Attractions

Kadina

  • Anglican Community Cafe, Limestone Art Gallery & Cornish Garden

    Anglican Church parish have created a Community Cafe, Limestone Art Gallery and a Cornish Garden at the Anglican Church at the corner of Taylor Street and Hay Street Kadina . Run by volunteers the Community Cafe provides snacks and light lunches Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 2.30 pm. The Limestone Gallery features various artists and are hung on the cafe's historic church limestone walls. The church is also open to the public through the cafe. The Cornish Garden is a community space where you can relax and see, touch and smell the variety of plants and shrubs. More details…

  • Apex Park Playground, Kadina

    The Apex Park Playground in Rendell Street, Kadina has a large grassed area suitable for ball sports and play. There is also play equipment suitable for juniors, a bbq, a basketball ring, an OPAL drinking fountain, a bench seat, public toilets and a covered picnic area with a table and benches. More details…

  • Copper Coast Indoor Play Centre

    The Copper Coast Indoor Play Centre is located at the Copper Coast Tourism Centre in Kadina. The Play Centre is the only indoor play centre on the Yorke Peninsula. For a fun day out, visit the Copper Coast's fun family attraction. Sit back, relax and enjoy the safe, clean, awesome environment while watching your kids play. Don't forget your socks!(children need to be ten and under to play at the Centre) The Farm Shed Cafe has a range of snacks for you to enjoy while visiting the Play Centre - we know you will enjoy the great coffee. Catered parties are available (ask the staff for details). Admission price varies depending on child's age - please contact the centre for details. More details…

  • Copper Coast Miniature Train

    The Copper Coast Miniature Train Rides run on the first and third Sunday of the month between 10 am and 3 pm. Although small, the train is suitable for all ages. Covered footwear is required. Upcoming dates for 2018 5 and 19 August 2 and 16 September 7 and 21 October 4 and 18 November 2 and 16 December More details…

  • Copper Coast Op Shops, Second-hand and Antiques Trail

    Make sure you have your walking shoes on, gold coins in your pocket and your credit card at the ready as you hunt through the shops for a bargain or that perfect antique piece. The Copper Coast has a great range of privately owned and community not-for-profit shops selling everything from clothes, books, furniture, collectables, gardening items and kitchenware. Collect a list of all the op shops, second-hand shops and antique shops in Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo from the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre in Kadina. (The brochure also has information regarding disabled access for each location) More details…

  • Copper Country Keepsakes

    Members of Copper Country Keepsakes artisans group provide an extensive and exciting range of handcrafted quality art, craft, home decor and country gift items for sale with friendly service in their Gift Gallery. The emphasis is on originality, with high standard of workmanship. Open weekdays 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday mornings 10 am to 12 noon. Copper Country Keepsakes supports local charitable organisations and has been operating for more than 20 years. It is caretaker for The Ascot Community Exhibition Gallery adjacent to the gift shop with a different exhibition each month. Contact Copper Country Keepsakes to see what exhibition will be on on when you will be visiting. A community lounge area is also available for rest and relaxation. More details…

  • Discovering Historic Kadina Town Drive

    The Kadina Heritage Drive starts at the old railway station and is a leisurely drive of about 12 kilometres which can be completed in one to two hours. The trail gives visitors a balanced impression of the history and development of Kadina and surrounding settlement. Drop into the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre for a copy of the drive. More details…

  • Discovering Historic Kadina Town Walk

    The Discovering Historic Kadina Town Walk takes in many historical sites including the Kadina Town Hall, Victoria Square Rotunda, churches, hotels and banks. The trail starts and finishes at the Kadina Town Hall and gives visitors an impression of the history and development of the town. Drop into the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre, located at 50 Mines Road, Kadina, for a copy of the walk. More details…

