Granite Island Nature Park - Penguin Tours
Welcome to the Granite Island Recreation & Nature Park - home to the magical Little Penguins. The ever popular guided penguin tours are a visitor's favourite. Tours commence at dusk every night. To get to Granite Island you can walk across the Causeway or jump on the Horse Drawn Tram from Victor Harbor. Explore the island and all its magical wonders then stop at the pop up café for a meal, coffee or cool drink.
Penguin Centre Hours Tuesday - Sunday and Public Holidays.
OPEN - 11am - 4pm. FEEDING - 11.30am and 2.30pm
Bookings essential prior to Tour, phone 8552 7555 or 0437 619 162.
The Penguin, Marine and Environmental Centre is an unobtrusive structure built at the face of the granite cliff on the northern edge of Granite Island. Currently tours of the centre include an interactive penguin display and interpretation of the behaviours and adaptations of the island’s penguin colony. The centre also contains numerous artificial burrows where wild penguins can be viewed through viewing windows.
The penguin centre is home to rescued Little Penguins that can't be released back to the wild because their injuries have been too severe. Visitors can watch these little Penguins being fed twice a day. A touch-table located in the entrance foyer containing local examples of the marine environment in the Encounter Bay area has proven to be extremely popular and unique in terms of its hands-on nature. Children also love to spend time colouring in and participating in various puzzles and other educational experiences relating to Granite Island’s intriguing natural environment.
Environmental impacts in respect of tourism and general environmental awareness and education to visitors to Granite Island is an integral element of the Centre and all activities conducted on Granite Island.