The KI Penguin Center provides tours of the Kingscote Penguin Sanctuary. The birds are only onshore at night and acess to the sanctuary is restricted to tours lead by the Center. This is one of the few locations in Australia the Fairy Penguins are found. On the night we went, we saw 6 baby penguins, two being fed by one of their parents. Tours start at 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm. If you have kids, do the early tour, by the time we had a group orientation and walked to the beach and back, it was close to 9:30 when we were done. Be sure to wear good walking shoes because although part of the walk is on a disabled accessible walkway, the tour does go down to the beach. It can be cool and windy on the beach at night, so a windbreaker is a good idea. Flash photography is not allowed- it startles the penguins, but the tour guides spotlight the birds with red lights. I was able to get some reasonable photos with a small digital camera by this light. Funds from the tour help support the work of the center in helping to protect the Fairy Penguin.
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