Our friendly staff will show you all that Whyalla has to offer.
Discovery Parks – Whyalla Foreshore on the South Australian Eyre Peninsula is set on the Spencer Gulf foreshore. Midway between Adelaide and Streaky Bay, Whyalla is on the premier fishing route along the East Coast Eyre Peninsula, with Port Augusta an hour away and Port Lincoln just over3 hours away. Beyond the coast, Whyalla is the gateway to the Outback within easy reach of Quorn and Hawker, with the major regional centre of Mount Gambier only 5 and a half hours drive away.
Now South Australia’s third largest city, Whyalla was originally established as a port to ship iron ore extracted from the nearby Middleback Ranges. Boasting a rich mining and steel making history, a range of daily tours are available for the whole family including the OneSteel Steelworks Tour and the Whyalla Maritime Museum, which features the land-locked ‘HMAS Whyalla’ – the first modern warship build in South Australia in 1941.
The region is widely regarded for its natural beauty and excellent fishing. The Whyalla Conservation Park with its famed Wild Dog Hill is a popular picnic and hiking spot, while the annual migration of the Giant Australian Cuttlefish remains a major draw card for avid divers.
Many consider Whyalla to be Australia’s Best Red Snapper fishing ground, with fish caught in excess of 15kg. Marek’s Reef and the Whyalla and Point Lowly ramps are popular spots for snapper, with King George Whiting found near Cowled’s Landing and the Eight Mile Creek fishing and sand patches. The Whyalla jetty offers anglers a good chance at landing tommy ruff, garfish, squid, blue swimmer crabs and some species of whiting.
Discovery Parks – Whyalla Foreshore offers a range of accommodation from lawn-covered camp and caravan sites with power and water - through to a wide range of cabins to suit all travellers.
Our range of 4 Star self-contained cabins provide sleeping for 4 to 6 and come complete with full kitchen including some with dishwashers, TV/DVD, split system air-conditioning and covered veranda.
For larger families, our 4 Star Deluxe Cabin features 3 bedrooms with sleeping for 7 and features a large TV, separate living and dining, plus separate toilet. We also have a 4 bedroom house that sleeps 8.
Our 3 Star Standard and Economy Cabins provide sleeping for 5 and feature kitchenette, reverse cycle air-conditioning, while our Economy Fisherman Cabins are ideal for a ‘back to basics’ fishing expedition with easy access to the nearby amenities block.
With a jumping pillow, playground, stand up paddle boards/ kayaks and a kiosk, we host a Friday night sausage sizzle and Sunday morning pancake breakfast along with regular live music on some Sunday afternoons. We are just minutes from the marina and beautiful Ada Ryan Gardens, Discovery Parks – Whyalla Foreshore is the ideal family or fishing holiday destination.
Your family pets are welcome to stay at this park! (Sites & Cabin/s*)
*Subject to availability.
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Accessible Amenities Block
- Easter - Snapper Competition.
- June - August - Diving with the cuttlefish
- August - Whyalla Show
- December - One Steel Christmas Pageant and Christmas Street Party.
- Tanderra monthly markets.