Traveling east and after crossing ‘the plain’ the wheat fields appear and then the silos and then a town. Penong is the eastern edge of the Nullarbor. When you reach Penong the traveler is once again in the traditional ‘town’ environment. I.e. shops, pubs and other services.

The area surrounding Penong was settled by Europeans in the 19th century, the town being established in 1915 with the arrival of the railway. It is characterised by many windmills, which pump water from the Anjutabie water basin.

Penong is located close to Lake McDonnell, which has rich reserves of salt and gypsum. The town is 20km north of Cactus Beach, a popular surfing beach.

The Anglican Church is a modern structure, but the United Church is approaching the centenary.

The Penong Hotel is vintage for the era.

The Woolshed Museum is located on the western edge of the town ship.

At a minimum a coffee or refreshment is recommended.

Diary notes


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course