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.

14th January 2018 - Penguin update

The breeding season has a close now. All the chicks have grown up and gone to sea,
so adult birds will no longer be returning each night. There may still be one or two moulting penguins,
but usually they hide in the rocks or nests and can't be seen.

There will be no tours after Tuesday 16th January until March 1st. Almost all the penguins
will be at sea during this time.

Tour times: 9pm and 10pm

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