Half Day Seal Colony Tour

Half Day Seal Colony Tour

The Wild Wellington Nature Tour is a Half Day tour of Wellington’s extraordinary natural flora and fauna including a visit to Tongue Point Seal colony. The wild forces of nature all collide within Wellington’s dramatic landscape. It is home to mythical beasts, is the source of wondrous legends, and has been ravaged by earthquakes and cyclones.

Before we get to the seals, the tour departs from central Wellington and we travel past some of the city’s most famous icons on our way to the suburb of Karori and soon leave the city limits and drive through a real slice of rural New Zealand.

Enjoy an exhilarating journey through Terawhiti Station to the dramatic Seal Coast south of the city. Home of New Zealand’s most modern wind farm, Terawhiti Station is also a working beef and sheep farm.

As we drive through the farm we discuss the history of farming and electricity generation in the area. We will drive you across a live active fault line, over rocky beachfront and around headlands to visit a colony of Wild New Zealand Fur seals. The views on this tour are exceptional – weather permitting, you’ll see the Tasman Sea meet the Pacific Ocean, the tumultuous waters of Cook Strait separating the North and South Islands, and the distant mountain ranges of the South Island.

Fur Seals are at the colony all year round, but peak Seal numbers are May ~ August. The farm is a working farm, so the animals we see will depend on time of year.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Guided Nature Tours & Walks
From: Wellington to Wellington
Price: From (NZD) $110 per person
Duration: 3 hours
Tour Code: scwf

Inclusions

3 hour tour
Accommodation pick up & drop off
Morning or afternoon tea included
New Zealand Fur Seal Colony and Farm Entry

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Daily
  • Departure Point: Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Departure Time: 9:30am or 1:30pm
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Return Details: 12:30pm or 16:30pm return to your hotel

Important Information

  • Fur Seals are at the colony all year round, but peak seal numbers are May – August.
  • The farm is a working farm, so the animals we see will depend on the time of year.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher

General Information

  • Child discount is available for children aged 3 to 14. Infants free of charge under 2 years old.
  • Medium fitness level required.

Booking Form: Half Day Seal Colony Tour

Half Day Seal Colony Tour
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Tour Code: scwf
From (NZD) $110 per person
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