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Pelican Feeding

Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Kingscote
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The pelican feeding on the wharf at Kingscote was terrific and we are glad we made the time. Our 18 month old son loved it. The Pelican Man was hilarious and the pelicans and gulls put on a great show. Well worth the visit!

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Bellingen, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The gentleman who does the feeding and provides the narrative is a real character. His presentation is most entertaining, although I believe that many in the crowd were hoping he might fall into the water with the pelicans that he had been teasing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We couldn't believe how many pelicans and seagulls came and waited even before the man came with the food. He is knowledgeable and teaches you a bit about the pelicans and then the feeding frenzy begins. It was really a site to see! Come a little early to get a good seat (though none of them were really bad seats);... More

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Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We absolutely enjoyed the show! The pelican man was very entertaining and knowledgeable and made a great show. He is said to be the most photographed person at Kangaroo Island. It was definitely worth it! The show is only at 5 PM so you must plan your day around Kangaroo Island very wisely.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

As most of the activities/parks close at 5, the pelican feeding makes a good activity for an evening event. Cost $5, to be paid at the end of the feeding. Interesting to see the pelicans up close. The show last about 15 mins.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is another experience on Kangaroo Island which isn't anything spectacular for someone who has seen similar things in other places. There's some history or background on the pelicans, but I'm not so sure it's worth the time for a veteran traveler. It seems a lot of places on Kangaroo Island have been marked up ratings wise which don't really... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It was great to be able to see the pelicans up close and the guide was very knowledgeable about them

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Bathurst
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We enjoyed the hosts dry sense of humour. He has a great rapport with the pelicans. Lots of families and children enjoyed the feeding.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

5pm in Kingscote people head to the wharf to hear a short talk by John and see him feed 30 or more pelicans (and lots of seagulls scrounging too!) An interesting and fun experience for the family

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Lewisville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very commercialisd, but quick way to see pelicans up close. It is a donation charge to see, but he won't let you out without making the donation.

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