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Bews Memorial is located in the park opposite the Museum and was erected in 1895 in memory of David Bews M.P., a local man who was responsible for bringing reticulated water to Wallaroo from the Beetaloo Reservoir in 1890. Prior to this, water was obtained from underground storage tanks or wells and was always in short supply during summer months.

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Wallaroo Adventure Playground features a large shaded play area, climbing nets and frames, flying fox, slides, swings and much more within the town centre. Tables and chairs are available and a large sheltered area. Public toilets and a large grassed area are located next to the playground area and shops are also nearby.

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Wallaroo Skate park is located next to the Town Hall, conveniently located within the town. With banks, quarters, flat bar, spine and a box super low hub. Quarters. The skate park can cater for a range of different skill levels. Popular with visitors to the town and locals alike, the Wallaroo Skate park offers a range of facilities which will keep the keen skateboarder, scooter and BMX rider entertained for hours.

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The Wallaroo Jetty is one of the best fishing jetties in the state. Extending out for 869 metres into water that is up to 10 metres deep, the jetty is home to a wide variety of birdlife as well as many marine species. Amongst the types of fish anglers may catch are snapper, squid, flathead, tommy ruff, garfish, snook, salmon and mullet. SCUBA divers will enjoy swimming through the jetties pylons to observe the wide variety of marine life and there are facilities in the town to refill tanks and purchase accessories. An added attraction is the opportunity to see the large grain ships which visit the jetty from time to time, mainly during the summer months after the harvest. (The end of the jetty is closed when ships are berthed)


'The Cutter Canberra' interpretive sculpture stands proudly on a hillside over looking Spencer Gulf. The fishing boat called the Canberra was donated to Kangaroo Island sculptor Indiana James by well-known South Australian fishing identity Michael Angelakis who's family originally owned the boat. Indiana conferred with arts colleague Margie Davies of Wallaroo about creating 'something' from the remains. The idea of creating a boat sculpture were taken to the Wallaroo Town Development Association's Working Group which led to an outstanding community development project. The name 'Canberra' was chosen by the Angelakis family symbolising their migration to Australia as Greek migrants and to honour their new home. Historically the sculpture symbolises the many migrants who moved to Australia. Today it relates to the thriving fishing industry, the farming industries where grain ships dock at Wallaroo and also symbolises the recreational fishers and yachts men and women who sail out of Wallaroo.

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The Wallaroo Town Drive starts and ends at the Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum at the corner of Jetty Road and Emu Street and is a leisurely drive of about nine kilometres which can be completed in one to two hours. The trail passes many sites of historical interest and gives visitors an impression of the history and development of Wallaroo. Simply follow the distinctive trail signs. Maps of the Town Drive are available from the Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum Museum or the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre in Kadina.

The Sailing Club Beach in Wallaroo is a great area with white sands and enough space to enjoy the blue waters. Beach volleyball nets are set up at the back of the beach area and being located just in front of the sailing club and all that it offers make this area even more versatile.


The Wallaroo Silo Light Show is a new permanent attraction. The free show will commence after sunset nightly and will showcase Yorke Peninsula’s Copper Coast - celebrating our unique history, events and local artists. Show times change each month and are available along with the audio link from the Visit Copper Coast website. The show is best seen from Jetty Road but can also be seen from various carparks and vantage points around Wallaroo and North Beach. 

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Explore Wallaroo and North Beach's history, lifestyle and people through the many murals, the nightly Silo Light Show, sculptures and mosaics around the townships. The walk/drive can be viewed on the website or collected from the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre, Kadina or from the Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum.

Davies Square is a community reserve in Wallaroo with a large grassed area suitable for ball sports, there are barbecues and a picnic area with seating and shelter. The large decorative rotunda is a feature of the area with low concrete walls surrounding it. Parking is available around the outside of the square.

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Wallaroo Scuba Club is for recreational dives and was started by Mark Tozer in March 2010. The club consists of scuba diving enthusiasts who get together in the name of fun and diving. Purely a social crowd, the Wallaroo Scuba Club explore the local waters together and are trying to do their part to keep Wallaroo's reefs and other recreational dive spots preserved for future generations. Dives are generally held each Saturday (subject to weather) and are followed by a barbecue. Visitors are welcome to join in on the dives, although should bring their own equipment. For further details please refer to the club website. The Wallaroo Scuba Club divers are from all walks of life and levels of experience, from beginners to advanced, the only requirements are a sense of adventure, a passion for the water and a healthy respect for the environment.

The Tipara Lighthouse can be found in Wallaroo on Jetty Road near the Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum This section was relocated to this site in 1995. It was originally part of the construction located on Tipara Reef about 15km off Moonta Bay which was completed in 1877 and stood 30 meters above sea level and had two levels. Access inside the lighthouse is not available.

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The Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum was originally a post office. The museum features displays of the copper smelting era, postal and telephone history, religious and civic affairs, early pioneering personalities, industry, sport, entertainment, nautical display and general local history of Wallaroo. See George the Giant Squid obtained from the stomach of a whale 30 years ago and now preserved in formalin. Its body is five feet long and 28 feet long with its tentacles outstretched, plus a 30 foot racing boat and a water pump used for copper smelting. The former 1877 Tipara Reef Lighthouse can be seen in Investigator Park in front of the museum. Tour guides are available for coach visits. Group bookings are welcome in advance. Project sheets can be arranged for school groups. Visitors can contact historian Nick Woods, Museum Research Officer who may be able to trace family connections with Wallaroo. Souvenirs, tourist information and soft drinks are also available. Adults entrance costs are AUD7.00 and children AUD4.00. Open everyday 10am to 4pm, except Christmas Day and Good Friday.

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The North Shores playground has a variety of equipment including swings, a slide and climbing frames, which are all under a large shade structure. The covered and paved bbq area also includes two separate picnic tables with benches. Small grassed areas surround the play equipment (please note: there is no public toilet located on site)

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North Beach in Wallaroo is one of the last remaining beaches in South Australia that you are able to drive your car down on to the sand. Being over two kilometers long there is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the wide white sandy beaches and the great outdoors.

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The North Beach Playground on Clayton Drive, North Beach offers a shaded playground, Outdoor Fitness Equipment, basketball court, BBQs,  a grassed area suitable for ball sports, an OPAL bike rack, an OPAL drinking fountain, public toilets and shelters. The Outdoor Fitness Equipment is available FREE of charge and some of the equipment includes: Chin Up Bars, Step Ups, Push Up Bars, Sit Up Benches, Parallel Bars and signage on how to use the equipment.

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