Seals at Sunrise

Nov 04, 2017

The Australian sea-lions at Seal Bay are living the Australian lifestyle – a great seafood diet, stretching out on a white sandy beach before heading out for a quick surf. The colony of around 1000 animals live on the beach year-round and are accustomed to visitors, but only a privileged few may enjoy the encounter at sunrise.

Access to Seal Bay at this time is exclusive to the Southern Ocean Lodge guide and guests. A pre-dawn departure from the lodge offers guests an incredible experience as the sun rises over the ocean and the sea lions emerge from the protection of the sand-dunes and head to the beach. It’s an extraordinary experience to walk among the colony and observe these wild animals in their natural habitat with no-one else in sight. Throughout the tour, the Lodge guide shares an informative commentary providing insight to the mammal’s unique breeding cycle and the ongoing research programs conducted on site. After the personal-meets-nature encounter, travel to nearby Bales Beach where a gourmet breakfast feast set among the dunes will be waiting, a satisfying antidote to the early start.

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