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Hummock Hill Lookout

Overlooking the eastern end of Whyalla, Hummock Hill offers exceptional 360 degree views. It was developed by the then BHP as a gift to the city to commemorate the company's centenary year, and opened during the 1986 SA Jubilee Royal Visit.

Council has since sealed and upgraded the access road, and in more recent times worked with OneSteel to significantly redevelop the facility and revegetate the area in general.

Hummock Hill was the site of first settlement at the turn of the century. During World War II it saw service as a gun battery with four guns and command and signals posts - in fact development of the lookout utilised the old gun emplacements which can still be seen today.

Early stages of the fortifications were built by BHP workmen, but the majority of the work was carried out by gunners of the 26th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery under the supervision of the 65th Deputy Commander Royal Engineers who arrived in Whyalla on February 14, 1942. When the battery reached full strength there were approximately 120 men under the command of Captain R L Moorfoot.

Hummock Hill affords an unequalled view of Whyalla and the vast OneSteel operations; Whyalla Foreshore and Marina; across Spencer Gulf to the Southern Flinders Ranges – including the nearby Santos plant at Port Bonython and the Point Lowly Lighthouse; and westward over the city towards the iron ore rich Middleback Ranges. It is a photographer’s paradise to capture views of Whyalla.

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City of Whyalla
PO Box 126
Civic Building, Darling Tce
Whyalla SA 5600
Tel: (08) 8640-3444
Fax: (08) 8645-0155