The rural town of Wirrulla is an ideal spot to begin the scenic journey through the Gawler Ranges (home to rare animals and amazing landforms) and north to Kingoonya and Glendambo.
Situated in Eyre Peninsula’s inland wheat belt, Wirrulla is only 35km to the nearest beach at Haslam (a small town near Streaky Bay), so fishing, swimming and crabbing is never far away.
Visitors to Wirrulla are invited to take a look at the town jetty, where the tide’s almost always out. Like other Eyre Highway towns, Wirrulla is primarily a service centre for the surrounding farming community, but facilities are still available in the form of a great little pub, caravan park and general store.
Should you wish to take the "Kingoonya Shortcut" to the Northern Territory be prepared to drive over 300 kilometres on dirt roads before you rejoin the Stuart Highway near Glendambo. Please note that Kingoonya has very limited services and no fuel available at this time, the nearest Roadhouse is at Glendambo.