Wirrabara has a rich history in farming and forestry by being one of the first government forest nurseries in Australia. History has come a long way from copper mines, sawmills, railway stations and historic bush fires.
Today, we embrace our proud heritage and community spirit to offer new community members and visitors to experience our revitalised attractions and spaces so they want to come back again and stay longer!
Examples of these revitalised spaces include the Wirrabara Forest. Following the 2014 Bangor Bushfires, although much of the forest was damaged, it is now mostly reclaimed as conservation park and includes many must-see tourist attractions such as the breath-taking Bluff Lookout, Mount Ellen Lookout, the Old Forest Nursery, the King Tree, numerous mountain bike and bush walking trails (including sections of the renowned Mawson and Heyson Trails), bush picnic grounds and campgrounds.
The old grain silos have been converted to a beautiful piece of art which now puts Wirrabara on the South Australian and Australian Silo Art Trail. The artwork depicts the history of the forest industry and local flora and fauna of the region. See more on the Silo Art.
Another great use of history is the Southern Flinders/Remarkable Rail Trail which enables cyclist and walkers to ride along the old rail corridor. This nice and flat but scenic trail starts at Stone Hut and finishes at Wilmington.