There is no better feeling in this world than to be outdoors with nature, especially when there are so many Whyalla natural wonders to unearth and experience.
Whyalla is bursting with the unexpected, layered with clashing worlds, dizzying colour and most of all; it is a mosaic of magical sea life.
The rocky inshore reef along the coast near Port Bonython and Point Lowly is a breeding ground for the Northern Spencer Gulf population of Giant Australian Cuttlefish. Easily viewed snorkelling and best filmed diving, the large aggregation that occurs May – August each year is unique in the world to Whyalla, they are renowned as the chameleons of the sea for their ability to change colour and texture.
Over 80 species of birds have been observed in the Park; also native wildlife such as kangaroo, reptiles and small mammals such as the Common Dunnart.
When at Wild Dog Hill in the Whyalla Conservation Park and the sun starts to disappear, fall silent, sit and observe. Listen to the birds chirping, hear a slight breeze blowing through the leaves and grasses. Watch as the sky goes from blue to purple, from purple to a pink-orange, and then to a bright yellow gold before the sun is finally hidden, it is a beautiful sight to see. Over 80 species of birds have been observed in the Park; also native wildlife such as kangaroo, reptiles and small mammals such as the Common Dunnart.
A pod of friendly resident Bottlenose Dolphins will often visit the Whyalla Marina and can be seen feeding regularly between Whyalla and Point Lowly.
Starry nights, spectacular sunsets and welcoming sunrises can be viewed from almost anywhere in Whyalla. A good location to see the stars is to take a short 10km drive south on the Lincoln Highway or along Mullaquana Road (look out for kangaroos) at night, park your vehicle, get out and enjoy the silence and the remarkable starry skies.
Only a 20-minute drive from Whyalla is Point Lowly. If you aren’t staying there already, Point Lowly provides beautiful views of the Spencer Gulf, the northern coastline and the magnificent Flinders Ranges. Dolphins, kangaroos and birdlife, fishing and sightseeing, star gazing and sunsets provide a wealth of opportunities to unearth Whyalla’s natural wonders, landscapes, adventures and experiences.
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