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 a few hundred metres is involved, with some steps. The paths are unlit,
but torches are provided.

Update 4th December 2018: The breeding season is coming to an end, but there are still
two nests with chicks. Most of the penguins are at sea now, fattening up for the moult.
The first moulting penguins should be coming ashore soon.

Tour time: 9.00pm

There will be no tours on Mondays and Tuesdays until the end of December 2018

Prices: $13 adult, $10 concession, $35 family

(Cash only at the Penguin Centre)

Enquiries: (08) 8553 7407 or 0437 500049

Bookings: K.I. Gateway Visitor Centre, Penneshaw, phone 1800 811 080 or 08 8553 1185