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Pelican Feeding

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Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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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 6 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 6 reviews
"kangaroo island"
in 28 reviews
"john"
in 37 reviews
"donation"
in 33 reviews
"man"
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"fed"
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 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

5  Thank Colin S
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 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!

1  Thank monicalinlan
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

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.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 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 March 31, 2018

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

2  Thank Jay B
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

The Pelicans are lucky to have a such a passionate man who cares and feeds them 365 days a year. The information he provides is interesting and could come in handy some day. A small voluntary fee is expected to pay for the fish that...More

1  Thank greg_and_sue
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

I arrived partway through the session but it appeared to be relatively informative although delivered with a very bored tone. It was wrapped up quickly and then we were ushered out and money taken.

3  Thank ThereseMac
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Yes it's a chance to see pelicans but you can see lots of them naturally ,not being used in this pitiful way, by walking along the shore at the jetty. People get pressured to join the indifferent talk if they come near the show. He...More

4  Thank cekips
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Tip - if you are charging for something make sure the signs are visible that you are charging for it. We didn't realise we had to pay until after the feeding had finished. Although we were happy to pay just 5 bucks per head, we...More

2  Thank emidavies
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

Interesting watching Pelican feeding and hearing story of how pelicans come in same time each day to be fed. As gentleman feeding them has to purchase fish himself a donation is expected from all people watching. Easy to find on the pier at foreshore.

1  Thank Angelangel1
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Benn O
February 1, 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
December 22, 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
November 4, 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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