The award-winning luxury lodge on Kangaroo Island’s remote southwest coast, Southern Ocean Lodge has announced a new, exclusive experience offering guests an up-close and personal encounter with sea lions at sunrise.
By special arrangement with South Australia’s Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) which manages the Park, Southern Ocean Lodge has exclusive access to Seal Bay in the quiet of the morning from 6am, before it opens to the public.
Bookable on a private basis for solo travelers, couples, families and small groups, the Seal Bay Sunrise Exclusive guarantees private access to the Seal Bay Conservation Park and promises a tranquil and unforgettable experience with the resident sea lions.
The Seal Bay Sunrise Exclusive includes a personally-guided encounter with sea lions led by a Southern Ocean Lodge guide, followed by a gourmet breakfast served on the beach at Bales Beach, where there are sometimes dolphins, fur seals and sea lions surfing the waves.
“To see the sun come up over the Southern Ocean and the sea lions – large and small – emerge from the sand dunes to make their way to the beach is a wonderful experience,” Southern Ocean Lodge owner James Ballie says.
“Having a whole beach to yourself is a rare treat; having a beach full of sea lions to yourself is just incredible.”