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.