- Our tour begins by going up the Brooklyn Hill to a wind turbine where guests can take in the great views of the city, the Cook Strait and the South Island.
- From there we then travel through the hills of private farmland towards Wellingtons south coast.
- On this private farmland you can encounter a number of animals including, goats, Red Deer and ostriches! (They can be shy so we can't guarantee!).
- Once on the coast, we drive along the beaches and stop to view (from a distance) the famous Leaning Lighthouse where we stop for a tea, coffee and a gourmet muffin with the seals
- We offer these 3-hour Safaris in both the morning and afternoon the morning Safari leaves at 10.00am and the afternoon Safari leaves at 1.30pm.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Free Cancellation
- Duration: 3 Hrs
Departure Time :
Tours depart twice a day at 10.00am & 1.30pm.
Departure Details :
Seal Coast Safari, 145 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
Our starting point is the Wellington i-SITE bus stop located at 145 Wakefield Street, opp.. read more
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
Seal Coast Safari Wellington Tours offers exclusive scenic tours to Wellingtons rugged coast line, offering sublime views, exclusive access to private farmland and the chance to encounter New Zealand fur seals up close and personal. Come and enjoy the best Wellington has to offer and have a cup of coffee and gourmet muffin with the seals, whilst taking in the true beauty of Wellington.
Please note: We cannot take private bookings from Cruise Ship passengers- you must book through your on board excursion agent.
Know More about this tour
Morning or afternoon tea
Coffee and/or Tea
Hotel pickup and drop-off on request- no extra charge depending on the location
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Infant seats available
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
We enjoyed this tour, but we wish we could've gotten a short tour of the actual city at the end too. I believe it would be a more well rounded tour if you extended it a bit, and added some time to drive around the city with a couple of quick stops at important locations within the city. We had plenty of time left over before we had to get back on the cruise ship, but definitely didn't use this time as wisely as if you guys would've taken us around. We were lost wandering around for a while and then just ended up having a beer at a bar before catching the shuttle back to the ship. Adding an hour or hour and a half to this tour, and including some city commentary with quick photo stops would make this tour even better than it is.
Regarding the seals, we didn't see very many, only 2, but we were happy to see at least those 2. We were worried since it was sooooooo windy, but we were able to get a bunch of great pictures of the 2 seals. They were all out at sea since it was super windy on land. We got to see the wind turbines and get some nice pictures from up there. Saw a couple wild goats as well. It was a nice tour, and the fact it was just 4 people was great, the smaller the group the more intimate the experience.
Thank you so much for a great day!
I was afraid that we were not going to be able to book the trip because it was midnight when I had a chance to go online but I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to complete the booking before I went to sleep. We were picked up at the hotel promptly at 1:30pm and our guide quickly made us feel comfortable with the others who were on the same trip. He patiently explained to us the stops that we were going to make and the significance of each. As we went through the places, he shared bits and pieces of history without making me feel as if I was an ignorant tourist. The ride along the coast over thick sand and rocks generated excitement and a sense of risk-taking without really having to take any risks. A well calibrated adventure for senior citizens.
A well run, informative and enjoyable view of natural seal colony, on the rugged south coast of Wellington. Great 4WD operator and felt safe at all times, while exploring thus rugged area. Top tour!👍