Is Seal Bay worth visiting?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 12/18/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

Kangaroo Island is known as a paradise filled with picturesque views and amazing wildlife.

Kangaroo Island is the home to Seal Bay, where you can surround yourself with the lovely Australian sea lion colony.

You can learn more about the Australian sea lions on a Seal Bay tour! There are guided tours available where you can walk along the boardwalk and down to the beach where the sea lions are.

There are different tours available from a self guided tour to a sunrise tour or the experience tour.

How can I visit Seal Bay?

From Adelaide, you can reach Seal Bay by driving from the city to Cape Jervis. Then there is a 45 minute ferry to reach Penneshaw (Kangaroo Island). From Penneshaw, it will take around an hour to reach Seal Bay!

If you don’t have a car, we recommend booking a tour! There are one day and two day tours available of Kangaroo Island which stops by Seal Bay.

What else can I do on Kangaroo Island?

Kangaroo Island is a nature lovers paradise. From amazing rock formations to all the different wildlife to spot, you’ll be in awe of what Kangaroo Island has to offer.

Flinders Chase National Park

The national park has some remarkable wildlife to spot and also some key attractions to see. One of the main ones is the Remarkable Rocks which are some unique rock formations that were formed by natural erosion.

Another attraction inside the national park is the Admirals Arch where there are some New Zealand fur seals! Admirals Arch is a fascinating rock arch that you can view from the boardwalk viewpoints.

Vivonne Bay

Perhaps one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, Vivonne Bay has soft white sand and gorgeous clear blue water. Vivonne Bay is truly a picture-perfect beach and worth visiting on your trip to Kangaroo Island.


Kingscote is the largest town on Kangaroo Island and one of the best towns to stay at if you plan to visit Kangaroo Island for a few days. The town has great accommodation options, including some with seaside views!

Kangaroo Island Fresh Seafoods has some great fish and chips, or you can go to Cactus for breakfast or lunch.

Make sure you also visit Bay of Shoals Wines to taste some local wines including red and white wines.

Don’t forget to check out a one day tour or a two day tour of Kangaroo Island!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.