Whyalla truly is the city where the outback meets the sea. With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, fascinating history and plenty to see and do Whyalla is the ideal holiday destination.
The city itself has an excellent foreshore, with a delightful shady park and marina. There are excellent cafes and restaurants close to the beach to sit back and take in the atmosphere.
See the Whyalla Maritime Museum or Mount Laura Homestead, take a tour of the steelworks or attend one of Whyalla’s friendly community events.
Just over 30 kilometres from the city is Point Lowly Lighthouse, a local icon. The safe nearby beaches are great for taking the kids and there is magnificent fishing from shore or boat. Diving in the area is fantastic particularly during the renowned Giant Australian Cuttlefish season. There are some excellent coastal scenic drives overlooking the Southern Flinders Ranges and usually rewarded with sightings of dolphins frolicking in the shallow waters.
Whyalla is fast building a name as a fisherman’s paradise. With a wide array of different species for anglers to try their skills at, including the elusive ‘big red snapper’. Over Easter long weekend there are over 750 anglers that converge on the city to compete in the annual snapper fishing competition.
Whether you come to Whyalla for a weekend or a week, there is certainly something for everyone ‘where the outback meets the sea’.