Come to an evening of fun and music at The Smelters Accommodation at Wallaroo.
Hear Lily and The Drum, an eclectic duo who describe their music as “Contemporary Retro, Roots, and Blues with a dash of Rockabilly!” The sound is full with no backing tracks or computers working in the background – “What you hear is real” a simple formula which has earned them a strong following throughout the country.
All proceeds support Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.
There will be a silent auction and lucky ticket prize (worth $400)
Come 1 or come all (prepaid tables of 8 can be reserved) @ $25 per ticket.
Bring your own food and drinks (plastic wine cups will be provided)
Contact the below to get your tickets and let us know numbers coming.
Sharon Haines – 0437 724 473 or
Sue Daniel – 0417 826 52 for tickets
NUMBERS ARE LIMITED, and there are already 200 booked, so tickets will only be available at the gate if we haven’t sold out.
Saturday 4th February 7pm til midnight.
They stayed early January 2017, our first happy tenants for 2017
“Had a wonderful stay. The place is absolutely charming, and the location even more so. Everything we needed was there – didn’t want for nothing.
Met the owners, Sharon & Graham (lovely people).
If ever in the area again, would not hesitate to come back – thanks.”
Gary, Annette, Lee, Lisa, Rene and Bradley
from Liverpool UK
Why not make your own booking for your family and friends.
Well that was just amazing.
We estimated 150-200 people came through on Sunday. The whole day saw people going through the building. Every room seemed to be full. We heard someone saying “that was so good, I’m going back around for another look”
We raised $538 for the RFDS, which was great, and got another taste of what this building is doing for us. There seems to be so much interest in the building, its past, and its future, and it has made us feel quite humble in the way that it has taken us in directions we hadn’t thought of.
A few little stories:
1. An elderly lady was interested in having a look through, and dropped a gold coin in the box on entry. She was so thrilled with what she saw that she made a point of going back to the entry point and inserting a larger note in the donation box.
2. People came from all over the place – Wallaroo, Kadina, Bute – even Adelaide.
3. Everyone loved the placement of photo’s around the building. “It brought life to the building”.
4. A lot of people seem to have a personal connection with the building, and we were over-awed with the interest and goodwill.
Many thanks to the people who came. We wish we had the time to take photo’s during the day. We were just flat-out all day.
Oh, and we’ve had bookings already.
Wallaroo Smelters Accommodation is having an open day on Sunday 16th October from 11am to 4pm.
It’s a great opportunity for the locals to have a look at the building and it’s interior for the first time in decades.
Graham and Sharon welcome your viewing, and will also use the occasion to generate some funds for their favorite organisation – The Royal Flying Doctor Service. Just with a gold coin donation.
They regularly give promotional and informative talks to groups about RFDS. Contact Sharon on 0437 724 473
Office beach is probably the nicest and most accessible beach in Wallaroo, and it’s right alongside the Ferry terminal for gulf crossings.
Why do they call it Office Beach?
The smelters accommodation building used to be the pay office for the smelters as well as the business administration office. It would have been the “nerve centre” of the town at the time, and is the only remaining building with a direct link to the historical Wallaroo Smelters company.
So the beach took its name from the building over 150 years ago.
It stands with the W.W.Hughes chimney stack as an iconic reminder of Wallaroo’s importance to the economic health of South Australia.
Wallaroo is fortunate to have the building as an office beach holiday rental.
Where else can you have a roomy and comfortable Wallaroo beachfront guest house. Yes, right on the beach, with room for well over 12 people, and with plenty of bathrooms and showers. You can have the whole building to yourselves. There’s enough room and privacy to have quiet areas yet and still allow the noisy active ones to have their fun.
Thinking about Wallaroo accommodation?
Things are really happening at Wallaroo Smelters accommodation.
There are new showers completed in the East Wing.
The roof and gutters are getting a new coat of paint.
The East Wing kitchen is being upgraded.
Plenty of powers points are now available in all rooms.
A new bin area made by Graham (see at left)
Sharon and Graham are now experts at the floor polisher, and are no longer careering out of control into the walls. 😉
Why not consider booking a holiday in Wallaroo.
Wallaroo is one of the best holiday towns in South Australia. Only 2 hours from Adelaide, and with pristine beaches, great fishing and surrounded by the beautiful Australian farmland. Enjoy the unique blend of a fun place to visit and the fascinating heritage of past glories at Wallaroo Smelters Accommodation.
Enjoy seafront holidays in an expansive, heritage-listed building that has all the conveniences of today’s living with the wonderful atmosphere of grand houses of the past.
Graham Pridham and Sharon Haines have taken on the huge task of renovating the building, and it is now available for your next holiday.