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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 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great show marred by the charge. The charge needs to advertised by a notice on the viewing area BEFORE you enter the area. Be upfront about the charge $4/$5 and the complaints would disappear. I am wondering if there is a bylaw not allowing the...More

2  Thank Cadbysh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not sure how much fee was to watch. We saw just as much by arriving late and standing back. Best sight of pelicans is along the waterfront in the early evening when at least a dozen pelicans "surf" the air currents above you, for at...More

Thank patchworklizzie
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is really interesting to learn about the pelicans and some of the other birds that live around the sea. It was also fascinating to watch the feed. We weren't told about the "entry donation" until after the "show" had commenced. This was too late...More

4  Thank AussieRhino
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bring $5 per person ($4 for children) to avoid embarrassment. He mentions the fee at the beginning of the show and if you try and walk out at the end without paying you will be very embarrassed as he shares his disappoint with you. Otherwise,...More

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great. Local does a fabulous job presenting and pelicans are funny. Make sure you bring change as donations of $5 per person. Watching 5 pelicans chase a seagull was just hilarious ( no gulls get hurt).

Thank pandamatrix
Reviewed 1 week ago

As I was staying in Kingscote, I had seen the signs pointing out pelican feeding and came across the old man talking. At the end of his talking he proceeded to block the way out and demand $5 per head. I had no idea that...More

1  Thank Jaffas2066
Reviewed 1 week ago

At first we didn't know he was going to charge but at the end of his presentation it was worth the $5.00.

1  Thank harvard1078
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are plenty of indications that the show starts at 5pm and certainly the Pelicans know what time to be there even though they do not have time pieces. The feeder dos a great job telling plenty of anecdotes about Pelicans (& other seabirds). It...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We missed the entire show and only hopped in to grab some close up pics of pelicans (which I could have done for free without stress on the other side of the shore or any other jetty), this guy was walking up as I walked...More

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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.
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