Wallaroo is a coastal town on the western side of Yorke Peninsula and it is a popular tourist destination. Along with Kadina and Moonta, Wallaroo forms the Copper Coast, formerly known as the Copper Triangle.
The name Wallaroo comes the Aboriginal word 'Wadlu Waru' meaning wallabies urine. The early settler's tried to copy the aboriginals by calling it Walla Waroo, however they found this too big to stamp on the wool bales, so they shortened it to Wallaroo.
Wallaroo has a deep sea port, at which the Viterra grain terminal is located and ships dock to fill up with grain. When a ship isn't in port, the jetty is a favourite location for fishing.
Wallaroo is also home to the Spencer Gulf Prawn fleet, and has a multi-million dollar marina - Copper Cove Marina.
SeaSA,  operate a 7 day per week service using a newly constructed vehicle and passenger carrying ferry. The Aurora runs between Wallaroo and Lucky Bay. It is an approximately 2 hr trip (depending on conditions) of 60 km (32 nm) one way.
Passengers may travel with their vehicles or as walk on passengers. The operators only allow one item of hand luggage per passenger unless contained in a vehicle. Published charges for carrying in excess of 1 hand luggage item (and not contained within an accompanying vehicle) are $60 per item. Bookings are available online .
Wallaroo is a popular fishing destination, with many fishing charter tour operators using it as a base.
Cellular (mobile) telephone network reception may not be available in many areas especially those distant from cellular network repeater towers normally located along the major highways and near larger townships. Hilly terrain will also effect reception. In an emergency seek higher ground. Some networks provide a poor coverage in regional and rural areas. It is generally considered that the best reception is available from either Telstra or Optus when in areas such as Yorke Peninsula.
For emergency services including police, fire services and ambulance call 000 from any telephone and ask the operator to connect you.