  • Ducatoon Park

    Have you or your family ever cuddled a day-old foal, or walked among inquisitive older foals on a thoroughbred horse stud? Would you like to learn about the rearing and education of young horses? Learn about how mares are transported all over Australia to be mated to the top stallions; some which are flown from northern to southern hemisphere and vice versa. Or you can walk through a big aviary with hundreds of birds flying around you. If fancy woodwork with Australia-wide awards interests you, then a visit to Ducatoon Park at Kadina is a must. Visits welcome by appointment only. Bus loads of visitors are always welcome and large groups can be divided into smaller groups to get that personal attention. It is a great way to spend an hour - and don't forget to bring your camera. More details…

  • Kadina Golf Club

    Kadina Golf course is a par 72, 5851 metres and has an Australian course rating 69. Ladies golf day is on Tuesdays and the men's golf day is on Wednesday and Saturdays. Kadina Golf Club opened in 1904. In 1979 the old clubhouse was replaced with a large and modern building, which has had extensive renovations since. The course is opened from March to October. More details…

  • Kadina Skatepark

    The Kadina Skatepark is a popular and well-designed site, with four foot quarters, banks and a pyramid, the skate park caters for a range of skill levels. Popular with visitors to the town and locals, the Kadina Skatepark offers a range of facilities which will keep the keen skateboarder or bike rider amused for hours. More details…

  • Kernewek Lowender Art Prize Collection

    The Kernewek Lowender Art Prize Collection is a collection of art works purchased from 1977 onwards during the biennial Kernewek Lowender- Copper Coast Cornish Festival Art Prize. It is open for viewing weekdays 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday mornings 10 am to 12 midday. The collection comprises some early pieces of work from some now well known artists. The collection is based on the judge's selections from each year with the works representing the variety and diversity of the judges. The Collection is on permanent display except when the Cornish Festival is celebrated in May biennially (odd years). During this time the submitted Art Work for the current festivals Art Prize is displayed for judging. Housed in the historic Ascot Theatre you will enjoy the collection and other elements of this community space. More details…

  • Local History Room

    The Local History Room, located in the Copper Coast Library Kadina, holds an extensive collection of material relating to the history of the Yorke Peninsula. People interested in genealogy research will find many tools available to assist with their research. Access is available free of charge during normal library hours. You will find a range of resources including: birth, death and marriage registers for the County of Daly, biographical indexes, reference materials, cemetery records and archives relating to the district. Volunteers from the Yorke Peninsula Family History Group are able to assist with history research and enquiries on Tuesdays from 10am to 12pm and Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm. Whilst entry to the room is free, a fee applies for this assistance. More details…

  • Matta House, Kadina

    Matta Matta House was built in 1863 and is located at 50 Mines Road, Kadina as part of the exhibitions at The Farm Shed museum and was built for Edward Horn who was the manager of the Matta Matta Mine. This was short lived (1860-1870) and a succession of families lived in the house up until 1966 when it was bought from the Cock family after the Rotary Club of Kadina and Yorke Peninsula Field Days provided money so that it could be preserved as a museum. Matta House has been refurbished to the late Victorian period when the local copper mining industry was at its peak. Please allow at least an hour for your visit. More details…

  • Newton Playground, Kadina

    The Newton Playground is a great area for kids to come and spend some time with lots of different areas to play. Facilities include: play equipment, BMX Track, basketball ring, bbq, seats, tables and chairs, public toilet, shelter, OPAL bike racks and drinking fountain. Large open grassed area for ball games. More details…

  • Rail Trail - Copper Coast, walking and cycling trail.

    The Rail Trail - Copper Coast is a walking and cycling trail connecting the Copper Coast towns of Kadina and Wallaroo following the old railway line. There are shelters built along the trail and interpretive historical signs. The trail is sealed for the entire length; it does cross roads which walkers and cyclists are required to give way to. More details…

  • Ray Robinson Memorial Military Museum

    The Ray Robinson Memorial Military Museum houses a fine collection of First and Second World War and Vietnam military memorabilia and was built using government grants and with council assistance. It now This collection is continually being added to by donations and loans of militaria. Also on the premises is a restoration workshop. It is here that members have restored various military items such as a First World War cannon, a First World War gun tractor and a jeep. More details…

