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Pelican Feeding

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Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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5-Day Adelaide and Kangaroo Island Tour Including Barossa Valley Wine Tasting
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2-Day Kangaroo Island Tour from Adelaide
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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
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“great fun” (21 reviews)
“small fee” (12 reviews)
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Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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"per adult and per child"
in 15 reviews
"great fun"
in 21 reviews
"small fee"
in 12 reviews
"amazing birds"
in 6 reviews
"his head"
in 6 reviews
"dry sense of humour"
in 5 reviews
"fun to watch"
in 9 reviews
"front row"
in 7 reviews
"all ages"
in 11 reviews
"sea gulls"
in 5 reviews
"informative talk"
in 5 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 6 reviews
"kangaroo island"
in 27 reviews
"john"
in 34 reviews
"donation"
in 33 reviews
"man"
in 79 reviews
"fed"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Clongy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For $5 each this was the best value on KI! John gave an entertaining and informative talk while feeding the gulls and pelicans. They are such beautiful, graceful birds (the pelicans) but looking at 50 huge beaks all pointing at him was hilarious! Boo to...More

Thank xenathedog
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

John feeds pelicans everyday at 5 p.m. also fee $5/adult and $4 for kid. (It was only mentioned at the time) The show last for 15 minutes. The activity was good he was funny. Kids will love it.

Thank Songsri N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large crowd on the Tuesday after Easter. The actual feeding show was entertaining but was definitely spoilt in various ways. Admission fees (actually exit fees) are not displayed and are announced during the show - $5 adults & $4 for kids. Saw and heard the...More

3  Thank Colin S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told it was a free show, it is worthy of watching, but remember to bring your wallet with you, 5 dollars each. If you don’t pay, you won’t be able to leave peacefully!

Thank monicalinlan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a unique experience to watch this pelican feeding. The man who does this is very knowledgeable, and the pelicans are really funny to watch. Be prepared to pay $5 per person (cash only) to watch the show.

Thank Evelin K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The show is great. He seems passionate, but he has obviously encountered some issues regarding how to cover costs. He has unfortunately chosen a method that is scam based to do so and sours the whole experience. Would have happily payed the amount he charges...More

1  Thank Cameron R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experience was quite shocking. The Pelican man was quite rude with some people who were just walking closer to the place. They were not english speaking so they were not really understanding why the man with the white beard was yelling at them. This...More

1  Thank Jay B
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Benn O
1 February 2018|
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Response from Marcus S | Reviewed this property |
He's there every day at 5pm.
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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.
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288juliet
4 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 :)
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