Location: Lincoln Highway (Port Augusta Road), 100 metres north of Whyalla Visitor Centre and Maritime Museum.
Open: Complete village, craft market, specialty shops, special interest groups and tearooms, generally open on the last weekend of each month from 10am-4pm on both days. Open at other hours for various resident groups to meet and work on their crafts throughout the week and invite visitors with similar interests to call in.
The craft village was established in 1990 as a community centre to provide an outlet for locally made handcrafts, and a permanent home for the development of crafts in Whyalla.
The buildings are also of interest due to their heritage significance - they are the original BHP single men's quarters built in 1942 to house the large workforce constructing the steelworks and shipyard.
Check with the Visitor Centre for any other details available at the time of your visit.
Cost: Free entry (except special events).
Enquiries: 8645 4656.
Location: Centrally situated off Racecourse Road near the junction of Nicolson Avenue, and opposite the Middleback Theatre and Spencer Institute of TAFE car parks.
Open: Weekdays 6am - 9pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm, public holidays 12pm - 5pm.
Cost: Various, check at the reception desk, or phone.
Enquiries: ph 8645 5488 fax 8645 7170.
A $4 million redevelopment completed February 2000 has given Whyalla what has been described as the best facility of its type outside the metropolitan area.
In addition to the 25m indoor heated swimming pool, squash and racquetball courts, sports hall and weightlifting facilities - visitors can also enjoy a spa and sauna, wading pool, playpool, waterslide, cafeteria and superior changing facilities. The centre also provides supervised classes like aqua aerobics, circuits, aero boxing, tai chi, and swimming. A range of equipment can be hired including balls, bats and racquets for the various sports.
Disabled access is available to the pools, while disabled toilets and parking is also provided.
Website address: http://www.sa.ymca.org.au/
Location: Located on the corner of Carlson Street and McRitchie Crescent.
Open: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 6am - 9.30pm, Tuesday & Thursday 9am - 9.30pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 2pm.
Enquiries: Ph 8649 1000 or Fax 8649 2126
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Location: Nicolson Avenue, cnr Racecourse Road.
Open: Tuesday to Friday 10.30am-5.30pm, and hour before the first movie on Saturdays.
Enquiries: 8644 7300.
Middleback Theatre website: http://www.countryarts.org.au/catalogs/arts-centres/south-australia/middleback-theatre-192431.php
Whyalla Cinema website: http://www.whyallacinema.com/
While visiting Whyalla there is every chance that a theatre production will be in season, variety entertainment is being staged, the latest film will be screening, or one of many art and craft exhibitions is on show in the foyer.
Disabled access is available to the theatre, auditorium, toilets and parking.
Visitors are invited to call into the theatre and browse through the foyer. On permanent view are five lead-light windows depicting aspects of Whyalla and a mural tracing the pioneer history of the Middleback Ranges.
Details of the theatre's program at the time of your visit can be obtained direct from the theatre, or the Visitor Centre.
Civic Park includes a central garden, playground, and free BBQ and picnic facilities adjacent to a lawned area.
Facilities also include a soundshell which features an impressive red "sail" when in use. The soundshell has been the centerpiece for annual Christmas carol singing, rock and jazz concerts and festivals.
The most recent development was opened in April 2002 comprising a skate park and dirt bike jump track alongside an existing skate bowl. The facility was developed with significant input from local youth. Officially named "RiskIt Park", it can be used for skate boarding, roller-blading and bike riding. Infrastructure includes a "fun boy, pyramid and grind rails." The park also boasts a half and full court basketball facility.
Location: 103 Essington Lewis Avenue, Whyalla. Please phone for opening times.
Enquiries: 8645 8797
Enjoy a game of ten pin bowling at Bowland Whyalla. With fully automatic electronic scoring and pop up bumpers, this is an activity the whole family can enjoy.
The building also displays an attractive bowling-themed mural. Fully air-conditioned, with juke box and video game entertainment plus cafe and bar facilities. Group bookings available.
Location: Main access off Lincoln Hwy (Port Augusta Road) opposite the Whyalla Visitor Centre and Maritime Museum.
When: Mixed competitions are held on Saturday and Sunday, Ladies competitions on Tuesday and Thursday, and Men's competitions of Wednesday and Friday. Social golf is possible on all of these days but it is necessary to check the Golf Shop for times.
Enquiries: Club House and Golf Shop on 8645 9109 Bowls 8645 9088 / 8645 9109
The Whyalla Golf Club offers a challenging layout of 18 holes with fully grassed fairways and greens. Golf clubs, golf carts and electric buggies are available for hire from the Golf Shop. Whyalla Golf Club also has 2 bowling greens which are among the best in the region. Visitors are most welcome.