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In contrast to what many people are saying, we managed to see penguins in Granite Island in this... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Ernest T
via mobile
Lovely ! We really liked the penguins.

There is an evening ( supervised ) visit to see the penguins and the area where they nest and fish... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Diana N
Adelaide, Australia
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Granite Island | 2 Ocean Street, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
+61 8 8552 7555
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see penguins on your terms there is always a zoo. But to see them in the wild you just might have to suffer a bit, It sure was a cold night, and our (volunteer?) tour guide was full of enthusiasm. Sure...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Came here in July 2018 and was really disappointed in the penguin tour. We expected to see fairy penguins within 30 min into the tour but didn’t see them until an hour into the tour. The entire tour just dragged out way too long and...More

Thank krispy210
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

When you go there at night, you could see the breathe taking milky ways and makes it worthy your entire trip there!

Thank tas2022
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

In contrast to what many people are saying, we managed to see penguins in Granite Island in this tour. Couple with a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide (Steve) who has such remarkable passion and interest as a Citizen Scientist for these amazing little creatures,...More

2  Thank Ernest T
Reviewed 24 January 2018

No penguins anymore :( Save your time for Philip Island. centre is closed and there qre only a hnadful of penguins conted as returning to island.

2  Thank tsinchile
Reviewed 10 January 2018

There is an evening ( supervised ) visit to see the penguins and the area where they nest and fish - it was very interesting.

Thank Diana N
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

My daughters and I saw the cutest Penguins and gained insights into their lives under the expert guidance of Steve. These creatures and their accessibility in one of South Australia’s prime tourist spots needs to be treasured. Steve and people like him are holding together...More

Thank hermionefarmer
Reviewed 16 November 2017

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

1  Thank dmrigda
Reviewed 10 October 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...More

1  Thank kjbrown22
Reviewed 7 September 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

Thank Chrissie A
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