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Address: Granite Island | 2 Ocean Street, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8552 7555

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Shame the centre has closed

Had visited this centre on a previous trip and found it to be very well run and informative. It is a shame it has now closed. You can still see the Little Penguins on Granite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2016
Tony W
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic and informative tour and we did see penguins :) These little guys were so cute and we excitedly watched the adult fairy penguins waddle back to their young to feed them.

Thank Sally640
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We thought during the holidays we would take the kids (4&5) for a tour and spend the night in Victor. This tour was quite dissapointing only seeing one penguin arrive on the night, unfortunatly for the colony of fairy penguins there are only a few left and some nights they dont see any arrive. I think its time that they... More 

1 Thank Michael J
South Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The centre has closed but you can do the night time tours with the parks service. Book at the Information Centre opposite the tramway. The lovely ladies there were very helpful in booking us into the tour. The little penguins come out at night so take a very warm jacket. So cute.

Thank Tim J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Had visited this centre on a previous trip and found it to be very well run and informative. It is a shame it has now closed. You can still see the Little Penguins on Granite Island by booking an evening guided tour with the Wildlife Service, the current phone number being posted at numeorous

Thank Tony W
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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1,247 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately no longer running and the only way you can see penguins is on a night tour. Shame really bcos the people that worked here were dedicated. Unfortunate that penguins can thrive in metropolis of st kilda (Melbourne) but struggle in Victor harbor. Granite island isn't the same without the penguin centre

2 Thank JohnG3121
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This was excellent. This was a lovely educational and conservation enterprise. Unfortunately this has closed. Granite Island’s evening penguin tours are still in operation and can be booked through Victor Harbor Information Centre.

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great time doing a nighttime penguin spotting tour. Our guide Graham was fantastic - he had so much knowledge about the penguins and a bunch of interesting anecdotes about his time observing the Penguins and other wildlife on granite island over the years. Given it was such a cold night we were fortunate to spot multiple penguins... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We deliberatly started our holiday here so our children could experience the amazing penguins as we did many years ago. On all the websites it still features the penguins as the main attraction to the area, however when we got there, we were told that they had all died from some form of disease and that there wasnt any to... More 

Thank Tanya W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

What can i say.. was disappointed that it was closed. Didn't see any notification that is was closed. There was alot of people going over to the island the day we went. the walk around the island was good

2 Thank Kathy S
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

It was so good to see how these penguins are being looked after. This centre needs to stay open to preserve these beautiful creatures.

Thank Megan C

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