Five best things to do

The definition of best is ‘that which is the most excellent, outstanding, or desirable’.

Unearth unique, ‘one of a kind’ nature based experiences and attractions in Whyalla.

Visitors are continuously drawn to and amazed by the experiences you can only have in Whyalla.

Curious about discovering what lies behind the timeless Whyalla landscapes or under the deep? Maybe it’s not what you think, expect or see…maybe it’s more about finding what lies unearthed… in you?

Tour the industrial site of an operating steelworks

With many adventures for you to unearth, here are five of the ‘best’ experiences and are ‘one of a kind’.

  • Dive or snorkel with the world’s largest aggregation of Giant Cuttlefish which occurs just off the Whyalla coast May – August each year.

  • Tour the industrial site of an operating steelworks; observe and learn about the industry that strengthens the nation of Australia. Tours ON-HOLD due to COVID-19

  • Marvel at the heritage registered Stranded Shingle Beach Ridges at Fitzgerald Bay. There are only two other places in the world listed with similar Shingle Ridges, being Egypt and Scotland.

  • Climb aboard and tour the retired ship HMAS Whyalla. The land locked ship was the first ship built in Whyalla and is an exhibit of the Whyalla Maritime Museum. The Maritime Museum is open. However the HMAS Whyalla is currently ON-HOLD due to COVID-19.

  • Open: Daily 10am-4pm, except Good Friday and Christmas Day

    Ship Tours: Daily 11.30am and 1.30pm, except Good Friday and Christmas Day (Closed in footwear must be worn)

  • Witness the antics of South Australia’s friendliest Dolphins who frequently visit the Whyalla Marina and will often gate crash and join in on your offshore ocean escapade.

Meet some of our locals and hear about life in Whyalla and why they think Whyalla is the ‘best’. 


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