  • The Farm Shed Museum, Kadina

    At the Farm Shed Museum, Kadina interpretive displays bring together the farming stories that have been growing for the last 50 years. Yorke Peninsula is renowned for its innovation in dryland farming machinery and techniques. The stump-jump plough was just the beginning! See it in action on the screen in the landclearing display and don't miss 'Her Side of the Story' about women on farms. The early history of Wallaroo Mines and the Kadina Township is included along with Matta House. Matta House is the original mine manager's residence which built in 1863. The house still has a shingle roof and is furnished to reflect the height of the mining era. A schoolroom refurbished to its 1950s origins is a favourite with school groups. The Farm Shed is open 7 days a week (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day) Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and weekends and Public Holidays 10am to 4pm. Please allow at least an hour for your visit. A wheelchair, walking frame and mobility scooter are available to use within The Farm Shed museum. Please call us prior to your arrival to ensure availability. More details…

  • The Rotary Markets, Kadina

    The Rotary Markets are held regularly on the last Saturday of each month 8.30am to 12.30pm in Victoria Square, Kadina - right in the heart of the vibrant town. You will find a range of goods which may include arts and craft, plants, bric a brac, farmers produce, home baked cakes and biscuits, a sausage sizzle, refreshments, greeting cards, jewellery, oils, body lotions, fresh produce, jams and pickles, pottery and much more. Come to the market, stay for lunch, and then browse through the shops or visit the many nearby attractions including The Farm Shed Museum and National Heritage Listed Moonta Mines. Upcoming dates 2018: June 30th July 28th August 25th September 22nd (not last Sunday month) October 27th November 24th December 15th (not last Saturday month) More details…

  • Victoria Square, Kadina

    Victoria Square celebrates the history of the town with the town's war memorial and historic rotunda and incorporates the town's playground. The size and facilities available make the square a convenient stop for parents and a great location for a family barbecue. Victoria Square is at the heart of Kadina. Visit the square on the last Saturday of the Month, 8.30am to 12.30pm, for the monthly Rotary Markets. More details…

  • Wallaroo Mines Band Rotunda, Kadina

    The Wallaroo Mines Band Rotunda can be found within The Farm Shed Museum grounds as one of the exhibitions at 50 Mines Road after being relocated from the Kadina Showgrounds in 1975, its home for 50 years. The Rotunda was first erected next to the Wallaroo Mines Institute by the Wallaroo and Moonta Mining Company for the miners' Federal Brass Band and was declared open in 1905. In 1915 is was moved to the nearby Mines Recreation Ground. More details…

  • Yorke Peninsula's Home Grown Trail

    The Yorke Peninsula Home Grown Trail offers you a behind-the-scenes view as locals welcome you to their farms and businesses. Discover their produce and products and share their working lives. They'll show you what they do and how they do it, getting things grown, harvested, and taken to the world. Participants, most offering tours by appointment include; Alpacas Chaparral at Minlaton, Barachel Alpacas at Wool Bay, Barley Stacks Wines at Maitland, Ducatoon Park Horse Stud at Kadina, Orrie Cowie Merino Stud at Warooka, Oysters at Stansbury and Top Shop at Warooka. For full details including participant contact numbers collect your copy of the Yorke Peninsula Regional Guide at the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre or Outlets in Minlaton, Ardrossan, Port Vincent, Maitland, Moonta, Wallaroo, Innes National Park, Stansbury, Port Broughton, Coobowie, Stansbury or Yorketown. More details…

Moonta

  • Discovering Historic Moonta Town Drive

    The Discovering Historic Moonta Town Drive starts and ends at the Moonta Town Hall and is a relaxed drive of about 16 kilometres which can be completed in one to two hours. The drive passes many sites of historical interest including the National Heritage listed Moonta Mines area. The trail gives visitors a balanced impression of the history and development of Moonta and adjacent settlements. Please call into the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre in Kadina or the Moonta Tourist Office for a copy of the town drive. More details…

