Best time to travel to Victoria

Fur Seal Breeding Season

At the rookery of fur seals, there is constant turmoil: some pups sleep, some get food, some play, some snarl at neighbours or even climb the rocks

Fur Seal Breeding Season in Victoria 2019 - Best Time
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© Chris Ring

Seal Rocks at Phillip Island host a huge rookery of fur seals that relax in the sun. It is one of the largest fur seal colonies in Australia, where more than 16,000 mammals usually live.

From October to December runs the breeding season and you can see large fur seals who bask in the sun, bathe in the waters, and feed their cubs. In addition, you can cruise along the coast by boat, where the fur seals swim closer. These curious animals drift near your boat and gladly swim to people.