Penong - SA



DEG: -31.92816 133.009613
DMS: 31º 55' 41.37" S 133º 00' 34.61" E
UTM: 53 J 6465798mN 311834mE
Altitude: 27.39m


Place Type

Population - Suburb


617.01kms NorthWest of Adelaide - Driving 845 km (8 hours 57 mins)

Address & Contact

West Terrace
Penong SA 5690
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A


Penong is a very small settlement located along the Eyre Highway and is situated approximately mid-way between Ceduna and Nundroo Roadhouse. Most notable as the many windmills scattered around the area.

The picturesque massing of windmills on the eastern entry to Penong, locally known as 'Windmill Flat', has developed over many years in order for the town to access one of the small underground basins that is close to the township. Each household obtains their water supply using their own windmill and the abundant winds to pump from the underground basins to their homes. The supplies were also used for water supplies for stock. The water supply for the Penong township is now also carted by road tanker from Ceduna to top up local supplies at a cost to consumers and subsidised by the South Australian Government. There are 26 windmills on windmill flat. The residents of Penong and districts still rely on rainfall as their main source of water.

Facilities in Penong include a 24/7 Caltex Roadhouse with fast food available 6am-10pm, and a public phone. Opposite the Caltex on the corner of Saunders Street, is the Penong Hotel with beer garden and accommodation. The Penong Landromat and the Penong General Store & Post Office are all on Saunders Street.

The Penong Caravan Park is located on Stiggants Roads (follow West Ter north of the highway).

Hole 3 of the Nullarbor Links ("Windmills") is at Penong Golf Course located north of the highway. This hole is Par 4 - 260m.

Just south of Penong, you'll find Cactus Beach, which is a widely renowned surfing spot with 1 right hand and 2 left hand breaks.
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Closest Weather Station

Thevenard at 13/10:30pm CST
Distance from Penong 64.39km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Ceduna Amo
Distance from Penong 68.57km E
Mean Max. °C28.628.226.724.220.818.217.418.721.423.826.027.3
Mean Min. °C15.
Mean Rain mm11.513.716.419.432.335.339.834.527.725.319.420.7

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