Home to the windmills and the surf mecca of Cactus Beach, this is a great stop before you venture across the Nullarbor.

It’s home to a great country pub and caravan park, and it’s also the location of Paul Gravelle’s well-known surfboards factory where he hand shapes boards for the discerning customer.

Things To Do

Check out the local history

Stop by the free, open-air Penong Windmill Museum and learn the fascinating history of windmills in Australia, and visit the volunteer-run Woolshed Museum with its local history display. Entry is by gold coin donation.


Hit the surf

And see the stunning Lake MacDonnell, a salt lake well-known for its vibrant pink colour. Just remember, Cactus is a surf beach and it’s not for beginners, and people come all over the world to try their hand on these breaks. Be careful out there.

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