Towns in Australia

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Wirrulla SA


Postcode: 5661

Wirrulla is a small grain belt town located 60 km from Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula. The town is a focus point for many of the surrounding agricultural districts, and features a number of silos used to store grain from the surrounding areas. The name of the town is derived from an aboriginal word meaning “to make haste, to be quick”.

The town was established after The Wirrilla Estate owned by Mr D.H. Power was subdivided in 1914, growing around a railway siding. It was, and continues to be a useful stop for travellers making their way to the Gawler Ranges, which lie 40km to the North of the township.

Wirrulla currently has a number of basic facilities including a hotel, a caravan park and a general store. The town also has an unusual tourist attraction – an inland jetty, possibly one of the only ones in the world.

The town has a number of sporting and recreational facilities including bowls and golf courses.