Things to Do in Penneshaw

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Things to Do in Penneshaw


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Top Attractions in Penneshaw

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  • Countryvisitor_12
    Tamworth, Australia44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are overnighting in Penneshore this is a great experience to book. Our guide was very knowledgeable, setting the scene before our penguin encounter and adding details during the walk. The red light torches added to the experience. We saw about 15 penguins close to the pathway and in the distant beams of our torches. Astounding that these little penguins make their home near a busy ferry landing. Walking distance not that far but ability to negotiate ramps and steps in the dark a necessity.
    Written May 7, 2024
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  • Meredith M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous views over to the mainland and excellent food. 2nd time I’ve been here this year while visiting and chosen the meal on the specials board. They were perfect both times. Had savoury Pastries that were great for sharing and the pizza special shared between 2 was amazing and so tasty. Recommend for a great bite to eat, sample local wines and relax with a view. Also loved the family friendly area for kids to play so all could enjoy this place. Make it a place to go if you are visiting KI.
    Written March 29, 2024
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  • Curlyjude68
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Popped into the tourist info centre just to pick up a few leaflets but stayed for a very useful 30 mins!

    The lady working there was so helpful and helped me plan what to see during my 5 days on the island. All my campsites were booked so I knew my route, but she helped with journey times and what to see and where to stop along the way.

    I'd highly recommend making this your first stop when you reach the island
    Written October 8, 2023
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  • AL_in_SG
    Singapore, Singapore511 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Having concluded our maiden campervan adventure of 2 weeks, this was the only campground we had stayed and is also our favourite. Absolutely no traffic noise and no light pollution. The only sounds are of the winds, the rustling of trees and leaves, waves and the morning calls from all sorts of birds. A perfect site for taking photos of the Milky Way and star trails.

    Our site (#10) on the Antechamber Bay side is the nearest to the toilet and sheltered BBQ area. As expected, there is no light, no hot water and no shower. The sheltered BBQ area looks impressive and has even water but we didn’t get to use it. The amenities and the bridge looked newly built.

    The adjacent site #9 where the shared fire pit is located is quite near to our site. Luckily it was towards the end of May so that site and most others weren’t occupied.

    The nearby beach was too windy and not too impressive during that time of the year. There is a higher ground with a bench on the other side of the Chapman River. The view there was better.

    One important thing to notice. The steep drive leading to the sites is narrow and unsealed. On wet days, 4WD would be recommended.
    Written June 8, 2022
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  • Anita T
    Forster, Australia527 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a bit of time to kill before leaving on the ferry so we decided to walk the Sculpture Trail.
    It is quite a decision as to which way you walk as there are so many little trails and they are all over the place.
    Running up and down either side of a small ravine the grade 3 walk is quite easy and there are lots of seats along the way.
    The sculptures are interesting and there are 12 poems to find as well.
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • Maryxw
    Melbourne, Australia30 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We arrived on the island and headed straight to the market. It gave us an idea what to expect on the island. Honey was lovely and rather well priced. I probably expected more home grown and produced products.. We didn't spend a lot of time there, as wanted to start our travels around the island a the boat was delayed getting into port by 2 and a bit hours.
    Written March 4, 2018
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  • Tania P
    Perth, Australia36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I recommend this museum for all KI visitors

    It’s an interesting and thoughtful display of early life on Kangaroo Island. School, work and domestic life. Detailed, but not exhausting. Great for the $4 adult entry fee.
    Written October 26, 2018
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  • David R
    Adelaide, Australia715 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    You walk along the creek and there has been a lot of work done to add steps and boardwalks to give you access. There has also been a lot of tree and shrubs planted as well and so the volunteers have been working hard to improve the area. The walk was okay as we found other places nearby that had much better vegetation and wildlife.
    Written October 25, 2020
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  • David R
    Adelaide, Australia715 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went for a walk in this park which is on the outskirts of penneshaw. There is a small car park at the start of the walking track. The track goes for 2km and takes you to the old farmhouse which is a ruin but quite interesting to see as well as the old farm equipment. The views of the coast are fantastic. We also saw a large pod of dolphins that were feeding which was a highlight. As you get further along the trail you start to see a lot of wallabies and a few kangaroos which is also great. The path is good to walk along but do be aware of snakes in the warmer months. There is also some good areas of native vegetation to observe as well. The walk is free so a good alternative to the paid tours to see dolphins and to get up clsoe to the native animals.
    Written October 24, 2020
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