Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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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 …
... 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 ...
... vehicles travelling the highway today heading with supplies to this prosperous venture run by BHP Billiton. It is an extremely large iron oxide copper gold deposit producing copper, uranium, gold and silver and host an underground mine as well as a processing plant. It is the fourth largest known single deposit of uranium in the world, although uranium represents only a minority of the mine's total revenue. Luckily for the area and the ecosystems plans ...
... when they are all filled with water.
Stop for lunch of toasted sandwiches cooked on our little gas burner at a rest stop called Kootaberra. Beautiful outlook looking over the Flinders Ranges. This is sheep country with Kootaberra station running 26 sheep to the square kilometre. Water is a precious resource here, only 212mm rainfall per year.
In this region, BHP Billiton supports Australia Arid Lands Botanic Garden in ...