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Penneshaw is a pretty coastal village on the north east Dudley Peninsula with spectacular views of the South Australian mainland.

The regular SeaLink ferry service from the mainland arrives here, making it the perfect location from which to explore the rest of Kangaroo Island. You’ll find a great array of accommodation, right in the heart of Penneshaw or one of the surrounding bays, and there’s also good shopping and friendly places to eat.

Try your luck at fishing off Hog Bay Jetty (tommy ruff, trevally, snook and King George whiting are common here) or walk along the coast into Baudin Conservation Park to see wallabies sheltering under the bushes to escape the heat. Other activities include boat fishing or swimming off one of the safest beaches on the island.

At night, head out to see Peneshaw’s colony of Little Penguins – tours are conducted nightly from the Penguin Interpretive Centre.

Activites and Experiences at Penneshaw

  • Art and Craft making
  • Astronomy
  • Barbecue
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Cooking
  • Cycling
  • Driving
  • Fishing – Beach
  • Flora
  • Fossicking
  • Gambling
  • Golfing
  • Mini Golf/Putt Putt
  • Kite Flying
  • Art Painting
  • Photography
  • Sailing
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkelling
  • Sports Participate
  • Wind Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Marine Animal swimming
  • Tennis
  • Animal Viewing
  • Marine Animal watching
  • Walking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Accommodation
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine EFTPOS facilities available at Penneshaw IGA Supermarket.
  • Banking Facilities Grimshaw’s General Store is an agent for the ANZ. The Post Office is an agent for the Commonwealth Bank.Penneshaw IGA is the agent for Bank SA.
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bottled Gas
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Public Bar
  • Jetty
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • Newsagent
  • Post Office Located at Middle Terrace in Penneshaw.Open Monday – Friday 0900 – 1700.
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket Penneshaw IGA: Open Monday to Friday 0800 – 1800 and Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 1000 – 1600.
  • Takeaway Food Dolphin Rock Cafe, Grimshaw’s General Store.
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Winery
  • Places of Worship Anglican, Uniting, Catholic and Uniting.
  • Active
  • The Arts
  • Beach
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Eco Tourism
  • Environmental
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Food and Wine
  • Golf
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation
  • Soft Adventure
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife
  • 18-35’s
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Group
  • Romantic
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single

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