Watch seals and sea lions play all year round

Visitors to Western Australia love watching these aquatic clowns playing along the coast - New Zealand fur seals and the more commonly seen Australian Sea Lions. While they are common right along the southern coast, they are most prevalent in Perth, Jurien Bay, Albany and Esperance.

It's easy to watch these furry mammals for hours as they cavort among the waves or honk their way across the beach, without a care in the world.

The Australian Sea Lion is the world's rarest, yet can be found in the protected waters of the Shoalwater Marine Park, just outside Perth.

While these beautiful mammals can be enjoyed year round, most tours operate from mid-September to late June, when they provide least impact on the breeding colonies.

For further information about Western Australia's unique marine life see Sun and Sea.