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Top Choice Cafe in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Dudley Wines Cellar Door

About 12km east of Penneshaw, KI's pioneering winery has a superb cellar door (doubling in size when we visited). It's a fancy corrugated-iron shed, with astonishing views back to the mainland and serving superb piz…
Market in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Kangaroo Island Farmers Market

Baked goods, chutneys, seafood, olive oil, honey, eggs, cheese, yoghurt…and of course buskers and wine! SeaLink offers dedicated passenger-only return tickets (adult/child $41/31) from the mainland if you'd just lik…
Lighthouse in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Cape Willoughby Lightstation

About 28km southeast of Penneshaw (unsealed road) on a treeless headland, this tidy white turret started shining out in 1852 (SA's first lighthouse) and is now used as a weather station. Inside is lots of shipwreck …
Pub in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Penneshaw Hotel

The old 'Penny' pub has been here in some capacity since 1886, and now boasts a fabulous beer terrace catching all-day sun on the clifftop – the perfect spot for a coldie before you roll back onto the ferry. Great p…
Seafood in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula


Takeaway fish and chips like you ain't never had before − grilled, beer-battered or crumbed whiting and garfish − plus giant KI scallops, marron (freshwater crayfish), lobster medallions, prawns and oysters. Dunk th…
Museum in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum

Inside a 1922 school house, this salty musem displays artefacts from local shipwrecks and early settlement (check out those girthsome millstones!), plus endearingly geeky models of Flinders' Investigator and Baudin'…
Winery in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Sunset Winery

Wow, what a view! If you can't make it up the steep driveway, there's another access around the back. Either way, expect brilliant sauvignon blanc and sparkling shiraz. Sunset also serves savoury platters to go with…
Pizza in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Isola Pizza

Sun going down, waiting for the ferry, getting hungry and eaten all your supplies? Duck into Isola (Spanish for 'island') and snare a fab pizza for dinner. The Greek lamb version takes the cake.
Beach in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Browns Beach

A lovely protected beach, around 14km southwest of Penneshaw en route to American River and Kingscote.
Beach in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Island Beach

Loong beach between Penneshaw and American River, backed by rows of fancy beach houses.