If the stress of the world is getting you down and you find yourself in need of a place where you can relax and unwind from the rat race, then make your next holiday in Wallaroo. One of the best hidden gems South Australia has to offer, once you arrive in this stunning town you will find all your cares just drifting away, leaving you to get on and enjoy your holiday.
Wallaroo is popular with families of all ages because its fun, it’s entertaining and best of all, it’s safe. There are some spectacular sheltered beaches in Wallaroo where you can spend the entire day with the family and never have to worry. The younger children will enjoy creating sandcastles and frolicking in the sea, whereas the older ones can enjoy a broad range of water activities available here.
Staying in one of the many holiday homes along the beach can greatly add to the appeal of a holiday here in Wallaroo. There are many holiday villas and self-contained accommodation suitable for families, offering comfort, flexibility and privacy.
There is no doubt that Wallaroo’s beaches are some of the finest Australia has to offer, but the town is a treasure chest of tourist attractions waiting for you to uncover them. History lovers will fall head over heels for Wallaroo when they start on the Heritage Trail.
The Heritage Trail is a walking journey that explores the many historical buildings and sites that have made this town the amazing place that it is today. Most places on the Heritage Trail date back to the 19850s and 1860s. On the tour you will explore the Old Post Office which was erected in 1865 and later became the Divisional Headquarters of the Police Department. Nowadays, it is the Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum. Come here to be amazed at the various nautical artefacts and objects which are classed as one of the best collections in South Australia.
Another great historical building to visit is the Wallaroo Primary School. This beautiful building dates back to 1861 but an arson attack in 2006 almost completely destroyed it. It has since, however, been magnificently restored and stands tall and proud once more.
A trip to Wallaroo is not complete without seeing the Hughes Chimney Stack. The Wallaroo Mining and Smelting Company made the town famous in the past and the chimney stacks you see today are all that remains above ground. Standing 36 meters high and containing more than 300,000 bricks, the Hughes Chimney Stacks have been on a restoration program since 2006.
After all this exploration, head back to your holiday home in order to relax before discovering what Wallaroo is like when the sun sets and the party begins.
South Australia is one of the most serene places in the country. Use your holiday accommodation as your base to explore the diverse natural beauty, history and culture of Wallaroo and the surrounding area. There are quaint little villages, trendy towns and vibrant cities all just waiting for you to take the time and explore what they have to offer you. At night, Wallaroo has some fantastic restaurants, from cosy little romantic places to fun family eateries, all designed to take your tastebuds on a trip all of their own. Then head back to your holiday apartment to rest before doing it all again the next day.
South Australia has some of the best weather in the country. The average temperature in the summer months (December to March) is around 28 °C with an average winter temperature (June to August) of 15 °C. The winter season is when Wallaroo and the rest of South Australia experiences its rainy season. The best time to visit is between March and May when a cool breeze flows through the town but still hot enough for the perfect holiday. However, remember to stay sun smart and apply plenty of sunscreen.
It is very easy to reach Wallaroo. Departing London Heathrow Airport on one of the daily flights to Adelaide Airport, the closest airport to Wallaroo, where you can then catch a shuttle bus to take you to your destination. The major airlines include British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Quantas Airlines and American Airlines with stopovers in Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Malaysia, the Philippines and Seoul. It won’t be too long until you are settled in your private holiday rental, where your holiday fun really begins.