Penneshaw is a pretty coastal village on the north east Dudley Peninsula on Kangaroo Island, 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. There are also good shops and friendly places to dine at.

Try your luck at fishing off Hog Bay Jetty – tommy ruff, trevally, snook and King George whiting are common here. Walk along the coast into Baudin Conservation Park and 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 Penneshaw’s colony of Little Penguins – tours are conducted nightly from the Penguin Interpretive Centre. Please contact the tour operator as some tours may not be running at certain times of the year.

Quick Facts

Penneshaw is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Kangaroo Island  in South Australia, it is located approximately 106kms from the capital Adelaide and extends over an area of 5.105 square kilometres. Penneshaw has a recorded population of 275 residents and is within the Australian Central Daylight Time zone Australia/Adelaide.

If you are planning a visit to Penneshaw we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Penneshaw and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.