About Penneshaw

Penneshaw offers country town hospitality and is recognized as the “Gateway to Kangaroo Island”.

View of Hog Bay, Penneshaw

From Penneshaw there are many interesting and varied attractions to excite tourists including the following:

  • Flinders Chase Visitors Centre where the geological story of land formation, creatures and vegetation are graphically displayed.
  • Unique coastal weathered formations at Admiral's Arch, the Remarkable Rocks and at Pennington Bay.
  • Abundant wildlife and natural bush land settings in the Flinders Chase National Park.
  • Up close tours of sea wildlife including sea lions, fur seals and little penguins.
  • Spectacular coastline vistas, beautiful bays with white sandy beaches, historic lighthouses and ship wreck sites.
  • Honey farms where honey from the rare Ligurian bees is produced.
  • A eucalyptus distillery, lavender farms, wildlife sanctuaries, sheep cheese factory, fresh water crayfish, local wineries and food outlets.
  • Local arts and craft galleries.

Of course besides the natural wilderness, breath taking views and other attractions on the island it is also well known for its fishing and boating. Christmas Cove at Penneshaw offers excellent boat ramp and mooring facilities.

Penneshaw is emerging as a prominent arts and craft centre for the island and has well documented stories of its early towns folk and artifacts housed in its museum and visitors centre. The town centre includes an hotel, business centre with internet facilities, supermarket, food shops, wine store plus an art and craft shop serving Devonshire tea.  There is an impressive golf course, skate park with exercise equipment and a food produce and craft market day is held monthly.