The Nature Experience Of A Lifetime!

Take a unique journey from the charming shoreline village of Akaroa, up over the rim of an extinct volcano, past spectacular farmland and ocean views, and down eastern slopes to the Pacific Ocean. There, at the foot of one-hundred-metre cliffs, we will encounter an adorable colony of New Zealand Fur Seals, swimming and sun bathing amongst 8-million-year-old volcanic deposits.

Seal Tour Highlights

  • See New Zealand Fur Seals in their natural habitat

  • Small tour groups (2-6 people)

  • Spectacular ocean and farmland views

  • Ancient volcanic rock formations

  • An entertaining mix of agriculture, biology, geology and history

  • A unique experience - the seal colony is not accessible by the general public

  • Complementary light refreshments at the seal colony

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Group of New Zealand Fur Seals at Akaroa seal colony safari

Photo by Kerry Walker

This tour was a great experience. Paul, a retired farmer, took us across his land to view the colony. On the way he explained about the history of the area, originally a French settlement, and about farming and conservation too. He was knowledgeable, friendly and baked great muffins to accompany our cuppa while we were out too.

I would recommend stout shoes or walking boots because, while the distance walked isn’t far, you do have to walk over the big rocks on the beach.

And as for the seals... who can resist those eyes? I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is in the area.

Photo by Margaret and Paul Sikora

Photo by Sjoerd and Doreen Nienhuys

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