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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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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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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were walking around the jetty and saw the sign , so we walked in around 4:45 and took pictures of the pelicans. Then at 5 pm the guy started his feeding, which was quite cruel to watch for me, as he was feeding mostly the seagulls and encouraging the pelicans to steal the fishes from the seagulls and then... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

At 5pm every day you can see the Pelicans being fed. The birds start arriving about 30 mins before this and wait expectantly. The presenter is entertaining and informative about the birds. He handles the greedy Pelicans expertly in the 10 minute show. You will be asked to contribute $5(adults),$3(kids) to help pay for the fish which he buys out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Came across this by chance on our first night on KI after we had taken a walk on the jetty. We enjoyed the show, but were caught out by the unadvertised fee. (We weren't the only ones on the night either). Cash only, no eftpos! Ensure you come with some cash!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Enjoy the encounter. Interesting to know some more about the beautiful big birds. Best of all, fun to watch the feeding frenzy. Respect the guy (John) who does this everyday at 1700hr.

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Address: Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Kangaroo Island  >  Kingscote

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