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Address: Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Pelican Feeding - Worth Seeing

$5 fee per person well worth it for an up close view of pelican feeding. There is plenty of seating if you arrive early before 5pm. You can take as many photos, the pelicans are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Pelican Man is very entertaining, and the Pelicans themselves more so. It's an easy $5 fee towards the good cause of feeding the Pelicans, and a worthwhile spectacle. Educational too!

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

great fun and very informative too we all enjoyed it but Kingscote doesn't have much else to see or do

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

You watch pelikan feeding. Amazing. Make sure to be properrly dressed, it might be very windy. The cost is small. Must do!

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I am sorry but having to pay to watch this spoilt it for me. I had been before and was happy to put money in a bucket. You can get great photos of Pelicans on this spot earlier in the day. Bitterly cold in July so wrap up for the half hour talk.

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went for a weekend to Kangaroo Island and stayed in a beautiful cottage in Kingscote. After a lovely afternoon of bird watching we were looking for a penguin tour and were advised to go down to the jetty for information. When we got there we found no sign of a penguin tour but after a few minutes a man... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Must do on Kangaroo Island, great for young children, families or anyone who enjoys a laugh, an amazing array of local bird life chasing a feed and a very entertaining host who throws in a little quality education to round out the experience

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Pelican feeding was one of the highlights of our trip. Not only are the pelicans great fun and unusual to see so many so close up; the 'feeder' is hilarious as well as informative.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

First of all, if you have not ever seen an Australian Pelican, they are cool-looking birds! Their eyes are almost cartoon-like, and they certainly make a sweet water landing! The gentleman doing the feeding is very informative and entertaining. I know that some folks were complaining about the minimal fee he charges at the end, but it is my understanding... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

$5 fee per person well worth it for an up close view of pelican feeding. There is plenty of seating if you arrive early before 5pm. You can take as many photos, the pelicans are magnificent birds although they appear goofy like especially when they gobbling down fish :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The show was fun. However it isn't until he was into his speech did he mention the fee. No receipts. I think he should ask for a gold coin donation.

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