  • Discovering Historic Moonta Town Walk

    The Discovering Historic Moonta Town Walk covers the main commercial area of Moonta and starts and finishes at the Town Hall. This area contains most of Moonta's shops, hotels, banks, post office, meeting halls and several houses. Most of these were erected between 1863 and 1875 and many retain their authentic shop fronts and verandas. Please call into the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre or the Moonta Tourist Office for a copy of the Moonta Town Walk. More details…

  • Moonta Area School Memorial Trail

    The Moonta Area School Memorial Trail covers a 100 year timeline commemorating the conflicts Australia served in during the twentieth Century. There is a sign board giving a brief history of each conflict. Along the 275 metre trail you will also find signs for each year of the twentieth century with highlights from the history of that year. The walls are made from copper stone donated by the Poona Mines North Yelta. Servicemen and women born in Moonta are represented on the roll of honour. The official opening of the Memorial Trail was awarded Community Event of the Year 2017 by the previous District Council of the Copper Coast. (now Copper Coast Council) During school and library hours a trail map is available from the library and school office. (You are welcome to walk this trail during school hours - the trail can be accessed near the front office, call in and let them know you will be out there while you pick up your map) More details…

  • Moonta Cemetery

    The Moonta Cemetery on Retallick Road off Blanche Terrace Moonta is a great place to explore the local history. The Moonta Cemetery Bell is able to be viewed and was erected in 1896 by the Moonta Cemetery Trust at a height of 24 feet. There is a monument erected by the Corporation of the Town of Moonta to the memory of the children who fell victim to the epidemics during the early mining days which was erected in 1969. Black granite markers have been placed on the 70 known grave sites of the 76 mining fatalities buried in the Moonta Cemetery, thanks to a Community Grant from the District Council of the Copper Coast and the National Trust of South Australia- Moonta Branch. Burial records are available at the Copper Coast Council, 51 Taylor St Kadina or from the Family Resource Centre - School of Mines - National Trust in Ellen Street Moonta. More details…

  • Moonta Cemetery Walks

    Take a guided walk through the heritage listed Moonta Cemetery and discover the stories of many of the people buried there. Hear how epidemics were responsible for the deaths of over three hundred children, the mining fatalities, the first triplets born on the Yorke Peninsula and many more interesting stories. Tours are by prior appointment and bookings are essential, please contact 0438 846 521 for more details or call in to the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre. More details…

  • Moonta Craft Co-Op

    The Moonta Craft Co-Op is open 7 days 10 am to 3 pm and offers quality handcrafted goods including preserves, biscuits, cards, baby wear, children’s clothing, timber items, metal work, patchwork, knitwear, scarves, bags, jewellery, novelties and much more. Established in 2005 as an outlet for locals to expand their creative talent, the Moonta Craft Co-Op also donates to local charities in need. So come in and be greeted by a friendly volunteer and feel free to browse our unique and interesting array of items for that special gift or just a little something to spoil yourself. More details…

  • Moonta Gallery of the Arts

    The Moonta Gallery of the Arts is located in the Moonta Town Hall at the corner of George and Henry Streets in Moonta. The gallery has a different exhibition nearly every month highlighting a large range of themes, materials and mediums. Most artwork is for sale. Opening times are 11am to 3pm daily. More details…

  • Moonta Golf Club

    The Moonta Golf Club is an 18 hole, 5,401 metre Par 70 course with an Australian Course Rating of 68. Competition days are Tuesday and Saturdays from 1 April to 30 September, which visitors are welcome to join in. Green fees for a casual 18 holes is $10 per person. Visitors are also welcome to join Social Friday Nights from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm with drinks, nibbles and a spin wheel. (the course is usually closed Mid October until late March each year) Moonta is a pretty coastal town that is steeped in history. Just 165 kilometres from Adelaide, it's popular with holidaymakers, especially families. Nearby, you'll find Moonta Bay - a delightful holiday spot with excellent accommodation and facilities. More details…

