Towns in Australia

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Penneshaw SA


Postcode: 5222

Penneshaw is a town on the northeast coast of Dudley Peninsula on Kangaroo Island in South Australia, and is the island’s main ferry port with regular services from Cape Jervis. Penneshaw features a Maritime and Folk Museum, and evening tours to a colony of the Little Penguin, the only species of penguin to breed in Australian waters.

Things to do & see

* Gateway Information Centre

* Christmas Cove

* Hog Bay

* Anglican Church of St Columba

* Frenchman’s Rock. In 1803 the French explorer Nicolas Baudin anchored in Hog Bay, and one of his crew noted the arrival of the expedition by carving on a rock, which was later removed and is now located in the Gateway Information Centre. A replica now occupies the rock’s original location on Penneshaw Beach .

Penneshaw is in the Kangaroo Island Council local government area, the South Australian House of Assembly electoral district of Finniss and the Australian House of Representatives Division of Mayo.