About the Penneshaw

Penguin Tour

Join us on an informative, entertaining night walking tour, searching for the little penguins and other wildlife. We are passionate about the little penguins and have lots to share with you. We cannot guarantee we will find the little penguins being wildlife, however we can guarantee you’ll enjoy the tour with our excellent guides. We have approximately 15 breeding pairs and the sightings vary on each tour. The tour runs for approximately 60 minutes, tour starting time and important information is available when you click ‘book now’. 

Penguin Tours on Kangaroo Island

This Penneshaw Kangaroo Island Penguin Tour is a must do when visiting Kangaroo Island. The colony can be difficult to find but with a trusty guide and our red-light wildlife-friendly torches we’ll hopefully see a few of our feathered friends returning from the sea.

A rough guide of tour times 

*Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour begins.

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“Cute little centre and great tour. We spotted 5 penguins. Walk at night great under the stars. Friendly guide and a lot of fun.”   Shannon     

“Excellent tour from Alana. Amazing to see penguins in their natural environment and the kids really enjoyed the late night adventure.”  Billy

Fantastic tour! Nick really wants you to see the penguins and will show you all their homes! He knows quite a bit about them and astronomy! Get there early and check out the stars!”  Rachael

What to wear?

Long pants, rain jacket

Waterproof, enclosed shoes

How to pay?

Book and pay online




No flash photography

Penguin-friendly torches provided

Difficulty of the tour

There are steps in some sections and some uneven surfaces. The walk is just over 1km in length.

Penguin-friendly torches

At the Penneshaw Penguin Centre we’ll set everyone up with a penguin-friendly torch. How is this different to a normal torch?

These torches do not disrupt an animal’s night vision or your own. This way we can watch the penguins, wallabies, possums and other animals behave naturally. Nocturnal animals and other animals have very strong senses compared to us so creating as little stress to them is important to being able to view them. This means using red-light torches, being quite, moving slowly and not making sudden movements.

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