Seal Coast Safari

Approximately 3 hours
Easy Activity  Snack  Limited Capacity

This half-day safari offers a unique view of the rugged beauty of the South Coast where a seal colony is situated.

Travel is by 4x4 vehicle, with much of the driving over unpaved roads and along the beach.

In addition, you’ll traverse a large coastal ranch or station—keep an eye out for wild goats and horses as well as deer, ostriches and beef cattle.

You’ll hear tales of the early farmers’ exploits and pass Wellington’s seismic fault line en route to the coast.

Take in spectacular views of the city and, weather permitting, the South Island, some 30 miles away.

The impressive coastline and the seals are the main attraction on this safari. Tongue Point is home to the New Zealand fur seal and the famous Leaning Lighthouse. Here, you will have the opportunity to get close to the seals as they bask on the rocks and go for frequent swims in the sea in search of food.

Tea or coffee is served as you commune with the seals, before you journey around the rocky bays and black-sand beaches back to Wellington.


Minimum age is 2 years. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with back problems.


This excursion is led in English