  • Moonta Memorial Gun 1914-1918

    The 1914 Moonta Memorial Gun 1918 is located within the grounds of the Moonta Tourist Office in Blanche Terrace. The gun originally arrived in Moonta in 1919 by train and was placed at the Moonta War Memorial site, after several moves it fell into disrepair. In 2004 a committee was formed to raise funds to repair and display the gun. The dedication and formal opening of this display was held in February 2007. The display holds a fully restored 105 mm Light Field Howitzer used in WWI, and a number of other articles with historical significance. More details…

  • Moonta Mines National Heritage Area

    The Moonta Mines National Heritage Area covers most of the former Moonta Mining Company lease. A tourist drive starting from the Moonta Town Hall leads through the Cornish cottages housing area and then passes the church, the Hughes Pump House ruins, Taylor’s shaft, the deepest shaft in the area and the ruins of the ore concentrating plant at Richman's. A walk to the lookouts on the top of the skimp heap gives an aerial view of the whole area. Information signs enable visitors to relate existing ruins to former structures. The tour includes Ryan's shaft where copper was first discovered in 1861, ore sorting floors, the National Trust Miner's Cottage and Hancock's skimp heap and lookout. The mining area is amongst the most significant in Australia, illustrating the early mining and treatment of copper ores, mostly by Cornish immigrants. The transfer of technology and culture from Cornwall to Moonta makes it of such high significance and it is expected that World Heritage listing will be granted in time. More details…

  • Moonta School of Mines Family History & Resource Centre

    Did your ancestors come from the Moonta area? Researchers at the School of Mines Family History & Resource Centre in Ellen Street, Moonta can assist with family and local history. They have extensive records on early history and shipping records. Births, deaths, marriages and newspaper records are also available. They are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm. Until the end of November a special 2018 ANZAC Armistice Display is being featured. There are also displays relating to Moonta's Mining Heritage as well as a large display of medical and apothecary equipment and a wide variety of information from bygone days. Family histories from all over Australia can also be done. More details…

  • Moonta Shopping

    Moonta Shopping can be enjoyed 7 days a week with lots of different shops to explore as you wander along the streets including the main street of George Street. There are also many cafes, restaurants, bakeries and hotels with a wide variety of menus to delight all tastebuds. You will also find services such as the post office, newsagent, chemist, bank (with ATM) , butcher, supermarket and petrol stations in this area. More details…

  • Moonta Skatepark

    The Moonta Skatepark is a popular and well-designed site where young people can gather to show off their skating and bike skills. With quarters, banks, a small spine and a pyramid, the skate park can cater for a range of different skill levels. Popular with visitors to the town and locals alike, the Moonta Skatepark offers a range of facilities which will keep the keen skateboarder amused for hours. More details…

  • Northern Yorke Peninsula Art Group

    The Northern Yorke Peninsula (NYP) Art Group meets at their Art Room at the back of the Uniting Church on Robert Street, at Queen Square in Moonta. The members of the group paint in different mediums, such as oils, water colour, acrylics and pastel. The NYP Art Group calls their galley, the Queen Square Art Gallery, which is open on Tuesdays from 10am to 2pm, and some long weekends. The Gallery is closed during December and January. Come and see local artists at work in Moonta! More details…

  • Piano Park Bench, Moonta

    The Piano Park Bench has been erected in Queens Square, Moonta by the family of John and Elizabeth Thomas. John was born in Cornwall and was a man of exceptional musical ability who was a composer, vocalist, choir and band master and instrumentalist who gave loyal service to Moonta and district for over half a century. Many of the Carols he composed are still sung in Moonta or where the Cornish gather at Christmas. A great place to sit and enjoy Queens Square and Moonta. More details…

  • Polgreen Park Playground and Bike Facility

    The Polgreen Park Playground and Bike Facility located on Bay Road, Moonta has; Learn to ride bike tracks for pushbikes and scooters, BBQs ,bins, car parking, drinking fountain, picnic area, playground, public toilets, shaded areas, shelter, tables and chairs. Users of the bike facility must wear helmets and other protective equipment and follow conditions of use. More details…

