Wirrabara is a timber and farming town in the Flinders Ranges, which caters extremely well for visitors.
Explore Wirrabara Forest, which has great walking trails, scenic drives, picnic grounds and more. See the King Tree, a gnarled 400 year old Red Gum, over 11 metres in circumference, sitting 150 metres off the King Tree Road. The Old Nursery – established in 1877 and now abandoned – contains a diversity of tree species. There are walking trails leading from the picnic ground to the Old Nursery. Another trail does a loop from the picnic ground to the King Tree, to Ippinitchie Camping Ground.
The Heysen Trail and its various spurs provide access to The Bluff and to the Top Of The Range. The Heysen Trail provides spectacular views of Spencer Gulf.
Bushwalker permits for the Wirrabara Forest can be obtained from the Forest Headquarters. Educational groups should register their routes at the Forest Headquarters.
Stroll through the Wirrabara Producers Market, showcasing the produce of the Flinders Ranges. It is a genuine producers only market and items available range from fresh and dried fruit and meats to superb olive oils and baked goods.
The Wirrabara Golf Club offers an 18-hole golf course, par 71.
The Wirrabara Craft House and Tourist Information Centre is situated in an historic two storey building overlooking the Wongabirrie parklands. You’ll find a mosaic wall in the parklands, as well as facilities for a barbeque and picnic lunch.
Wirrabara accommodation includes a local caravan park and youth hostel.
Wirrabara was proclaimed in 1874 and its name means ‘forest with running water’.