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“If you want to see fairy penguins ...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre

Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre
Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
(08) 8553 3112
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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“If you want to see fairy penguins ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We took a tour with about 12 other people to see the fairy penguins. It is after dark and unfortunately you don't get to see the emerge from the water. Instead, most of the spottings are while they are hanging out by their nests. I'm glad we got to see them and it was worth the price of admission, but it's a bummer to go through the whole experience and not be able to take any pictures of them (they are afraid of the light). We took a picture of the penguin crossing sign instead (don't get to see those everyday).

Visited June 2011
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Hamburg, Germany
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“Got to See Penguins”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

The tour was just ok. Informative enough, but the group was too big and you can only do after dark, so only see the little guys in a red light that doesn't bother them as much as a normal flashlight would. We got to see plenty of them and were cute. I don't know what to recommend as an alternative to this tour, though, but at least it's not too expensive.

Visited April 2012
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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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“Agree with recent review...pelican feeding was better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Went with my 11 year old daughter. The groups were way too big. There were many younger kids in our group, and they, and their parents were always the lucky ones to see the penguins. I saw one. My daughter was lucky enough to see a bit more.

They should really make the group sizes smaller...like about10 in each group.

Visited April 2012
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Port Augusta, Australia
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“Dull experience, pelican feeding trumps it for entertainment.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Familiy of four undertook the penguin tour in Kingscote. As part of a large group the only people who were able to see the penguins were those at the front near the guide, the remainder missed out. A pelican feeding display held two hours prior was very entertaining in comparison and made the travel to Kingscote worthwhile. Would not recommend the penguin tour to anyone who has seen these little critters elsewhere.

Visited April 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Kangaroo Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

A wonderful day, you really need a couple at least, the only down side is that the ferry is very expensive... so much to see over there, and loved the seals.. that was magical...

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