The Entrance Pelican Feed

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The Entrance Pelican Feed

The Entrance Pelican Feed
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Closed till further notice. Central Coast Council has taken the opportunity during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to commence a review of this activity. The long-term view is to deliver a unique local and visitor experience focusing on education and the natural environment that works with the natural feeding behaviors of pelicans, in a sustainable and eco-friendly way.
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Marcella do Valle
Sydney, Australia43 contributions
Couples
We watched from the front row and was great. Highly recommend!
To get the front row we arrive arround 3:10pm, the announcer was already gathering people. At 3:30pm they start feeding the pelicans. All the 50 minutes we spend there we learned a few things about Pelicans and extra infos about the animal life in the area. It was for free but if you go, remember to leave a donation. They definitely deserved.
Written January 21, 2020
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Thank you for your amazing review on the Pelican feed show at The Entrance. We are pleased to hear the show was informative and you learnt a few things about the pelicans. We hope to see you again!
Written January 23, 2020
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Gegace
Dee Why, Australia18 contributions
Family
The place is great Families with young kids. There’s a play area for little ones and rides for my older kids. Pelican feeding is great experience for kids and adults too. Food store is accessible and parking is free.
Written January 7, 2020
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Thank you for your lovely review on The Entrance Town, we are pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed the Pelican feed show at The Entrance.
Written January 10, 2020
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Marija Z
76 contributions
Friends
Just to see these big birds acting like domestic animals was amazing. They gather freely at the same time everyday to be hand fed. It is nice to see how locals take care of these birds.
Written November 12, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to write an amazing review. We are pleased to hear you had a wonderful experience at the Pelican Feed at The Entrance.
Written November 13, 2019
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TheDoor_isopen
Tuggeranong, Australia2,806 contributions
We walked here from our accommodation as it's supposed to be the No. 1 attraction in The Entrance. I understand the activity is operated by volunteers.
We watched with our 5-year old for about 5 minutes after which she asked to leave.
We had a great deal of trouble trying to hear the information the presenter was saying due to the poor sound of the PA system. Also, we didn't see any audience participation. Maybe it's dangerous.
This "attraction" is OK if you're staying in town but don't drive a long way to see it. Had we done this we'd have been disappointed.
Written January 19, 2020
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We are sorry to hear you did not have a positive experience during your visit to the Pelican Feed. The PA system is reasonably new, but we will keep an eye on this to make sure there is no issue with the system. When we have strong winds, unfortunately this can interfere a little. We do encourage the Volunteers to keep a safe distance, when possible, between the public and the pelicans as they are wild birds. Our volunteers do their very best to ensure the pelican feed is delivered in a safe manner, both to the public and the pelicans. We thank you and appreciate you providing us feedback.
Written January 31, 2020
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GSJames67
Ballarat, Australia138 contributions
Couples
Fantastic experience. I love pelicans. This place is well worth the time. Get here at least 35 min before show time. So many people come to the feeding show. Be respectful to the pelicans. The are tourist who get so close to the birds for photos then get surprisedwhen the snap at them. These are wild animals.
Written November 9, 2019
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Thank you for the great feedback of the Pelican Feed! We're glad you enjoyed the experience.
Written November 10, 2019
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KRGR24
Liverpool, UK115 contributions
We took our 4 year old grandson who just loved seeing the pelicans being fed and up close. A bit difficult to get a good spot as lots of the adults were pushing to the front. The information given was interesting.
Written May 24, 2019
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Thank you for your detailed feedback! We're glad you and your family enjoyed the experience.
Written May 25, 2019
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mrwjc
Sydney77 contributions
Couples
My wife & I just had a 1 night stay at The Entrance, we went for a walk to the town centre at The Entrance to see the pelican feeding which happens each day at 3:30pm. We have been to the pelican feeding on a few occasions in the past. It is a fun experience for anyone, there is a commentary given about the pelicans while they are being fed. Some of the pelicans walk through the gathered crowd, you need to be there early to get a good seat.
Written August 7, 2018
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Thank for your great review regarding the pelican feeding. We are pleased to hear you had a positive experience at the show. I will pass your comments onto the pelican feed coordinators.
Written August 8, 2018
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Louise Paul
Berkeley Vale, Australia53 contributions
Friends
No matter what your age, this will always be fascinating. You get to sit and watch the pelicans being fed, getting up close and personal to the birds. They are such majestic creatures. We could not tire of watching them.
Written May 24, 2016
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Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the pelican feed.
Written May 25, 2016
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_ES1_1
Sydney89 contributions
Couples
Good opportunity to see the pelicans and learn about them. Gets very busy so get there a little early.
Written December 28, 2019
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Thank you for your review on the Pelican feed, we are please to hear you enjoyed the show at The Entrance.
Written December 30, 2019
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jazzmuso7
Sydney, Australia78 contributions
Ok so it’s a bit touristy and there are a lot of people but we still got a decent view of the pelican feeding. Recommended.
Written March 10, 2019
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Thank you Jazzmuso7 for your review. We are pleased to hear you had a great experience at the Pelican feeding at The Entrance.
Written March 11, 2019
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The Entrance Pelican Feed is open:
  • Sun - Sat 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM