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Pelican Feeding

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Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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US$ 489.40*
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2-Day Kangaroo Island Tour from Adelaide
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US$ 854.26*
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5-Day Adelaide and Kangaroo Island Tour Including Barossa Valley Wine Tasting
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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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
"informative talk"
in 5 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 6 reviews
"kangaroo island"
in 26 reviews
"pelicans"
in 283 reviews
"john"
in 33 reviews
"donation"
in 31 reviews
"guy"
in 42 reviews
"fed"
in 48 reviews
"5pm"
in 41 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience suitable for all ages. Having done quite a bit of travel I have never seen anything quite like the feeding of these pelicans. Educational, great value at only $5.

Thank Justjoanne
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very arrogant man feeding the pelicans . Was quite rude to some people in the group . He thought they where going to walk away without paying . Not sign posted about the cost either

3  Thank christine s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great to see these very large birds up close. The information and banter of the presenter was both fun and informative. A good chance for some wildlife photography. However, anyone attending should be aware there is an expected charge of $5 per head....More

3  Thank Tracey T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was fun but visitors should know there's an 'optional' $5 per head charge. It's cheap for the experience but it leaves a bad taste when you don't know about it beforehand.

4  Thank s0nja000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This great attraction for all ages is held around 5pm every afternoon on fine days at a stage near the wharf. John, the pelican man with his dry humour and amusing anecdotes, comes over very well but the stars are the pelicans and a few...More

Thank Bob D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How wonderful that a man is so committed to care for and protect these magnificent birds. Factual information interspersed with entertaining anecdotes. We came away we came away entertained and delighted. So worth the nominal fee.

Thank Jenny3280
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fun show and interesting “lecture” for the kids. Worth the money ($5/person ) with plenty of pelicans to watch.

1  Thank Sven J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of fun. Plenty of hungry pelicans and seabirds. 15-20 minutes of expert information delivered with humour and a dry wit. Cost: $5 adult, $4 child, expected in the collection bag on the way out. Tip: stay away from the front row if you’re squeamish....More

1  Thank Wendy V
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So many negative reviews on this, I think its informative and great entertainment for the kids and big kids at the end of day before an early dinner. Cost was $5 per adult and $4 per kid, Not advertised on the gate, but no big...More

Thank mbm3
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

The Pelican Man is amazing. He does this everyday regardless of who is there to watch. He does ask for a donation to help him continue this amazing 'show'. So please prepare to be generous. The Pelicans are great to watch.

Thank travelingwombat
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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
5 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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