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Pelican Feeding

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Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great show marred by the charge. The charge needs to advertised by a notice on the viewing area BEFORE you enter the area. Be upfront about the charge $4/$5 and the complaints would disappear. I am wondering if there is a bylaw not allowing the...More

5  Thank Cadbysh
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Not sure how much fee was to watch. We saw just as much by arriving late and standing back. Best sight of pelicans is along the waterfront in the early evening when at least a dozen pelicans "surf" the air currents above you, for at...More

Thank patchworklizzie
Reviewed 15 January 2018

It is really interesting to learn about the pelicans and some of the other birds that live around the sea. It was also fascinating to watch the feed. We weren't told about the "entry donation" until after the "show" had commenced. This was too late...More

8  Thank AussieRhino
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Bring $5 per person ($4 for children) to avoid embarrassment. He mentions the fee at the beginning of the show and if you try and walk out at the end without paying you will be very embarrassed as he shares his disappoint with you. Otherwise,...More

2  Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Great. Local does a fabulous job presenting and pelicans are funny. Make sure you bring change as donations of $5 per person. Watching 5 pelicans chase a seagull was just hilarious ( no gulls get hurt).

Thank pandamatrix
Reviewed 10 January 2018

As I was staying in Kingscote, I had seen the signs pointing out pelican feeding and came across the old man talking. At the end of his talking he proceeded to block the way out and demand $5 per head. I had no idea that...More

8  Thank Jaffas2066
Reviewed 9 January 2018

At first we didn't know he was going to charge but at the end of his presentation it was worth the $5.00.

1  Thank harvard1078
Reviewed 7 January 2018

There are plenty of indications that the show starts at 5pm and certainly the Pelicans know what time to be there even though they do not have time pieces. The feeder dos a great job telling plenty of anecdotes about Pelicans (& other seabirds). It...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We missed the entire show and only hopped in to grab some close up pics of pelicans (which I could have done for free without stress on the other side of the shore or any other jetty), this guy was walking up as I walked...More

5  Thank Duoduola
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Great show Entertaining presenter lots of funny anecdotes Gorgeous birds At least 30 on our night $5.00 fee to support the feedings

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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.
Marc H
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 :)