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Penguin Centre

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Granite Island | 2 Ocean Street, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
+61 8 8552 7555
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Personalized tour and knowledgeable guide

In contrast to what many people are saying, we managed to see penguins in Granite Island in this... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Ernest T
via mobile
Almost closed - hardly any penguins left.

No penguins anymore :( Save your time for Philip Island. centre is closed and there qre only a... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
tsinchile
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Granite Island | 2 Ocean Street, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

In contrast to what many people are saying, we managed to see penguins in Granite Island in this tour. Couple with a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide (Steve) who has such remarkable passion and interest as a Citizen Scientist for these amazing little creatures,...More

1  Thank Ernest T
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

No penguins anymore :( Save your time for Philip Island. centre is closed and there qre only a hnadful of penguins conted as returning to island.

Thank tsinchile
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

There is an evening ( supervised ) visit to see the penguins and the area where they nest and fish - it was very interesting.

Thank Diana N
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

My daughters and I saw the cutest Penguins and gained insights into their lives under the expert guidance of Steve. These creatures and their accessibility in one of South Australia’s prime tourist spots needs to be treasured. Steve and people like him are holding together...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2017

Very enjoyable tour. The guide was friendly and informative. Saw wild penguins and learned a lot. Highly recommended!

1  Thank dmrigda
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

We booked tickets for my husband and I and our 3yold. We were warned at the beginning that we might or might not see penguins. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and gave lots of informative information about the penguins. The tour began at 7:30...More

1  Thank kjbrown22
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

The penguins are suffering badly on Granite Island and now the facility is closed If our council lowered the wages of the CEOs and spent more on making Victor a vibrant place to visit again I am sure the penguins would return

Thank Chrissie A
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

This was always going to be a bit of a hit and miss tour as fairy penguin numbers are well down on what they once were on Granite Island at Victor Harbor. We were warned by the guide that we might see several or none...More

2  Thank AustraliaSpindoctor
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

If you are staying in Victor Harbor with the kids you should visit the place! Little penguins are very cute and kids love to see them! There are not so many organised places in Australia were you can enjoy these creatures in their natural habitat.

2  Thank nosimonov
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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable and informative evening with Steve from the Granite Island Penguin Centre. We saw a number of penguins plus a Long Nosed Seal and Dolphins chasing fish and squid. Highly recommended and not to be missed when you are in Victor Harbor.

Thank John B
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