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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 11 April 2017

The pelican feeding is a must for a Kingscote stay and the witty, acerbic commentary of the ringmaster is a highlight - so too the post-repast fly-past.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We came here 17 years ago and the same guy is still feeding the pelicans. He pays for the fish out of his own pocket so paying the very small fee is worth it. He is very knowledgeable about the pelicans as you'd expect after...More

Thank eelsrus
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Delightful! The penguins were amazing up close. The "host" was very engaging - knowledgeable and funny. Easily the best thing we did on our first day here, which included Seal Bay (also excellent) and one of the honey farms. If we lived here we would...More

Thank Gerry S
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This was a very relaxed event. The pelicans were already waiting for their dinner when we got there and don't mind being around people. Make sure you have cash to pay at the end.

Thank Sthozchick
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The chap who conducts this little show is passionate about his pelicans. He waited for latecomers so everyone could enjoy his banter and the antics of the pelicans. It costs him around $40,000 a year to buy the fish to feed the pelicans so he...More

Thank SrAct3
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We turned up at Kingscote just after 5pm, luckily the feeding hadn't started. 'The Pelican Man' had a very entertaining spiel, covering not only pelicans, but also 3 other species of bird that had gathered to partake to 'dinner' bounty. Very informative. Lasted about 30...More

Thank 2sailram2014
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Quite informative and entertaining. These Austrailian pelicans are very large. He comes with a large container of fish and the various birds are quite patient. He has a long narrative that complements the feeding. Well worth the $5!

Thank Lorn D
Reviewed 17 March 2017

A lot of Adelaidians have used and continue to use KI as a regular family get away. The pelican feeding at the jetty has been going on for years and it's a favourite with the kids in particular. It's a part of the KI experience,...More

Thank Fiona G
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Pelican Feeding is carried out by a volunteer who does it out of his own initiative without any government support. He collects five dollars that are mainly used to buy the fish he is feeding the Pelicans with. The Pelicans are AWESOME! Their faces...More

Thank UAvron
Reviewed 15 March 2017

At the end of the day, there is the Pelican Feeding, essential as a visit. Wonderful characters as your host, a wealth of knowledge and humour to enhance the experience and the birds are a delight.

Thank stparslow
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5 November 2017|
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Response from Jane P | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was running when we were in Kangaroo Island which was 3 weeks ago. This activity lasts for about 30/40 mins but the pelicans arrive before the designated time and sit on the platform in anticipation of their food, so... More