What time of day is best to see sea lions?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 02/03/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

Kangaroo Island is a perfect little paradise. Full of beautiful beaches, turquoise water, and a lot of greenery on the island. There is so much to do at Kangaroo Island after you’ve watched the sea lions on the beach.

Credit: Tourism South Australia

Watching the sea lions at Seal Bay is one of the most popular attractions to do at Kangaroo Island. You’ll love watching these sea lions roll around on the sand or having fun in the ocean. They are always relaxing at the bay, so you’ll see some at any time of the day. One of the best times to spot them is before 11 AM or after 1 PM. This is when there are fewer people on the boardwalk.

You will need to buy tickets to see the cute sea lions. There are three tour times that operate before and after 11 AM and 1 PM if you want to avoid crowds. After seeing these amazing animals, you can explore the rest of Kangaroo Island. Here we’ve got some ideas for you.

What else can I do at Kangaroo Island?

Kangaroo Island is a perfect little paradise. Full of beautiful beaches, turquoise water, and a lot of greenery. There is so much to do at Kangaroo Island!

Flinders Chase National Park

Flinders Chase National Park is one of South Australia’s favourites. There’s a huge variety of wildlife, many attractions and fun things to do. You can look at Admirals Arch which is one of the island’s popular attractions. You can also spot some fur seals near the arch! There are multiple walks for you to enjoy with a fun trail for any fitness level.

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

You’ll love this wildlife park as there’s a range of activities you can do. Aside from seeing all the wildlife, you can even interact with a few of them! You can feed kangaroos and wallabies, hold a koala, or meet a dingo. There are more encounters you can have with other wildlife too.

Vivonne Bay

Vivonne Bay will remind you of a beautiful summer holiday in Europe. When you see the beach, it is truly one of the most mesmerising beaches you probably have been to. The sand is almost white, and the water is so blue and clear. You’ll never want to leave Vivonne Bay once you’re there.

If you have a day, we recommend booking a one day tour to Kangaroo Island. Or you can book a two day tour to Kangaroo Island. Both tours stop by Seal Bay to watch the sea lions! Plus, you get to do a lot more on 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.