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Black Rock: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Public Art Sculpture - The Cutter Canberra


'The Cutter Canberra' interpretive sculpture stands proudly on a hillside over looking the sea. 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.




Jetty Road
Wallaroo, SA, 5556

Located 12.7K from Black Rock

A Historical Walk Around Wallaroo


Wallaroo's long heritage has left a fabulous legacy of fascinating old buildings, houses, churches and the ruins of the once famous copper smelters. Take the opportunity to walk the streets of Wallaroo and learn of its history and connection with the mining industry.

Along the way you will see the former residence of Caroline Carleton, famous for writing the words of "Songs of Australia" in 1859. With the trail beginning at the Wallaroo Maritime and Nautical Museum you will see the original Tipara Lighthouse, built in 1877 and relocated from the Tipara Reef in 2001.

Pick up a brochure outlining the walk from the Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum or any of the Visitor Centres in the region.




Jetty Road
Wallaroo, SA, 5556

Located 12.7K from Black Rock

Historic Wallaroo Town Walk


The Historic Wallaroo Town Walk covers Wallaroo's main commercial area which contains various buildings, both commercial and public, dating from 1861.

Most of the Owen Terrace streetscape was erected between 1864 and 1900 but, of course, there have been many changes in usage of the buildings.

Please call into the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre or the Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum and pick up a map.




Owen Terrace
Wallaroo, SA, 5556

Located 12.7K from Black Rock

Historic Wallaroo Town Drive


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.





Jetty Road
Wallaroo, SA, 5556

Located 12.7K from Black Rock

Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum


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 AUD6.00 and children AUD3.00. Open everyday 10am to 4pm, except Christmas Day and Good Friday.




Jetty Road and Emu Street
Wallaroo, SA, 5556

Located 12.7K from Black Rock

Wallaroo Historical Walks


Take a two hour guided walking tour of historic Wallaroo, visiting all the important heritage sites including the old Post Office, old Bond Store, Cornucopia Hotel, Wallaroo Town Hall, Railway Station, Sonbern Lodge Motel, St Mary's Anglican Church, Wallaroo Primary School, residence of Caroline Carleton, Rotunda, Weeroona Hotel, Police Station and residence, Court House, Customs House, Hughes Chimney Stack, and Bew's Square. Discover our haunted buildings and heritage sites.

Tours by appointment only. Bookings must be made for the walking tours and a minimum of five people is required. A guide is provided for walking tours and can be arranged for coach tours.




Owen Terrace and Emu Street
Wallaroo, SA, 5556

Located 12.7K from Black Rock

Wallaroo Jetty


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.

A portion of the jetty has also been netted off to provide a swimming area, for use by children under the supervision of adults.

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.




Jetty Road
Wallaroo, SA, 5556

Located 12.8K from Black Rock

Black Rock: Events

Local Oyster dinner with Pacific Estate Oysters, Wallaroo


Local Oyster dinner with Pacific Estate Oysters at Cooper Alehouse Wallaroo on Friday September 9th, 7pm to 10pm.

We celebrate Local Food and welcome Pacific Estate Oysters for our first Eat Local dinner. You will taste and be able to compare Local Pacific Oysters, Native Angasi Oysters and Sydney Rock Oysters accompanied by Steve's expert knowledge. Followed by a 3 course menu and 2 glasses of wine. $50 per head. Limited spaces in the Keg room.


Event Dates
2016
      9th Sep


11 Heritage Drive
Wallaroo, SA, 5556

Located 12.0K from Black Rock

Kadina Wallaroo Moonta Band Concert


The Kadina Wallaroo Moonta (KWM) Band hold regular concerts throughout the year. After the Sunday 30 October 2.30pm concert in the Wallaroo Town Hall, tea/coffee and a biscuit will be available to be enjoyed.


Event Dates
2016
      30th Oct


Irwine Street
Wallaroo, SA, 5556

Located 12.5K from Black Rock

Kadina Wallaroo Moonta Band Concert


The Kadina Wallaroo Moonta (KWM) Band hold regular concerts throughout the year. After the concert in the band room, from 7.30pm, supper will be available to be enjoyed.

Upcoming band room concerts in 2016:
Monday 26 September.
Monday 12 December.


Event Dates
2016
      26th Sep
      12th Dec


Corner Lydia Terrace and John Terrace
Wallaroo, SA, 5556

Located 12.8K from Black Rock

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