A historic port town on the Yorke Peninsula, Wallaroo is blessed with fascinating Heritage-listed sites, alluring beaches, excellent fishing spots and unique maritime history. You’ll also find fishing charters, waterfront seafood restaurants and a scenic golf club.
Things to do in Wallaroo
If you love days spent by the water, head down to Wallaroo Jetty Beach, where you can relax on soft sand, swim in calm waters or cast a line out. There is a range of dining options nearby, from casual seafood at The Boat Shed Restaurant to sweet treats and baked goods at Jetty Road Bakehouse.
For something a bit more adventurous, join a deep-sea fishing charter to venture out onto the Spencer Gulf to catch King George whiting, garfish and snapper. You can also grab some snorkelling gear and search underwater for the iconic giant Australian cuttlefish, which change colour as they swim.
Are you interested in learning more about the local history? Follow the Wallaroo Heritage Walk to take in the town’s historic buildings, including the Wallaroo Smelters Site, Wallaroo Courthouse, Wallaroo Customs House and Old Wallaroo Police Station. Don’t miss the Heritage and Nautical Museum, home to displays on Wallaroo’s copper smelting years, sporting memorabilia, nautical artefacts and numerous ship models.
If you need a day out on the links, visit Wallaroo Golf Club, where you can test your swing on a par-72 golf course perfect for beginners and experienced golfers. To get away for a day, drive 30 minutes to Bird Island, a popular crabbing destination and exciting expanse of native flora and fauna. Alternatively, drive up to Pudden Rocks for a day on the beach and a peaceful beachfront lunch along the Esplanade.
Getting around Wallaroo
Wallaroo is an easy two-hour drive from Adelaide along the Princes and Copper Coast highways. You can walk around the centre of town and the beachfront, but you’ll need a car to venture further afield.