Windmills dominate the skyline of the small town, supplying water from the underground basin. It is the most westerly of the wheat growing areas. The historic Penong Woolshed (now a museum/art/craft shop) was built in 1860 as part of the Barr-Smith pastoral run.
Cactus Beach, 21 kms south of Penong is a world famous surfing beach. Point Sinclair is also popular. Stunning white sandhills and Lake McDonnell Gypsum Mines, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, are near by.