Things to do in Penneshaw

Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island; is a beautiful little town and the gateway to the amazing island. 

Penneshaw Penguin Centre Tour

Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island is home to a colony of Little Penguins. Join our friendly guide on a relaxing 50 minute evening walk to search for the world’s smallest penguins and other wildlife using wildlife-friendly torches. Beach front parking at Lloyd Collins Reserve, a one minute stroll to the Penguin Centre.

 

Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari

Kangaroo Island has so much wildlife opportunities to offer. Penneshaw’s Penguin Tour’s offer a great chance to spot penguins and the Ocean Safari is a great day tour to spot dolphins, fur seals and even whales!

 

Penneshaw Beach

If you’re looking for things to do in Penneshaw then the first thing you’ll see getting off the boat is the Penneshaw Beach. This is a delightful beach and a great place to stop for dip and beach walk. Photo by Sin Jing He.

 

Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trial

Kangaroo Island have recently developed a Sculpture Trial that takes you through the remarkable natural environment in the coast of the beautiful town of Penneshaw. Amazing views, wonderful art and friendly resident kangaroos and wallabies can all be found on this trial!

 

Dudley Wines

Dudley Wines is a stunning vineyard in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island. Planted in a beautiful valley within the 4000 acre property this beauty is a wonderful must-stop for wine lovers.

 

Lashmar Conservation Park

Swampy tree areas, gorgeous white sandy beaches; “a photographers paradise and a great place for a picnic”. Lashmar Conservation Park is a truely pristine little gem where the river meets the sea.

 

Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum

With only a $4 entry fee for adults this is a great way to learn about the interesting history of Kangaroo Island and the early days of settlement here. Run by volunteers, this museum offers information on the island’s shipwrecks, lighthouses and abundance of stories.

 

Cape Willoughby Lighthouse

A light keeper’s cottage, an incredible conservation park and Australia’s first lighthouse with a rich maritime history. Designed to prevent shipwrecks, this lighthouse didn’t stop a few from sinking. Incredible stories and beautiful views from the Cape Willoughby Conservation Park. Just a 30 minute drive from Penneshaw.

 

Penguin Tour times during the year

*Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour begins.

January tours

9PM

February tours

No tours

March tours

8:30PM

April tours

7:00PM

May tours

6:00PM

June tours

6:00PM

July tours

6:00PM

August tours

6:30PM

September tours

7:00PM

October tours

8:00PM

November tours

9:00PM

December tours

9:00PM

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