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“Closed by there are tours”
Review of Penguin Centre

Penguin Centre
Reviewed November 18, 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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Reviewed August 29, 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
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Reviewed July 7, 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
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Reviewed July 4, 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.

1  Thank SAMARSHALL77
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Reviewed July 1, 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 up close and afar and hear them all calling to one another! As you can imagine it was a magical experience.

It is sad to hear of course about the declining population of the penguin colony over the last 12 years, and leads you to wonder why more action has been taken by government bodies to protect the colony. Hopefully something happens to turn the situation around, as these penguins are something to be treasured.

Thank charlotteg483
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