The number of Little Penguins on Kangaroo Island has declined greatly in the last 15 years,
but there is still a small colony (about 15 pairs) in the penguin refuges managed by the Penneshaw Penguin Centre.
We conduct penguin tours every night of the year, except Christmas Day and during February, when the penguins are all at sea.
Joining a tour with one of our experienced guides is probably the best way to obtain views
of these elusive birds, and to learn about their fascinating life cycle.
Booking is recommended, as numbers are limited for a more intimate experience.
Flash photography is not allowed, but it’s possible to take good photos by torchlight.
On some nights it can be difficult to see penguins, and patience will be needed.
A walk of about 10 minutes is involved, with some steps.
Update on the penguin situation (20/1/16):
Things are now very quiet at the Penguin Centre, as the breeding season is nearly over.
At the moment, there are still three moulting penguins to be seen, but they will go back to sea soon.
Tours start at 9.00pm and 10.00pm
There will be no tours after Saturday, 23rd January, until Monday 7th March.
All the penguins will be at sea during this period.
Prices: $13 adult, $10 concession, $35 family
Enquiries: (08) 8553 7407 or 0437 500049
Bookings: K.I. Gateway Visitor Centre, Penneshaw, phone 1800 811 080 or 08 8553 1185
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