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Penneshaw Penguin Centre

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We found some!

The little centre is lovingly maintained by a dedicated team of locals who give up their evenings... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Catherine P
via mobile
penguin viewing

Evening tour. Expert guide knows where to look. There were some right near the headquarters. A... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Memphis, Tennessee
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1 Sep 2018
“We found some!”
28 Apr 2018
“penguin viewing”
Corner Middle Terrace and Bay Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Our guide was Rosemary and she was very kind and patient. We had a small group on a 8pm tour and it was a blustery night. She shared a lot of interesting facts about the little penguin and when we did set out to look...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

The little centre is lovingly maintained by a dedicated team of locals who give up their evenings to trek you round the foreshore. There are few penguins but that makes it all the more fun. The equally charming NZfur seals have been chewing up the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Catherine P
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Evening tour. Expert guide knows where to look. There were some right near the headquarters. A few more closer to the shore. Also gave us an astronomy introduction. Star viewing great in that area. Good to see the penguins as they may disappear due to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We arrived at the Centre in late January, too late to make a tour as the notice said at the Centre and too early for the re-opening in March. We have visited the Centre several times over the years and felt this time that the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Bob D
Reviewed 11 September 2017

So good to visit this place and find that we got penguins as well on this amazing kangaroo island not to be missed

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

I was so amazed to see how passionate is the woman who runs this place! She was so kind and great! The pinguins were very adorable!! She even asked to stay a to the next session for free which would have been great if i...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank amelbc
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We saw a pair of penguins and they would talk. I loved the sounds they made. The tour was definitely worth the money we paid. I have a feeling the penguins were just starting to show up, but we got to see some anyway. At...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank hazelr918
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We took the evening tour during our KI visit last week. Walked around with the guide and spotted a few adorable penguins nesting in the distance with the provided special red flashlights. The guide seems nice and knowledgeable, but was very awkward, quiet, and difficult...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We did the 7pm guided tour walk. The guide was extremely knowledgable and he knew all the good spots to see the penguins. He was very quiet though and didn't have great people skills - he was very much a scientist. Overall it was a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Bethany B
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Too dark to see the pinguins. After 9 you need to have a torch. The tour guy is very knowledgeable. That was the only good thing i learned something new from him.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Verče T
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28 February 2015|
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Response from Foot-Soldier-4 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Kim, No worries. You should be fine. The penguin tour won't start until after dark. That's when the penguins come onshore. I don't know about Apr but we did the 8:30pm tour back in Jun. The Penneshaw Penguin Centre... More