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Review of Penguin Centre

Penguin Centre
Reviewed November 15, 2017

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

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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 and as we had young children in our group we went straight to a penguin burrow that had activity the night before. We saw 2 penguins straight away and watched them for a few minutes before moving on.
We moved and saw two penguins come to sore through the rocks and another penguin near the walkway.
We only stayed until 8pm as our little one was tired but we had saw 5 penguins by this time and had a great informative talk by the tour guide Stephen. The rest of the tour continued unitl 9pm.

It was a very enjoyable night and i would recommend it to any family!

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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

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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 at all as they are shy birds. Not long after starting the informative tour we spotted one coming up from the sea and sheltering behind some giant boulders. After waiting 20 minutes we moved to another spot. He (or she) eventually came out and waddled along a well worn path to a burrow. During the two hour tour we were lucky enough to see three more, including one who came out of a burrow next to our path, sat there for several minutes looking at us and then returned to the burrow. The guide was a wealth of information, giving us the history of the area, information about the growth and decline of penguins in the area, early shipping wrecks and general history. Torches and the use of flashes when taking photos are not allowed as penguins eyes are very sensitive, instead, the guide uses a red or orange torch which allows you to take photos without disturbing the penguins. All in all the tour was extremely informative, very good value. A tip: Granite Island can get very cold, especially in the cooler months and winter, so a thick coat is advised. The tour walk is flat and suitable for all ages. Highly recommended.

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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.

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