Whyalla’s CuttleFest has received a State Government tick of approval and congratulations after last weekend’s inaugural Opening Ceremony.

The Honourable David Ridgway - South Australian Ministers for Trade, Tourism and Investment - was in Whyalla on Saturday to help Mayor Clare McLaughlin officially open CuttleFest 2019 at the foreshore ceremony and celebrations.

PRAISE FOR WHYALLA: Minister David Ridgway speaks at the opening of CuttleFest 2019 in Whyalla.

Nearly 500 people turned up during the day for the opening ceremony that celebrated with cuttlefish kites, activities of the kids, marine displays, information on cuttlefish snorkelling and the popular virtual reality goggles. CuttleFest is a three-month celebration of snorkel adventures, activities, information sessions and displays in Whyalla to mark the annual aggregation of the giant cuttlefish in the waters off Whyalla.

Find out more about the day in the tiles below, where you can also find the full program and other information like how to snorkel with our wonderful cuttlefish!

Find out more about the day and this year's Cuttlefest in the tiles below:

Visitors will be awed by the dramatic events and vivid colours and textures that shape Whyalla. Feel the heat and witness the spectacle of red hot coals emerging from the massive coke ovens at the Whyalla steelworks when learning about the transformation of ore into steel; wonder at the antics of the local resident dolphins and feel the sand between your toes when searching for a delicious meal of fresh crab off the Whyalla Foreshore beach.

Dive or snorkel and witness the camouflage and colourful mating rituals of Whyalla’s distinctive Giant Cuttlefish. Relax within the ocean and wonders of the unique Northern Coastline and beaches on the tranquil Spencer Gulf which are back dropped by the ancient Southern Flinders Ranges. Spectacular sunsets and shimmering horizons, unrivalled natural events and industry that strengthens the nation await the adventurous ready to unearth our earth’s raw essence up close.

Are you coming to visit…..soon? If not watch this and then book your trip.



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