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Walking Wallaroo

If you have had enough of the high-energy activities for a while, a quiet walk may be in order. Wallaroo lends itself to walking, as it is not too big, and relatively flat. The only question is, "Where do I walk to?" 

You don't have to take an organised walk. There is a walking track from Owen Terrace, down past the Cutter "Canberra" display to the foreshore. From there, it is not far to the jetty. Perhaps walk out to the end and back, or on to the marina, and perhaps have lunch or a coffee at the Marina Tavern.

You could walk around the marina to North Beach, and then along the beach to the North Beach Township. There is a new walking track off Otago Road to North Beach, that you might like to try.

Maybe take a walk around the Town Shopping Centre and then go on to the excellent museum, or perhaps the Chas Roe Electronic Museum. There are many possibilities. Your choice!

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Old railway station, Wallaroo
Wallaroo Town Hall
Tiparra Lighthouse

Historic Walks

There are a quite a few historical buildings from the early mining and smelting days of Wallaroo. You can walk to them all by yourself, or you can get together a group of ten or more and organise a guided walk with a guide provided by the museum. There will be a charge in this case, and notice is required. (Contact the Museum

If you Decide to do the walk yourself, there is an excellent guide to Wallaroo's historical buildings on the Council Website, providing photos, a description of the original purpose of each building, and a map to enable you to find your way around. The guide is printable.

Either method will take you to all the important heritage sites including the old Post Office, old Bond Store, Cornucopia Hotel, Wallaroo Town Hall, Railway Station, Sonbern Lodge Motel, St Mary's Anglican Church, Wallaroo Primary School, residence of Caroline Carleton, Rotunda, Weeroona Hotel, Police Station and residence, Court House, Customs House, Hughes Chimney Stack, and Bew's Square.

Wallaroo is Made for Walking

Old Railway station
Town Hall
Sonbern Lodge, in what was originally a coffee palace and guest house
Original Post Office - Now a Museum

Sonbern Lodge - Originally a Coffee Palace & Guest House opposite the Railway Station

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The original Post Office is now the Museum
The new walking track from Otago Road to North Beach
Walking Track from Otago Road to North Beach
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