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Penneshaw Things to Do

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    Birdwatching

    by kyoub Written Nov 10, 2007

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    Check out all the birds that live in this area. If you are very lucky you will see the elusive glossy black cockatoo which is now on the endangered list. Unfortunately we were not that lucky.
    We did see birds in our garden and at the beach.
    The white bird in picture #2 thought he lived at our house.

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    Wallabies

    by kyoub Updated Nov 9, 2007

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    Each evening at dusk, we would see Tammar wallabies all around the area.
    If we were just coming back from a day of sightseeing we had to creep along the roads, for fear of hitting one on our way to the house.

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    Little Penguins

    by kyoub Updated Nov 9, 2007

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    In the evening, near the shore in town, there are guides that will take you on a tour down a wooden walkway, to see the little penguins, as they come back from their day at sea.
    You must remain very quiet and you are not allowed to use your flash on your camera.

    From our house we could hear the Pengins chattering, very early every morning as they assembled to leave for the day.
    They are very noisy for their small size.

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Penneshaw Restaurants

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    The Old Post Office: by the Penguin Coves !

    by WStat Updated Apr 4, 2011

    If you ask someone in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island SA, where to dine, you`ll certainly get "The Old Post Office Restaurant" as an answer.It i said to be the best restaurant in town (not difficult, as the town is rather small), but it`s perfectly true!
    Serving vegetarian and home-style meals as well as delicious seafood, the Old Post Office is a place to be remembered: located in a refurbished, historic old postoffice, with a large al fresco-dining garden (heated on cold evenings),a romantic alcove where dining is shere fun !
    Food is very good, especially local seafood-dishes and other Aussie-food.

    Favorite Dish: Seafood salad - a rich and well selected mixture of catch of the day, vegetables and prawns.

    al fresco dining at The Old Post Office, Penneshaw Seafood Salad
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    Old Post Office Restaurant: Best food

    by kyoub Updated Nov 9, 2007

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    One of the few places to eat and probably the best place is the OLD POST OFFICE RESTAURANT.
    The dining room has many hanging baskets full of ferns and greenery. There is a heater in the center of the room to keep you from being to chilled.
    We had very good seafood and Halloumi cheese. It was the first time that I had tried fried cheese.

    The Old Post Office greenery
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Penneshaw Nightlife

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    Shore: Little Penguins

    by kyoub Written Nov 10, 2007

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    Not to be missed is the parade of Little Penguins that come ashore after nightfall.
    They leave their burrows in the very early hours of the morning, fish all day, and return to their young after dark.

    Dress Code: Comfortable walking shoes and a jacket. You can use your camera but no flash allowed.

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Penneshaw Transportation

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    Your rental car

    by kyoub Written Nov 9, 2007

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    The best way to get around Penneshaw is either by walking or having your own rental car. We chose the latter most of the time.
    You can bring the car with you from the mainland or rent a car on the island.

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    Car Ferry

    by kyoub Written Nov 9, 2007

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    The best way to get to Kangaroo Island from the mainland is to take the car ferry.
    It is called the Sea Link and it leaves from Cape Jervis. The crossing takes 45 minutes .
    You can take your car with you on the ship or wait and rent a car after you get to the island.
    We took ours with us. You do have to get approval from the rental company before you do this.
    The ferry will dock in Penneshaw.

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    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Penneshaw What to Pack

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    Bring your walking shoes

    by kyoub Written Nov 9, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: If you have a car you can bring everything that will need.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I suggest dressing in layers. The weather is usually warm in the daytime but cool once the sun goes down. In the daytime there may be a stiff breeze making it a bit chilly also. It was cooler in November that I had expected.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can find most things on the island.

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