An exclusive sunrise excursion to Seal Bay Conservation Park, where a walk among the ‘locals’ at dawn offers an experience reminiscent of the Galapagos.

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.


Seal Bay Conservation Park is home to Australia’s third largest colony of sea lions and access at this sunrise hour is exclusive to the Southern Ocean Lodge guide and guests. It’s an extraordinary privilege to walk among the colony and observe these wild animals in their natural habitat with no-one else in sight.

An informative commentary provides insight to their unique breeding cycle, classic ‘Aussie’ lifestyle and the ongoing research programs conducted on site. After this very personal nature encounter with nature, guests travel with the guide to nearby Bales Beach where a hot gourmet breakfast will be waiting, including local fried haloumi and eggs, freshly baked banana bread and hot tea and coffee. It’s just the ticket after an early morning beach adventure.

This bespoke experience operates on a limited share basis for an exclusive safari feel. Advance bookings are recommended. Additional charges apply as shown.