The annual migration of the Australian Giant Cuttlefish Sepia apama to the waters of the Upper Spencer Gulf, namely Whyalla OneSteel break waters, False Bay, Point Lowly and Fitzgerald Bay, is one of the most spectacular natural events in the Australian marine environment.
Flinders & Freycinet Lookout
Located at the intersection of Farrell and Elliott Streets, until 2002 the Flinders Lookout was a memorial to Matthew Flinders (1774-1814), Commander of HMS Investigator, who surveyed and named Spencer Gulf. The memorial was unveiled on Pioneers Day in 1950.
Hummock Hill affords an unequalled view of Whyalla and the vast OneSteel operations; Whyalla Foreshore and Marina; across Spencer Gulf to the Southern Flinders Rangers and including the nearby Santos plant at Port Boython and the Point Lowly Lighthouse; and westward over the city towards the iron ore rich Middleback Rangers.
The Whyalla Maritime Museum is home of the former HMAS Whyalla - first ship built at the Whyalla Shipyard in 1941. It stands high and dry – 2km inland from its birthplace and 2 metres off the ground. Every year thousands of visitors enjoy actually walking under the ship before boarding it with a tour guide for a truly unique experience over the restored vessel.
There are many areas along our northern coastline worth a visit such as Point Lowly, just a 20-minute drive from Whyalla, Port Bonython, Fitzgerald Bay, the Freycinet Trail and the environmentally unusual and historic shingle beach ridges.
The OneSteel Whyalla Steelworks are a fully-integrated operation, starting with the mining of raw materials and ending with the distribution of finished steel products.
Other Local Attractions
The Loaded Dog
Located at 97 McDouall Stuart Avenue, Whyalla (garden of Whyalla Veterinary Clinic) stands The Loaded Dog sculpture created by world-famous sculptor Andy Scott.