Orroroo is the next town visited when heading eastwards to Broken Hill. Orroroo is a small community but is clearly a heritage minded. Orroroo is an old town with quite a number of century old buildings.

Before arriving at Orroroo a visit to the giant Red Gum is recommended.

It was formerly the home of the Ngadjuri Aboriginal people.

The Wilmington-Ucolta Road passes through here, intersecting there with the southern stretch of the Birdsville and Oodnadatta Tracks. The narrow gauge rail line was extended to Orroroo also in 1881 and Quorn in 1882, connecting with the new line from Port Augusta. This line has now been abandoned.

A local curiosity is nearby called "Magnetic Hill", which is a gravity hill.

Goyder's Line passes near here too.

Orroroo has a large number of churches, particularly given the small population.

The Orroroo War Memorial is a classic style cenotaph.

The Orroroo Museum is in the main street.

The two Orroroo Hotels are street corner classics.

This is a nice place and be considered as a stop over destination.

Diary notes





Fireplace Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course