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Pelican Feeding

Address: Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions 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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Adelaide
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

...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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Perth, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It was a amazing how all the pelicans started gathering around and the man who runs the feeding makes jokes, but when he threw all the fish in the pelicans were climbing all over each other in their feeding frenzy it kind of grosed me out. In saying that it's a MUST DO, I'm not sure I've ever seen anything... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I was disappointed to see so many seagulls being fed while the pelicans watched. Then when the bucket was almost empty he threw the last lot of fish to the pelicans, of which only 2 got any out of about 15 standing around him. Also, at the Sealink Office in Kingscote they told me it was a gold coin donation... More 

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

This was an informative and entertaining show that we stumbled upon while out touring the island. The guy that ran it tho was extremely rude. There were tourists out on the rocks to the side of the viewing stand and the pelican guy refused to continue with the show until they either came in or walked away. We were a... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We turned up on a rather rainy afternoon but soon enough there were many people gathered for the 5pm show. We knew about the $5 per person fee in advance (having looked into all the things to do in KI) so weren't fussed about that. We stood up the very back but still got to see a good show and... More 

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Seaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

On arriving at Kingscote on Kangaroo Island, this was one of our first attractions. A small charge is made but well worth it for seeing this daily routine of feeding,

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Sydney, Australia
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54 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We loved the whole show. The guy who ran it has been doing it for a long time judging by the pictures. He is knowledgeable and entertaining. A must see

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