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Whyalla is a seaport on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. It has a population of 21,000 people (2012 estimate).

Guide to Whyalla Hotels

Here's a list of hotels in Whyalla that you can book online, with full description, star rating, address, location map, evaluation, and prices as offered by different booking sites. This helps you to make your room booking with the site that offers the best price.

Whyalla, South Australia
Whyalla, South Australia
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More on Whyalla

Whyalla was founded in 1901 and was originally called Hummock's Hill. It was located at the end of the tramway of the Broken Hill Proprietary Company, where iron ore was sent to the lead smelters of Port Pirie.

Between 1905 and 1920, various establishments in the area were renamed from Hummock Hill to Whyally, until eventually the town itself was proclaimed by that time. Whyalla grew as it became a shipment point for iron ore. A blast furnace and harbor were built there in the 1930s. Whyalla experienced rapid growth in the 1960s. As was before, the Broken Hill Proprietary Company was instrumental in herding its growth.

Today, in addition to its heavy industries, Whyalla is slowly developing its tourism sector, a challenge as it competes with nearby cities that are well endowed with tourism products.

HMAS Whyalla
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Visiting Whyalla

Whyalla is about an hours drive from Port Augusta and five hours from Adelaide.

Places of Interest in Whyalla

  1. Black Point
    Diving destination particularly popular for viewing the annual migration of the Australian Giant Cuttlefish.

  2. HMAS Whyalla
    The first ship to be built in the city, and was named after it. It is today on display on dry land.