'''Whyalla''' is a city on northeastern [[Eyre Peninsula]], which was developed around the steelworks, port and nearby iron ore deposits in the early 20th century. Today it is a modern and vibrant country town, with good weather, beaches, and boating, and is the third largest city by population in South Australia.
=== History ===
Hummock Hill was named by Matthew Flinders in 1802, during his voyage in the Investigator. The first population came to develop the nearby iron ore deposits in 1900 and developed into a small town soon after.
With the establishment of the Steelworks in [[Newcastle (New South Wales)|Newcastle]] Whyalla developed into a major port for iron ore shipments.
In the 1950s a steelworks opened in the town , with BHP operating dual steel works in Newcastle and Whyalla, shipping coal from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales to Whyalla and returning the ships laden with iron ore to Newcastle.
The town also has a history of shipbuilding, and the naval ship Whyalla, now on display at the museum, was constructed in the town.
=== By car ===
Whyalla is about
one hour drive south of [[Port Augusta]]. The road is sealed, well travelled and maintained.
=== By air ===
and Qantas connect [[Adelaide ]]. Car hire is available in the terminal.
=== By coach ===
Premier Stateliner connect Whyalla with [[Adelaide]] twice daily.
There is a local bus service, operating three bus routes. All three operate between
Westland shopping centre and the city centre every hour during the day on weekdays, offering a reasonably frequent service for this trip. Anywhere else will require a taxi, which are available on the national 131 008 number.
The foreshore, marina, city centre, and Hummock Hill are within reasonable walking distance of each other.
Whyalla is the ideal size to traverse by bicycle,
but there are no bicycle hire facilities in the city.
* <do name="Hummock Hill Lookout"></do>
* <see name="Dolphins">Dolphins often follow the boats back into the marina in the afternoon, and come right up to the boat ramp.</see>
* <do name="Steelworks Tours">Tours of the OneSteel steelworks are conducted at 9:30am several times a week. Check times and book at the Visitors Information Centre</do>
* <do name="Fish" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Fishing charters are available, or you can fish off the pier by the marina.</do>
Playford Lodge" alt="" address=" 55 Rudall Avenue, Whyalla, SA 5600" directions="" phone=" 61-0419-840-142" url="http:// www. playfordlodge.com.au" checkin="" checkout="" price ="" lat="" long=""> Playford Lodge</ sleep> * <sleep name="Sundowner Motel"></sleep>
* '''Point Lowly''' * '''Iron Knob'''