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Address: Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Phone Number: (08) 8553 3112
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NO night pictures allowed! You have to stay on walking paths and is smells like poo where the penguins are

You wait for the birds to come in from the surf, but with no flash allowed, you can’t get any good pictures. Be prepared for the smell! It might be worse depending on the heat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Sorry to say it was lovely seeing the pelicans being fed and to hear the commentary but the attitude of the presenter was nothing short of arrogant. Spoilt the visit. He was very rude to some people standing outside of the barriers.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

once again I dont know how this came to be on my list with 1 star as I have never been here.Please remove it as I do not wish any harm done to this event.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

You wait for the birds to come in from the surf, but with no flash allowed, you can’t get any good pictures. Be prepared for the smell! It might be worse depending on the heat and the wind, but the closer you are to the penguins the more it smells bad. The interpretive centre was interesting and they have a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Well it wasn't in operation any longer. There are a few fenced off walk ways which you can go on and look for them but truthfully there where just wooden boxes for the penguins. But I don't think any or at least many had or have been used. Walked along the area several times and different times. But alas I... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I went to there with my boy(2yo). Feeding was nice, but talk and waiting time was a bit long for kids. so we couldn't stay there till last. And we couldn't see any penguins there. I heard just 5 penguins now.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

What more can I say? Several attractions on KI are temporarily closed, but I think that means permantely. This attraction has really closed down according to the pamphlet from the visitors centre and what's more when you go past the building you can see that it has been cleared out.

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Savona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

is a very nice experience for night show pinguine. Singular emotion to see in a very small distance this particular and deliciouse animals wow !!!!! Super..........................

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Kingscote, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Really well presented with good sense of humour. Grand children want to go whenever they can. A must for all ages. great seating steps for all to see and can view from top for wheelchair people.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was an amazing day and so peaceful. The tour guide I had was fantastic. The amazement of the sunset on the beach watching the penguins arriving was amazing. I cannot wait to come back.

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jennyKIsland, Owner at Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre, responded to this review

Hello C T, Unfortunately you email has come to the Kingscote Penguin Centre (Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre) instead of the Penneshaw Penguin Centre which doesn't have a Trip Advisor account. I am one of the owner/operators of the Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre in Kingscote and we closed our business in Kingscote on November 21st 2013, because of lack of Penguins... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The place is well kept & the guide is friendly. Unfortunately, it is deeply regretted to note that the penguins have really dwindled during our visit. We are only able to view only ONE penguin during our entire night outing. Apparently the New Zealand sea lions have been making penguins as their staple food which resulted in their shrinking population.... More 

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