Backpacking Whyalla

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    GO SCUBA DIVING BETWEEN MAY AND AUGUST TO SEE GIANT AUSTRALIAN CUTTLEFISH: Photo - Stuart Hutchison, courtesy South Australian Tourism Commission
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    CHECK OUT THE EX-HMAS WHYALLA (NEAR THE VISITOR CENTRE): Photo - Brett Sheridan, courtesy South Australian Tourism Commission
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Whyalla Highlights

  • Go scuba diving between the months of May and August to see thousands of Giant Australian Cuttlefish descend on the rocky coastline.

  • Take a fascinating tour of the massive Iron Knob Mine.

  • Great fishing locations.

  • Excellent coastal scenic drives overlooking the Southern Flinders Ranges and if you are lucky you may see some of the local dolphins swimming and playing in the shallow waters.

  • Visit the Maritime Museum, which exhibits early maritime heritage, artifacts on World War II naval history, BHP shipbuilding, natural history of Northern Spencer Gulf and local Aboriginal history.

About Whyalla

Population 22,000

The mainly industrial town of Whyalla is where the outback meets the sea and it is the place that has more than 300 days of sunshine per year.

Whyalla has all the facilities and services that you would expect from a town of this size and the surrounding regions boast some spectacular views, outback landscapes, and vast coastline.

While you are there, you could check out the Whyalla Maritime Museum, take an Iron Knob Mine tour, or visit some of the other local attractions.

It is also a good place for water sports such as diving, where you can to witness the migration of thousands of giant Australian Cuttlefish between the months of May and August. It is also a popular place for fishing with heaps of locations to drop a line.

There are also some nice coastal scenic drives overlooking the Southern Flinders Ranges and if you are lucky you may see some of the local dolphins swimming and playing in the shallow waters.

Orientation Map for Whyalla


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Whyalla Visitor Information Centre

Lincoln Highway
Whyalla, South Australia
Phone 1800 088 589
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