Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Distance Travelled: 383 km Trip total: 3943 km Accommodation: Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn Highlights: - catching up with old uni mate, Thanh To A pretty low key day compared to other days. We packed up the car and departed Streaky Bay for Whyalla. The drive was uneventful, and quite boring. We got to Whyalla around midday, checked into our motel …
... pretty spectacular when viewed from the scenic lookout.
The steelworks is still the major industry for the town, operates 24/7. Quite a few iron ore ships at anchor offshore - they don't have a deep enough channel into port for them, so barges shuttle backwards and forwards to load the ore onto the ships. Pretty labor intensive compared to systems in the north of WA.
We enjoyed our 2 days ...
... telegraph office moving from morse code to telephones on a manual switchboard.
So it was then onto Whyalla and we obtained another beachfront site with a view out to ships waiting to come into the port loading facilities. After 'setting up camp' we did a brief tour of some of Whyalla's vantage points, with the first stop at Hummock Hill.
Hummock Hill provided a great view across the city of Whyalla, the steelworks and out into the Spencer Gulf. Due to the ...
... in Whyalla makes all of the train tracks for the entire country. On the day we toured, they were making angles. It's pretty interesting to see what happens in the process, as far as the different elements that make up the steel (depending on the quality etc.) and the different stages they work through to get to the finished product. Watching the red hot beams
come out of the oven and ...
Whyalla is located on Eyre Peninsula's Spencer Gulf. Their history is rich in mining and maritime industry. The HMAS Whyalla was the first ship built in the Whyalla shipyards in 1941. The shipyards closed in 1978 after building 66 vessels, warships, carriers, tankers, ferries, container ships, barges and an oil drilling floating platform. Spend the morning going to the steel works tour. The site covered a 1000 hectare steelworks site. Hematite and Magnetite ore from ...