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Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre - CLOSED

Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 8 8553 3112
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NO night pictures allowed! You have to stay on walking paths and is smells like poo where the penguins are

You wait for the birds to come in from the surf, but with no flash allowed, you can’t get any good... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2015
Unbiased-Facts
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Canada
Bit sad

Well it wasn't in operation any longer. There are a few fenced off walk ways which you can go on... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2015
Sean Tammy G
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20 Aug 2016
“Closed”
8 Jul 2016
“Closed!”
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Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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+61 8 8553 3112
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Reviewed 16 April 2015

You wait for the birds to come in from the surf, but with no flash allowed, you can’t get any good pictures. Be prepared for the smell! It might be worse depending on the heat and the wind, but the closer you are to the...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2015

Well it wasn't in operation any longer. There are a few fenced off walk ways which you can go on and look for them but truthfully there where just wooden boxes for the penguins. But I don't think any or at least many had or...More

3  Thank Sean Tammy G
Reviewed 28 December 2014

What more can I say? Several attractions on KI are temporarily closed, but I think that means permantely. This attraction has really closed down according to the pamphlet from the visitors centre and what's more when you go past the building you can see that...More

Thank Freetotravel_13
Reviewed 3 October 2014

is a very nice experience for night show pinguine. Singular emotion to see in a very small distance this particular and deliciouse animals wow !!!!! Super..........................

Thank Isnaur
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Really well presented with good sense of humour. Grand children want to go whenever they can. A must for all ages. great seating steps for all to see and can view from top for wheelchair people.

2  Thank LemonTreeCottage
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

This was an amazing day and so peaceful. The tour guide I had was fantastic. The amazement of the sunset on the beach watching the penguins arriving was amazing. I cannot wait to come back.More

1  Thank misskaty44
jennyKIsland, Owner at Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2014

Hello C T, Unfortunately you email has come to the Kingscote Penguin Centre (Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre) instead of the Penneshaw Penguin Centre which doesn't have a Trip Advisor account. I am one of the owner/operators of the Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre in Kingscote and...More

Reviewed 13 June 2014

The place is well kept & the guide is friendly. Unfortunately, it is deeply regretted to note that the penguins have really dwindled during our visit. We are only able to view only ONE penguin during our entire night outing. Apparently the New Zealand sea...More

1  Thank YeeLL
Reviewed 22 April 2014

The 'public story' of the seal lions and fur seals eating the penguins obscures the terrible truth that the penguins at Pennershaw at KI have largely been decimated by the massive expansion of the Sealink ferry terminal. There is a road to the ferry that...More

4  Thank Josie M
jennyKIsland, Owner at Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2014

Hi Josie, Your thoughts about the penguins have come to the Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre in Kingscote instead of the the Penneshaw Penguin Centre near the Sealink Ferry. Unfortunately we have the same problem that the Penguin numbers have declined dramatically since around 2010 and...More

Reviewed 5 April 2014

We visited the centre on the first night of our stay only to discover that the penguin tours are closed until further notice due to the penguin numbers declining because of the New Zealand fur seals eating them! Bit disappointing.

3  Thank Pauline P
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Amazing,,,Fantastic,,,Beautiful,,,Cute,,,Specta,,,Paradise,,,Fun,,,Relax,,,Ga Nyesal Ke Kangaroo Island. Hehehehe

Thank Ahmad_Fathony
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