Shore Excursion Details

Seal Coast Safari

Wellington, New Zealand

Seal Coast Safari


  • 31/4
    hrs Estimate Duration

Take off on a 4-wheel-drive vehicle specifically designed for traversing rugged terrain. The landscape surrounding Wellington is wonderfully wild, so you can expect an incredible scenic ride. At Tongue Point, you’ll drive onto the beach to observe a thriving colony of fur seals in their natural habitat.

Once pushed to the brink of extinction, fur seals have made a steady comeback since being protected by law in 1978. While their thick layers of fat and fur allow them to endure long periods of time in the water, fur seals can overheat while on land, so they often head back to the sea. A typical dive may last between one to two minutes, although fur seals can remain underwater for as long as eleven minutes. Being carnivorous, they feed on fish, squid and octopus. You’ll spend some time watching the quite social animals at play by the beach and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with a muffin.

Need to Know:

Note: Tour involves walking over a sandy beach and rocky surfaces. This tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair or have limited mobility. Participants must be able to manage a few steps to get on/off the vehicle. Tour involves rough off-road driving. This tour is not recommended for guests with back, hip or neck injuries, those who suffer motion sickness/vertigo or pregnant women. There are no toilet facilities either en route or at the beach. Casual clothing; flat, sturdy walking shoes and a light jacket or raincoat is recommended. Tour operates with a driver/guide.

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Excursion Type:

Wildlife Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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