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Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre - CLOSED

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Cute little penguins to see

We made the reservation for the tour to spot the penguins at the tourist information centre. When... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2016
Aurel2c
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Bern, Switzerland
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Knowledgable staff

A small centre with information on the famous Fairy Penguins. They have a knowledgable staff who... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2016
Allan152
,
Monterey
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  • Terrible17%
Aug 20, 2016
“Closed”
Jul 8, 2016
“Closed!”
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Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Reviewed August 20, 2016

We were quite disappointed to see this place closed and apparently is because seals are eating the penguins! This is actually not true because we did another tour instead at night and the guide told us that it is not true. The seals are eating...More

Date of experience: August 2016
4  Thank AhriM1
Reviewed July 8, 2016

We really wonted to visit the Penguin Centre in Kingscote, but unfortunately, it has been closed. I understand that as a result of a variety of environmental considerations the penguins have been over hunted by New Zealand Fur Seals which has decimated the Kingscote population.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We made the reservation for the tour to spot the penguins at the tourist information centre. When we arrived at the penguin center we were first given the facts about the colony. The guide was very well informed and highly motivated to make the most...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Aurel2c
Reviewed March 10, 2016

A small centre with information on the famous Fairy Penguins. They have a knowledgable staff who lead groups to see the penguins, if you are lucky. I froze over a couple of nights and believe I saw one.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Allan152
Reviewed February 10, 2016

This is some thing that happens most night on KI. There are hundreds of Penguins and they are just wonderful to watch and the man the who feeds them has lots of knowledge of them. The only thing is take some cash with you you....the...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Liza D
Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

I love penguins and was excited to go on a night tour from the penguin centre. Sadly there seem to be no more penguins and no tours. I was very disappointed. The centre was shut and there was no information on the door - we...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank ellyshort
Reviewed November 4, 2015

While visiting the KI information center, the clerk there was initially positive about this venue. When pressed for more information, she recanted and admitted that the colony of Penguins that (used to be) there, have not been seen of late. In a nutshell, they are...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed October 13, 2015

This attraction is closed as the seals have eaten all the Penguins! You can wak down to the wharf and see seals but naturalists are in the process of relocating them!

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Angela S
Reviewed September 23, 2015

Unfortunately, due to the excess NZ Fur Seals, there are no longer any penguins left to see. There is pelican feeding nearby, $5 per person although no sign to indicate this

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank matmob
Reviewed June 3, 2015

once again I dont know how this came to be on my list with 1 star as I have never been here.Please remove it as I do not wish any harm done to this event.

Date of experience: June 2015
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