We were absolutely devastated to find out that there are so few penguins left on the island! We had been warned at the start of the year that numbers were declining rapidly, but they had hoped that numbers would improve once the hatchlings started...
I'm not surprised at all that Kingscote Penguin Centre has closed, and I think it's time that Penneshaw did too. Our guide seemed depressed and just went through the motions. We didn't see or hear any penguins while on the tour, despite being able to hear them from our balcony a few hundred metres away.
Don't waste your money until the penguin populations increase again - our last visit 3 years ago was just terrific and informative.
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