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“Mr Penguin introduction”
Review of Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre - CLOSED

Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Although this is not the right season to spot penguins - it is the moulting season - in Kangaroo island we where able to spot a few of them through the rocks thanks to the experienced guides of the Penguin Centre that tought us about the penguin lifes and show us around. Fantastic was the last penguin we saw. He was a fat, proud presence that was looking at us very courious but at the same time annoied by the visit.

Thank Grace772
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

The penguin center is quite clear about how many penguins you could see on a particular evening. The sign stated "3 to 16" before we paid, so our expectations were low. Our kids loved the experience , however if you have been to Phillip Island, Victoria then you will be disappointed.

The guide was a little quirky, spoke quite negatively about life on the Island and was a little too transparent about his personal life.

If you are going then take a RED flashlight so you can peer under the rocks yourself; white flashlight will startle the penguin. The guide advised that some smart phones have apps that can do this.

1  Thank tux43
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

This was great even though the penguin numbers were low. We saw about 10 penguins on our tour and had an excellent time trying to spot them with the guides red torch light. Well worth doing.

Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Whilst we were disappointed that we didn't get to see many penguins we understand that it's not always possible and the staff were very honest that we wouldn't be likely to see many before we even set off and made sure we still wanted to go.

Thank Eve D
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Too many people crowded into a tiny strip of beach at night and of course what are those little penguins gonna do when the guide shines his red light on them so we can see them? Hide, of course. Saw three. Glad I did it but better keep your expectations LOW or you'll be disappointed.

Thank JuliaHal
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