- 1.9 km circuit
- 45 minute loop
- Self-guided heritage walk with brochure
- Suitable for
- Walking, Dog Walking
- Eyre Peninsula
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- 1 website link
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About the Historical walk
The City Walk, in the north-eastern end of the city, encompasses many of the city’s historical sites including where some of the first buildings were located. From the top of Hummock Hill there are panoramic views of the city, Spencer Gulf and Flinders Ranges. While at the top of the hill you can examine the guns used to protect the township during World War II.
Beginning and ending at the corner of Jamieson and Horwood Streets, the trail follows the Whyalla steelworks fence on the northern side of Hummock Hill to the top and then winds down to the central business district. Interpretive signs along the trail explain the history of the settlement, industrial history, natural and maritime heritage, and the city’s unique architecture.
The trail up to Hummock Hill is walking trail, but can be steep, and towards the top merges with the road. When walking clockwise, coming down from Hummock Hill, most trail users would identify the trail simply as a bike lane.
The City Walk is one of the three trails that make up the Centenary Trailways Project. The three heritage trails, the City Walk, Education and Cultural Walk, and the Wetlands Walk, that make up the Centenary Trailways Project were developed as part of the celebration of 100 years since Whyalla was settled by Europeans.
Follow the red route markers. The trail is marked on the town map in the Whyalla Visitor Guide, the trail is marked in yellow.