  • Queen Square, Moonta

    Queen Square is located in the centre of Moonta between George, Henry, Robert and William Street, Queens Square is a community reserve with benched seats, bins, grassed areas, heritage water fountain, rotunda, shaded areas, tables & chairs, turf area suitable for ball sports, picnic area, public toilets and drinking fountain. New to Queen Square, Moonta are a pair of wombat statues. They highlight the significance of the wombat and the role they played in the discovery of Copper in the area; presented by the Moonta Progress Association. This is also the start and end point for the Moonta Heritage Drive. Many community events are held here throughout the year. More details…

  • Victoria Park, Moonta

    Victoria Park in Moonta is located on Milne Terrace. It was established in the 1830's as a land care plantation by community efforts to protect the town from drift sand and to commemorate the reign of Queen Victoria. It is now being preserved as a bush park with many of the original tracks being maintained by the current walkers of the park. It is especially beautiful in spring with the flowers and bird life. Many of the current plants being self sown by birds as no official plantings have happened for over 130 years. There are many areas suitable for picnics. The Friends of Victoria Park have regular walks on the third Sunday of the month at 10 am. More details…

  • Wombat Statues, Moonta

    A pair of Wombat Statues can be found in Queen Square, Moonta (located between George, Henry, Robert, William Streets) after being erected in 2018. They highlight the significance of the wombat and the role they played in the discovery of Copper in the area; presented by the Moonta & District Progress Association. More details…

Moonta Bay

  • Moonta Bay Jetty

    The long 'L' shaped jetty is well worth the visit be it for a jetty stroll, to view the sunset or for a spot of fishing. The catch of the day may include tommy ruffs, garfish and squid. The best time for fishing is late afternoon and into the evening. On the south side of the jetty the beach expands all the way to Port Hughes. More details…

  • Moonta Bay Playground

    The Moonta Bay Playground is located on the foreshore next to the car park and right next to Splashtown water park. Featuring a shaded fenced playground area, covered BBQ area, bins, car parking, chairs & tables, grassed area, drinking fountain, picnic area and close by public toilets and cafes. Also located at the foreshore is the Moonta Bay Jetty which is an l shaped Jetty, it is also good for fishing and it also has a swimming enclosure. The Moonta Bay Beach is located directly in front & is a lovely sandy beach suitable for all ages. More details…

  • Secret Garden, Moonta Bay

    The Secret Garden is located on and beside the Kemp Place Walkway through to the foreshore at Moonta Bay. It features a separate grassed area, accessed by steps, in a shaded natural area suitable for picnics and is very popular for small weddings. There is seating suitable for children around part of the grassed area. More details…

  • Splash Town - Copper Coast

    Splash Town – Copper Coast is now closed for this season. We hope you have enjoyed this free fun in the Copper Coast. Council is continually working on ways to extend Splash Town’s opening hours, with the goal being to operate it 7 days a week from October to April. We look forward to an even better, longer season next summer. Days and times for next season will be advised when announced. Located at the picturesque Moonta Bay foreshore, this facility is free to use and is suitable for all ages. The water park consists of four large water slides, one kiddie slide, several large mushrooms and a large tipping bucket. Children must be supervised at all times. Safe use of this facility is your responsibility. More details…

Moonta Mines

  • Horse Drawn Tram Display

    The Horse Drawn Tram has been restored and the display can be observed through a viewing window at the Moonta Mines Railway Station platform. This can be found in the car park of the Moonta Mines Museum and across the road form the Moonta Mines Sweet Shop. Moonta Mines is a National Heritage Area. More details…

