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Pelican Feeding

Address: Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #19 of 41 things to do in Kingscote
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks

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Ballerup, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

When in Kingscote, you must visit "the pelicanman". It is very amusing to see a guy care for free animals like this, and do it in this entertaining manner.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Good session with about 40 pelicans all patiently waiting. You will need to pay $5 pp and this is not advertised

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Northern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed this show. Where else on this Island can you see these magnificent Pelicans so close up and flying immediately overhead? If you can’t take a joke, or are a tight wad, then skip this show. Plus don’t blame John the Pelican Man for the pay after the show part – blame who every told you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I accompanied international friends to the pelican feeding and stood under the verandah at the back because it was so hot. Even though I wasn't interested in the show and was merely after some respite from the heat, I was promptly advised that i'd have to pay the $5 fee, regardless of whether i'm sitting or standing. After unwillingly handing... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

OK, just. What we didn't like is that there is no mention of a cost, or what that is, until partway through his spiel and then shames anyone who doesn't pay up. If we had known upfront then probably only the kids would have bothered. Also quite biaised with the information about the Penguin decline as he has a vested... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Slightly entertaining - cost a fortune. They sit you in for free, then make you pay to get out. And pay you will. A straight-out exploitation of natural resources for money. That is all.

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Adelaide
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Loved this. This guy comes straight from the heart showing his love of pelicans at Kingscote. I recommend this highly. Great experience

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is well worth your while. A very entertaining show with wild birds. The kids will have a blast. For a nominal fee, the show will also include the occassional gull.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

...very touristy and hasn't changed probably ever but one of those things you've got to do. It's all over pretty quick and you are strongly encouraged to contribute financially but the kids loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Every time I come to Kingscote, I go down to watch the Pelican feeding. There is something majestic about watching a flock of pelicans come in to await their nightly feed from an entertaining gentleman with a good line of patter. What I didn't like every time, was the people who decided that it was free entertainment and tried to... More 

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