WALLAROO

Wallaroo is the last town in the triangle that makes up the ‘cooper triangle’ Wallaroo is the poorer cousin community when compared particularly Kanida; just 8 k away. Quite strange really!!!!  That aside Wallaroo is an important partner being the major port for wheat and copper exports.

Matthew Flinders was the first European to visit the location; on 15 March 1802 when he sailed by he recorded that "the immediate coast ... which extends several leagues to the north of the point, is low and sandy.

Wallaroo settlement was established on Wallaroo Bay by 1861 and was proclaimed as a town in 1862

The name "Wallaroo" comes from the Aboriginal word 'Wadlu Waru' meaning wallaby’s urine. The early settlers tried to copy the aboriginals by calling it Walla Waroo, however they found this too big to stamp on the wool bales, so they shortened it to Wallaroo.

The three Wallaroo hotels are all 100 year old establishments. All classic and at this time vibrant pubs.

 The Sonburn Hotel is now a backpacker establishment.

The Wallaroo War Memorial is located near the Town hall. This is quite an impressive memorial.

The Wallaroo Church denominations are now a mix of the very old and the very new. Some heritage has been lost.

The Wallaroo Maritime Museum gives a great insight into the very vibrant history that Wallaroo created and bestowed.

A minimum of one day is required to get the best out of this very interesting town.

Heritage diary

 

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