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Address: Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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John the Pelican man shows up pretty much every day at 5:00 PM at the Kingscote Wharf on Kangaroo Island to feed the Australian White Pelicans, several dozen of which are waiting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

John the Pelican man shows up pretty much every day at 5:00 PM at the Kingscote Wharf on Kangaroo Island to feed the Australian White Pelicans, several dozen of which are waiting on the wharf for John's arrival. What follows is a fifteen minute highly educational and marvelously entertaining show featuring John, a bunch of fly-by seagulls retrieving fish thrown... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Big fat greedy Pelicans waiting to be fed. What a view. Really fun thing to see when a seagull standing on an old man's hat, and when Pelicans fight over food. An interesting activity to do before dinner.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At 5pm each night near the Kingscote jetty area you can share a great experience watching pelicans and a couple types of seagulls being fed. The feeding presentation goes for about 20 minutes so don't be late. Once fed, the pelicans in small groups fly off and that is an experience in itself. Don't forget your camera. A $3 donation... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At 5pm if you are around in Kingscote, go to see the Pelican Man (I think his name is John, if I remember correctly) feed the pelicans. They are massive and hungry. It's a great sight and a good activity at that time of the day when most tourist sites are closed. Be prepared to contribute $5 for each adult... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is something different. John is very passionate and knowledgable about the pelicans. To do this every evening, shows amazing dedication. Well worth the $5 he charges, considering that the fish he feeds to the pelicans costs him $40,000AU annually.

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Thank Kiwibird248
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed joining in with others watching the pelicans and listening to fun, facinating facts.

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Thank SuzTripReviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good fun. Very knowledgeable and very entertaining. Those pelicans sure look hungry and definitely get to eat some fine local seafood.

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Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice, very impressive to see the flocks of pelicans waiting to get fed. Funny guy too, I forgot his name but cool guy. Free if you're with a group, $5 otherwise.

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Jersey, Channel Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

John 'The Pelican Man' feeds the Pelicans at 5 pm everyday of the year, he provides an entertaining/informative commentary and seeks a donation of $5 per adult and $3 for children for watching. It is a great show and although feeding wild birds seems somewhat unethical well worth seeing.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found out about this feeding session by reading it in a travel brochure. The hotel told us the time but forgot to mention that it was not free so I had to run back to the hotel to get the money. The Pelicans are real characters and so are the gulls that perch on Ian's head. Well worth making time... More 

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