Whyalla Visitors Centre,
(also known as Port Augusta Road)
at the Northern Entrance to Whyalla
Weekdays - 9am to 5pm.
Sat - 9am to 4pm.
Sunday and Public Holidays - 10am to 4pm
FREE Call Phone: 1800 088 589
Fax: (08) 86453620
Tour Historic Iron Knob
On this Tour you step back in history over 100 years as we visit one of the oldest sheep stations in the region and tour Iron Knob - the Birthplace of the Australian Iron and Steel Industry. It was the plentiful reserves of high grade iron ore at Iron Knob that led BHP to build and open the Newcastle Steelworks in 1915; construct a Tramway (rail line) to Hummock Hill in 1901 (renamed Whyalla in 1914), and commission a Blast Furnace and Shipyards at Whyalla in 1941.
If you had the opportunity to join us on the Half Day Iron Knob Tour you will now complete the 'Iron Ore to Steel in One Day' experience during your visit to the OneSteel Whyalla Steelworks. The Tour, operated by CCT under contract from OneSteel, and the longest operating Public Steelworks Tour in Australia, is a 'must see' on any visit to Whyalla.
Outback meets the Sea Tour
This afternoon we go bush to experience the beauty of some of South Australia's most spectacular Outback flora and fauna. You get to see magnificent groves of Centuries old and rare Western Myall Trees, surrounded by the natural beauty of Salt Bush, Blue Bush and other species. Who knows, we may even see some emus, or spot a kangaroo, as they take their afternoon siesta? After a solid dose of the Outback we head East for some of the best panoramic views of coastal vista you will see anywhere.
City Explorer Tour
What better way to see Whyalla and experience its heritage, culture, lifestyle and scenic attractions. As you sit back and relax we describe how life was living in a tent in Hummock Hill in 1901, renamed Whyalla in 1914.