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Pelican Feeding

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Address: Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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2-Day Kangaroo Island Tour from Adelaide
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5-Day Adelaide and Kangaroo Island Tour Including Barossa Valley Wine Tasting

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Beautiful Pelicans

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... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
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Adelaide, Australia
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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, along with seal bay, Kelly hill caves and the penguins at Penneshaw.

Thank Fiona G
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127 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 are as if they were drawn with pencil and as they are not afraid of... More 

Thank UAvron
Kingscote, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 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
Adelaide, Australia
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

He's been doing it for ages, we have watched each visit, up CLOSE with wild pelicans, beautiful birds, funny dialogue and the birds entertain as they compete for scraps, all round good family fun.

Thank AndyRedden
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This was an excellent show, definitely worth seeing, lasts about 20-30 minutes and the man was very informative

Thank Debs093
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The birds are hurting each others.especially the little ones,once they got fishes,the big pelicans would hurt them for the fish.

Thank Yixin G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Totally entertaining we were taken along by friends and boy was it worthwhile the chappie who feeds them is an eccentric and obviously loves what he does never have I seen so many pelicans answer of course the Gull cash in on the action , all in all a very pleasant time

Thank Francine S
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88 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Nice man feeds the pelicans and asks for $5 dollar donation for the fish, it is a short, entertaining interlude which starts at 5pm each evening. Great to see them close up and learn something about the pelicans

Thank JuneHerts
Melbourne, Australia
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223 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The pelican feeding is a good idea to bring people close to the nature! You can feel the birds and they like your feeding!

Thank nosimonov
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing to see down by the shoreline of Kingscote. Pelicans and seagulls absolutely everywhere. Worth taking a look at!

Thank Daz L

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