Top ChoiceCafe in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Dudley Wines Cellar Door

About 12km east of Penneshaw, KI's pioneering winery has a winning cellar door – a fancy corrugated-iron shed, with astonishing views over a deep ravine and back to the mainland. On the menu are superb pizzas...

Monument in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Frenchman's Rock

When intrepid French explorer Nicholas Baudin surveyed the KI coast in 1803, he came ashore at what's now Penneshaw for a look around. He left his mark: under a white concrete dome on the shoreline is a replica...

Market in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Kangaroo Island Farmers Market

Has baked goods, chutneys, seafood, olive oil, honey, eggs, cheese, yoghurt and of course wine and dodgy buskers (including, once, a certain Lonely Planet writer who shall remain unnamed). SeaLink offers...

Lighthouse in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Cape Willoughby Lightstation

About 28km southeast of Penneshaw (via an 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...

Pizza in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Sorrento's Pizzeria

Walk past reception at the Seafront Hotel to the modest little service counter at the back of the lobby – 'Hey, there's a pizza restaurant in here!' It's a good one too, serving 'classic' and 'gourmet' discs,...

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) prawns and oysters, all from the island and...

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....

Bistro in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Sunset Food & Wine

Awesome view! If you can't make it up the steep driveway, there's another access around the back. Either way, expect brilliant modern bistro fare. Expect the likes of KI squid with pickled carrot, chorizo,...

Museum in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum

Inside a 1922 stone school house, this salty museum displays artefacts from local shipwrecks and early white settlement (check out those girthsome millstones!), plus endearingly geeky models of Flinders'...

Beach in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Browns Beach

A lovely protected beach, around 14km southwest of Penneshaw en route to American River and Kingscote. Good for a quick dip.

Pizza in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Fire & Smoke

Sun going down, waiting for the ferry, getting hungry and eaten all your supplies? Duck into gaudy, Americana-themed Fire & Smoke for some pasta, ribs, a steak or a schnitzel, a look at the Elvis/Marilyn...

Cafe in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Fat Beagle Coffee Shop

Food businesses come and go in Penneshaw – the summer tourist boom here is followed by a devastating winter bust. But Fat Beagle seems to be hanging in there, and is the best spot for a coffee in town....

Beach in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Island Beach

Loong beach between Penneshaw and American River, backed by rows of fancy beach houses. Go for a wander and see what's washed in on the tide.