Situated 228 kilometres west of Adelaide, Warooka is a small town known as the gateway to the bottom end of the Yorke Peninsula. Warooka is a service centre for the surrounding area and a great stop off on your way to or from Innes National Park.
On Yorke Peninsula you are never far from the coast and great beaches and Warooka is no exception, with Flaherty’s Beach and Hardwicke Bay a short drive away offering a very attractive sheltered beach, perfect for swimming and windsurfing. Or if you are there at the right time – maybe a game of golf?
The Flaherty’s Beach Sandbar Classic Golf Tournament is played on a beautiful stretch of beach in late summer when the tide is at its lowest. A golf tournament where water hazards are the norm and you’re always in a bunker! It’s difficult to get this much fun out of any other sort of golf so if you are in the area, pay your sand fees and play the game of your life!
Inland Sea Foods and Restaurant offer a seafood shop and restaurant just outside Warooka.
Visit Paper Nymph which produces fine hand-made papers from recycling scrap paper. View the paper-making process, have a go at marbling and visit the magical ‘Rainbow Room’.
Wheat and sheep farmers first settled Warooka in the 1850s. It was not until 1876, however that it was officially established, with settlers beginning to move into the town during the late 1870s. Many Irish people settled in this area and in 1876, the first stone was laid to the first Catholic Church. In 1877, the Warooka Hotel was built.