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Published April 28th 2017
Heritage housing for Spencer Gulf coastal holiday comforts
Wallaroo Smelters Accommodation offers comfy heritage holiday accommodation overlooking Office Beach. With the Sea SA ferry terminal a stone's throw away providing Spencer Gulf crossings to Lucky Bay (near Cowell) on Eyre Peninsula, Wallaroo Smelters Accommodation is a convenient location to hang your hat while you explore.
Wallaroo Smelters Accommodation, photo by Bowen Bowie-Woodham
At Wallaroo Smelters Accommodation, you will enjoy the fully renovated homestead tastefully furnished and decorated in keeping with the class and history of the building. The five available bedrooms range from spacious to huge. The gardens and grounds are extensive, with ample parking at the rear which provides for larger vehicles.
Wallaroo Smelters Accommodation occupies a grand historic building on the Wallaroo Foreshore. Built in 1861, it was originally the office for the smelting works, which at the time was nearby. Hughes Chimney stack remains as a reminder of the past, across Heritage Drive, easily viewed from the public park and covered BBQ area. The Smelters expansive house also provided accommodation for employees of the smelting works and for many years as a seafarers centre for the crews of ships that docked at Wallaroo jetty.
Dining room, courtesy of The Smelters
Master bedroom, courtesy of The Smelters
Wallaroo Smelters Accommodation is conveniently located walking distance to Wallaroo's main street for shopping, the Wallaroo Sailing Club, Cafe Mia, Wateroo seawater swimming enclosure, and the jetty which is always popular with fishing people, local and visiting.
Wallaroo enjoys great fishing, boating and sailing, as well as having fabulous beaches and a rich heritage from settlement in the mid 1800s when mining, smelting and shipping put South Australia on the global map.
A ship in port, Wallaroo Jetty, photo by Bowen Bowie-Woodham