Whyalla, SA

Whyalla might have been built by heavy industry, but increasing volumes of tourists are discovering there is a new and fascinating side to the city at the head of the Eyre Peninsula. This gentler side of Whyalla includes an absorbing wildlife and reptile sanctuary, a safe swimming beach, rewarding fishing, breezes tailored for recreational sailing and wind-surfing, gardens visitors share with free-ranging native animals and a magnificent climate to complement outdoor activities.

The city also boasts the Whyalla Maritime Museum, one of the most innovating and exciting of its kind in the land. Centrepiece is the 650-tonne corvette, The Whyalla. Built in the local shipyard, The Whyalla is the largest, permanently land-locked ship in Australia. The well equipped foreshore park is picnic perfect.

Largest provincial city in SA whose main industry is Steel. The city began when BHP laid a railway from Iron Knob to the base of Hummock Hill, at the end of the point on which the city centre stands. The Whyalla Show is held in August.

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Derhams Foreshore Motor Inn
Watson Tce
Whyalla, SA, 5600
Ph: 08 8645 8877
Email: derhamsforeshore@ozemail.com.au

Westland Hotel Motel l
100 McDouall Stuart Ave.
Whyalla, SA, 5608
Ph: 08 8645 0066
Email: michael@westland.mtx.net

Whyalla Foreshore Caravan Park
Broadbent Tce
Whyalla, SA, 5600
Ph: 08 8645 7474
Email: forshor@bigpond.com