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Penneshaw, SA

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.

Where to stay?


  • 18-35's
  • Active
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Eco Tourism
  • Environmental
  • Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation
  • Self-Drive
  • Soft Adventure

Popular Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Cycling
  • Driving
  • Golfing
  • Sailing
  • Sightseeing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wine Tasting
  • Winery
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Beach
  • Fossicking
  • Snorkelling

About Penneshaw

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Penneshaw Postcode: 5222
  • State: South Australia
  • Region: Kangaroo Island
  • Latitude: -35.71805
  • Longitude: 137.93675
  • Elevation: 22m
  • Population: 275
  • Median Income: $30420
  • Area (Sq/km): 5.105
  • Timezone: Australia/Adelaide

Tours In Penneshaw

Discover some of the tours options around Penneshaw

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Outback Experiences

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Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


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