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Revision as of 22:35, 5 January 2011

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.

Understand

Get in

By road

Whyalla is about one hour drive south of Port Augusta. The road is sealed, well travelled and maintained.

By air

  • REX and Qantas connect Adelaide. Car hire is available in the terminal.

Get around

See

  • Hummock Hill Lookout.

Do

  • Museum.
  • Swimming. There are three main choices of swimming locations in Whyalla. The main town beach is has long streches of white sand and warm water, and is very much affected by the tide, with sandbars up to a kilometre out to sea at low tide. The protection of the gulf means there is no significant surf. The marina has a swimming enclosure with a pontoon, with deep water, but no beach to speak of. North of the marina is a beach often preferred by locals. It isn't as aesthetically pleasing as the other swimming spots, but it has a sharper drop off, so if wading through knee deep water isn't your thing, this may be a better choice.
  • Fish.

Buy

Eat

The town centre of Whyalla is not developed any restaurant or cafe precinct. Restaurants, clubs and pubs are distributed around the city, and it is best to do some research before you set out.

Drink

Sleep

  • Playford Lodge, 55 Rudall Avenue, Whyalla, SA 5600, 61-0419-840-142, [1]. Playford Lodge
  • Sundowner Motel.

Contact

Get out

  • Point Lowly
  • Iron Knob

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