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Penneshaw Penguin Centre

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Corner Middle Terrace and Bay Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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penguin viewing

Evening tour. Expert guide knows where to look. There were some right near the headquarters. A... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
barrysh
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Memphis, Tennessee
Too late and too early for a tour

We arrived at the Centre in late January, too late to make a tour as the notice said at the Centre... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2018
Bob D
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Adelaide, Australia
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Corner Middle Terrace and Bay Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Evening tour. Expert guide knows where to look. There were some right near the headquarters. A few more closer to the shore. Also gave us an astronomy introduction. Star viewing great in that area. Good to see the penguins as they may disappear due to...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2018

We arrived at the Centre in late January, too late to make a tour as the notice said at the Centre and too early for the re-opening in March. We have visited the Centre several times over the years and felt this time that the...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

So good to visit this place and find that we got penguins as well on this amazing kangaroo island not to be missed

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Reviewed September 2, 2017

I was so amazed to see how passionate is the woman who runs this place! She was so kind and great! The pinguins were very adorable!! She even asked to stay a to the next session for free which would have been great if i...More

2  Thank amelbc
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

We saw a pair of penguins and they would talk. I loved the sounds they made. The tour was definitely worth the money we paid. I have a feeling the penguins were just starting to show up, but we got to see some anyway. At...More

3  Thank hazelr918
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Reviewed April 28, 2017

We took the evening tour during our KI visit last week. Walked around with the guide and spotted a few adorable penguins nesting in the distance with the provided special red flashlights. The guide seems nice and knowledgeable, but was very awkward, quiet, and difficult...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2017

We did the 7pm guided tour walk. The guide was extremely knowledgable and he knew all the good spots to see the penguins. He was very quiet though and didn't have great people skills - he was very much a scientist. Overall it was a...More

1  Thank Bethany B
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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Too dark to see the pinguins. After 9 you need to have a torch. The tour guy is very knowledgeable. That was the only good thing i learned something new from him.

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Reviewed November 18, 2016

We did the 830pm tour of the Penneshaw Penguin Centre a couple of weeks ago and had a fabulous time. Good to see the care that is taken to protect and conserve the remaining penguins living on the island. The walk was excellent with lots...More

2  Thank JGDynamo
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Reviewed June 12, 2016

We were very grateful to see the Penguins in Jun-16. We were lucky to see 2 separate females, and 3 couple on our 6pm Evening walk with the Penguin Centre guide. They were very cute. At $13 each I can only imagine the cost contributes...More

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Kim T
February 28, 2015|
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Response from Foot-Soldier-4 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Kim, No worries. You should be fine. The penguin tour won't start until after dark. That's when the penguins come onshore. I don't know about Apr but we did the 8:30pm tour back in Jun. The Penneshaw Penguin Centre... More
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