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Pelican Feeding

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Address: Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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When on Kangaroo Island you must go to Kingscote Whart to watch the feeding of the pelicans. Entrance fee reasonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Mariola24
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Hoersholm, Denmark
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Hoersholm, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When on Kangaroo Island you must go to Kingscote Whart to watch the feeding of the pelicans. Entrance fee reasonable.

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Thank Mariola24
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son really wanted to see this so we went. It was June when we visited KI and it was very cold! I nearly froze just waiting for these pelicans to be fed so that may have clouded my judgment. Anyway, the pelicans and gulls were lined up, ready and waiting. Finally along came a young woman to feed them.... More 

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Thank Elizabeth H
Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family attended the 5pm Pelican Feeding at Kingscote and it was one of the most memorable experiences of our holiday. When we first arrived we sat up the back but the man said the best seats were front and centre, which put us right in the middle of the action. Not sure if I would sit there again as... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When my kids asked if there was a fee, he said is by donation and did not mention the amount. By donation I take it as any amount that one feels like putting in the box. I had assumed that well since its pelican feeding you do get a chance to feed the pelicans......but noooo. You just hear an old... More 

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Thank 74jeremyl
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More of a feeding frenzy than anything else, but it does give you a chance to see these creatures up close and learn a lot more about them from a very knowledgeable presenter. A small donation (~$5 per adult) s recommended to keep this attraction viable.

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Thank Andrew G
Carefree, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's always fun to get up close to animals, especially when they're being fed, but this experience shows how not to do this. The pelicans and gulls are lined up and waiting. The fish is hand fed or thrown out in a big pile onto the deck. All of this encourages bold and unnatural behaviors by these birds, not to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see the pelican feeding on two occasions. The Pelicans and us were there but no one was there to feed them. Maybe this attraction is seasonal or its bring your own pelican feed?

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Its ok, nothing to shout about. Plus it isn't free as I thought it was so my advice would be to just watch from a distance or just don't bother with it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

A great family event. Lots of information and of course you get to see the pelicans and seagulls up very close. Definitely something not to be missed on this fabulous island. You can also see seals on the jetty beside the pelican feeding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We weren't sure what to expect and were pleasantly surprised with the feeding demonstration. The Pelican Man was very knowledgable and had a great sense of humour too. We loved seeing the pelicans close up. A wonderful show not be be missed.

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