Are you in the Adelaide area and feel like heading off on a road trip? Why not visit the beautiful coastal town of Whyalla, just under 400 kilometres from the state capital.
Below is a taste of Whyalla’s unique experiences. Click here to find out more!
Whyalla Maritime Museum & HMAS Whyalla
The former HMAS Whyalla is now landlocked, two kilometres from the sea and two metres above ground. Experience life on board a wartime corvette as you tour the decks with your friendly and knowledgeable guide.
Whyalla Steelworks Tour
Tour the massive steelworks site and witness dramatic industry safely from the comfort of your coach.
Mount Laura Homestead Museum
Explore Whyalla’s history at this National Trust museum, a former sheep station imbued with charm and character.
Point Lowly and Fitzgerald Bay
Unearth natural wonders at scenic Point Lowly and Fitzgerald Bay, only 20 minutes north of Whyalla. Experience ancient, stacked shingle dunes, spectacular sunsets, beaches, fishing, and memorable seascapes.
A one-way sealed road (suitable for caravans) takes you up Hummock Hill to exceptional 360-degree views of the city, the sea and the steelworks. Hummock Hill acted as a gun battery during WWII, and a restored wartime gun stands sentinel adjacent to the visitor shelters and interpretive signage.
Feel the sand between your toes and the sun on your shoulders as you walk out to the ‘blue line’ at low tide. See friendly local dolphins in the marina, watch the adventurous kiteboarders or simply soak up the vibrant beach atmosphere while you relax on the lawns.
Marvel at the amazing antics, underwater light shows and colourful mating rituals of Whyalla’s distinctive giant cuttlefish.
Pictured is Point Lowly Lighthouse. Image courtesy of Robert Woodland.