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Pelican Feeding

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Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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All reviews per adult and per child great fun small fee amazing birds fun to watch front row informative talk a lot of fun kangaroo island pelicans john donation man fed 5pm feeds wharf
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

You will find that the pelican feeding does not happen any more, i think it was not run for over three mths

Thank KILighthouseCafe
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a good thing to see if you are around Kingscote in an afternoon. The feeding usually takes place at 5pm most days. The man doing the feeding demonstration is informative and makes it an interesting watch. There are so many pelicans all waiting...More

2  Thank ahepworth82
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We have seen this display before and it was fun to watch but on our last visit he seems to be no longer and I noted he is no longer listed in the guide book. It is my thought he may have retired and is...More

3  Thank 444Larry
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We came to see the feeding of the Pelican Feeding. There were already people waiting. More and more people came. After a while, the pelicans were antsy. The leader went at the top and watched for the person who would bring his food. No one...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Kangaroo Island has plenty to offer visitors/tourists interested in flora and fauna, coastal views, history, quiet/peaceful environments and much more. Overseas visitors need to be aware that Kangaroo Island is about six times the size of Singapore with a population of about 5000 !!! RESEARCH...More

1  Thank daf57
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The locals need to be aware of what’s happening in their town. We were told there’s pelican feeding and talk at the wharf. After waiting with other tourists for awhile in the cold of the early evening we found an old worn sign stating “pelican...More

4  Thank graysand2016
Reviewed 24 April 2018

This gentleman feeds the pelicans at 5pm each day of the year, rain hail or shine. He has some wonderful knowledge to impart to anyone who is willing to listen. One can see how much he cares for the birds, pelicans, swans and seagulls alike....More

Thank Yuksmum
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Pelican feeding no longer running as of this week (April 2018). Pelicans still arrive at 5 to check though.

1  Thank Clongy
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Not the first time this attraction closes specially just before the winter when not many people are around. This time seems forever because it has a sign saying:"ceased activity" ...

1  Thank justinho3
Reviewed 15 April 2018

A great way to finish the day in Kingscote. The feeder, John, has a great sense of humour, and a depth of knowledge of the birds. A must do in Kingscote.

Thank Gregory H
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Benn O
2 February 2018|
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Response from Marcus S | Reviewed this property |
He's there every day at 5pm.
22 December 2017|
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Response from George T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, John Ayliffe is still doing it in his usual inimitable style, although not on Christmas Day.
5 November 2017|
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Response from Karen T | Reviewed this property |
Yes it did stop for a little while mid this year. I read this too. He was definitely back when we were there in September :)