35 43 S
137 56 E
Note: approx. only. Do not use as an
anchoring point on your GPS.
SW through S to NE
Recently upgraded the cove now has 20 pontoon berths 14 of
which are available for short term public hire. Lights
were added to the entrance in December 2005, see the Notice to Mariners below.
Water, power and pump out available.
The cove is dredged to a minimum depth of 2.1m and fitted with
20 pontoon berths and a ramp. Cost for an overnight stay is $20 payment by an
honour system, fill out a form and put money in the box at the boat launching
ramp. All queries now handled by the council offices, tel: 8553 4500 Maximum
stay is 10 nights. In addtiion there are two public pontoons cost is $10 night.
The township of Penneshaw, a short walk up the hill, has a hotel, store and
Note: This location is also used to provide the KI terminal for the smaller
passenger ferry services to the mainland.
||You will need a long power cable for power in you are
in an outer berth as there is only one power board with mulitple outlets
located at the entrance to the walkway. The same is true of the water
supply. I detected a little shoaling just inside the entrance and
believe now that the clearance is less than 2.1M as originaly dredged.
||Rhythm & Blues II visited and moored in Christmas Cove, Penneshore,KI
on 29/12/05. Dredged to 2m.
The attached photo show Amarina, Rhythm&BluesII [draft 1.53m],
Shops are nearby,the Mobil stn. has some hardware and fishimg gear
To enter, line up the 2 red diamond nav signs.
In strong westerly winds the surge and breakers
coming in the narrow entrance would make entry to the cove quite
Also lights have been added to the entrance see the Notice to Mariners
South Australia - Kangaroo Island - Christmas Cove - Lights established
Mariners are advised that the following lights have been established
on the breakwaters at the entrance to Christmas Cove:
Western Breakwater in position:
Lat 35 ° 43'.099 South 137 ° 56'.057 East FlG5secs on a
2m pole 6 metres above HAT.
Eastern Breakwater in position:
Lat 35 ° 43'.085 South 137 ° 56.057 East FlR5 secs on a
2metre pole 6 metres above HAT.