with heights at all - but coped! It was a family trip with 5 of us on the tour - i cannot believe how many wonderful
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from safarisealcoast, Manager at Seal Coast 4WD Safari
Responded 5 days ago
Thanks for your feedback! Really happy to hear you enjoyed the trip with us. Thanks, Seal Coast Safari
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Fiona S wrote a review Mar 2020
Auckland, New Zealand21 contributions8 helpful votes
Fabulous afternoon just my daughter and I on this tour. Beautiful sunny day, loads of seals to see, Billy was an entertaining and knowledgable tour guide, would recommend to others. The coastline was stunning and the views from the Windfarm spectacular. Well worth the time
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from safarisealcoast, Manager at Seal Coast 4WD Safari
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Glad to hear you had a great time on your trip with us! We love showing off our fantastic views and furry friends. Thanks, Seal Coast Safari
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Diane E wrote a review Mar 2020
Lockwood South10 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a great afternoon today on the seal trip. So much fun with our guide Hilary. Would totally recommend this trip. Beautiful scenery, lots of seals
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from safarisealcoast, Manager at Seal Coast 4WD Safari
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Hi Diane, Thanks for your feedback! We'll pas on your nice comments to Hilary and look forward to hosting people after your recommendation!
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Joshua Y wrote a review Mar 2020
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This is a great and short trip to do if you have spare time in Wellington. Our guide Hillary was lovely, very knowledgeable about the local attractions and site seeing covered by the tour. Engaged with all guests on the tour about where they were from and was happy to answer any
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from safarisealcoast, Manager at Seal Coast 4WD Safari
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Thanks for your review! Weather and seal numbers do vary day-by-day but it's very, very rare there isn't any [about 5 days in 20 years with none] and the tour is fun regardless of weather!
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About the operator

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nicolecC1340AP
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Seals and great scenery
An unique experience as we traveled in a 4WD going past wonderful scenery. Hillary was a fantastic, knowledgeable a
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672maryellenw
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What an adventure
The day dawned raining and cool but we were met by Hillarie with a smile and an outfitted 4x4 with room for 8. Luc
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716sachink
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Outstanding Offbeat Tour
This tour by Seal Coast Safari was outstanding and offbeat tour. Was picked up directly at the hotel and driven off
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melissatY2321RK
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Seal Coast Safari
This is a great tour if you want to see the countryside of New Zealand, including the mountains and down to the sea
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ksmith6111990
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Highlight of Wellington!
My husband and I had the most wonderful time on the seal coast safari. Our guide, Hilary, was knowledgeable, deligh
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VinitaVC
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Must do.
Beautiful coastline in a 4wd with a very experienced and knowledgeable driver, Hillary. Was a lot of fun! Saw sea
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Oztraveldoonan
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Bit bumpy but a fun day
Booked this to see the seals but saw soooo much more! Never been 4 wheel driving before so was a real adventure up
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kickassu
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It's an Experience
If you like barren places and very bumpy roads/tracks you'll probably enjoy this tour. Although really not that muc
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RockyB3
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Awesome trip
Had a great tour guide Billy. So informative and funny. 4wd over hills and dunes and visit the seals too. Lots of
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charmac413
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Amazing
We were picked up in the 4x4 by Billy, who stopped at various places so we could take photos of the scenery, he pic
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henrika42
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Ok
The views and speaks were wonderful, trip very much worth the money. But, there was no guidance. The guide had a pr
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Billsbury
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Fun 4WD coastal ride to see NZ fur seals
This is definitely a ride for those who like to travel the roads less travelled! Hilary was our tour guide/driver.
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osborneuk
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Wild Wellington
Brilliant - another side to Wellington and so close to the city centre. Knowledgable and relational guide. Wild lif
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Combat_Dolphin
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Just over the hill...
There is a whole different world. You wind your way up through the narrow roads of Wellington, and then you’re not
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Vasi D
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A different side to Wellington
Do. This. Tour. Very simple. We did this tour as part of the offerings on Celebrity Solstice. They will pick you
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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