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Seal Coast Safari

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Address: 64 Dixon Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 274 534 880
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Just minutes from the city lies nature's playground! Travel through private...

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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Gota be Number 1 in Wellington.

My wife and I decided to do something different while in Wellington, we visit often as we have family living here, we have done nearly all the tourist things. Wow what a pleasant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Megabby
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided to do something different while in Wellington, we visit often as we have family living here, we have done nearly all the tourist things. Wow what a pleasant surprise, we were meet by a very nice lady, at the Wellington railway station and then driven to the departure point in Wellington. we saw some magnificent... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for long walk with loved ones. As the route it self is a really beautiful and enjoyable walk but also if you go at right time and date, You can meet seals after hell gate. I have walked and took rental toyota RAV4 to just before hell gate and of course I did miss some views while I... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our driver Kent and a Toyota Landcruiser took us on a tour starting from Wellington town centre up to the Brooklyn wind turbine for fabulous view back on the city, and out over the Cook Strait to the South Island. Then the trip got interesting - off road through stunning scenery, with an excellent commentary from Kent, eventually down to... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Want to see what lies beyond Wellington (just over those hills), farmland and a rugged unforgiving coastline I wonderful and enjoyable short few hours, a big thank you Kent, your commentary and stories were fascinating and most enjoyable. I was lucky to see and experience this journey on a clear day (I will return again to see and do it... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This fun-filled 4WD takes you just a few minutes over the hills from downtown Wellington, but into a completely new world. It shows you the nature-filled NZ . Oodles of seals up close, wild coastline, hillside farming, and knowledgable and entertaining commentary by Kent.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We travelled with Kent, our very skilled and knowledgeable driver who took us to some breathtaking scenery not far from Brooklyn - lots of bays, slumbering seals, ocean views and a few jawdropping moments on the road tracks! While it was a blustery day it didn't detract from the experience at all! Welcomed the hot cuppa and huge muffin! Only... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We undertook this amazing tour from our Cruise ship while in port of Wellington. Kent Clark, was our tour guide and actually owns the business, was brilliant. We travelled through the City and Suburbs in a 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser - 8 seater, before heading up the ridge that overlooked the City and Harbour from the south/west. After travelling along... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Had a great time. Kent, our host, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. A unique way to see some breathtaking scenery. The seals were pretty cool, too! Book a trip - you be glad you did.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Had booked this from a Grab One voucher as a treat for both my mother-in-law and my 3 year old daughter, both of whom love seals. We had a fabulous day for it. Our driver Jarod took us up to the Brooklyn Turnbine, where we enjoyed the best views of Wellington harbour anywhere. He was a font of information, conversation... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

A 3-4 hour trip by 4WD to the rugged south coast of Wellington which is inaccessible by car. The advertising targets the fur seals that winter here, but for me the views of the rugged countryside and the imposing views of Wellington, Cook Strait, and the coastline were the highlights. A friendly and chatty staff made the trip a really... More 

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