  • Hughes Enginehouse

    The classic Cornish Hughes Enginehouse was constructed in 1865. It was named after Walter Watson Hughes, the founder of the Moonta Mining Company. The building housed a 60 inch (1.52 metre) Cornish beam pumping engine, which operated pumps in Hughes and Taylor's Shafts to allow the mining of the main ore body below natural water levels. The engine worked continuously, except for maintenance for more than 58 years until closure of the mine in 1923. Hughes Enginehouse is in the Moonta Mines National Heritage Area. A walking trail provides access to Hughes Enginehouse and environs, and signs interpret the remaining structures. Hughes Enginehouse is able to be viewed from the parking area. More details…

  • Miners Cottage And Garden

    The National Trust SA Miners Cottage and Garden gives an insight into the lives of the Cornish miners and their families who travelled from the other side of the world to work the great copper mines of Moonta and the surrounding areas. Built around 1870 and furnished in the pre-1900 style, the cottage is an example of a typical miner’s family home. Built of wattle and daub, mud bricks, clay and limestone and given a coat of plaster and whitewashed, many of these cottages were once to be found throughout the mine residential area. More details…

  • Moonta Mines Museum

    The Moonta Mines Museum is located in the former Moonta Mines Model School. Erected in 1878, this building now houses displays on the Cornish miners' lifestyles - mining, lodges and friendly societies, sports and pastimes, death and hardship Other exhibits include extensive displays of costume, china, silverware, photographs and memorabilia and a classroom furnished circa 1900. There is also a display on the World Wars. More details…

  • Moonta Mines Sweet Shop

    Moonta Mines Sweet Shop is located in the former Moonta Mines Post Office. Built in 1946 and operated as a Post Office until the mid 1970s, the building was refurbished as a shop in 1979 and upgraded by the National Trust in 1998. The Sweet Shop sells a large range of old-fashioned sweets and drinks and is a favourite with visitors and locals alike. More details…

  • Moonta Mines Tourist Railway

    Departing from the platform adjacent to the Moonta Mines Museum, the Moonta Mines Tourist Railway is a guided tour of the historic Moonta Mines State Heritage Area. Featuring extensive commentary from local drivers, passengers are taken past many historic landmarks of the former mining operations, including the reservoir, ore sorting floors, and through a tunnel in Ryans Tailings Heap. It visits the former Precipitation Works, which was set up in 1900 to recover additional copper from the tailings heaps, a process which continued until 1943. Bookings are not required for individuals. Board the Tourist Train adjacent to the Museum. Pay the driver on boarding the train. EFTPOS facilities available on Tourist Train, Proudly maintained and operated by volunteers of the National Trust of SA Moonta Branch. South Australian School and Public Holidays 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm daily. School holiday times in December don't commence until 26 December. Please note: train rides are subject to weather. More details…

  • Moonta Mines Uniting Church

    The Moonta Mines Uniting Church (previously Methodist Church) is open to visitors Wednesday to Sunday 1.30pm to 4.00pm each day from 1st September to 31st May and on Wednesdays and Weekends and Public Holidays from 1st June to 31st August. Entry is by gold coin donation. The Church was built during the copper mining boom in the area in 1865; originally it seated 750 people but the addition of a gallery in 1872 increased this to 1250 people. In 1888 a large, beautiful Pipe Organ was installed and is still in use today. The Church has a service each Sunday at 11.00am, that everyone is welcome to attend More details…

  • Moonta Mines Walking Trails

    The Moonta Mines Walking Trails help you discover the history of this copper mining region via marked trails. Ryans Walk is a short walk of about 500 metres and takes about one hour. Hancocks Walk - from the miners cottage or sweet shop - is approximately 45 minutes return. Hughes Walk is a short loop around historic Hughes Engine House and takes about one hour. Interpretive signs illustrate the geology of Moonta ore bodies and the mining methods used to work them. A trail brochure is available from the Moonta Tourist Office and the Moonta Mines Museum. It's a fascinating part of South Australia's mining history, and well worth a look. More details…

  • Richmans Enginehouse

    Richmans concentrating plant operated from 1869 until the mine closed in 1923, crushing and concentrating ore from nearby shafts. During this period many alterations were made to the plant to suit the improved technology of mining and processing. The walk provides access to Richmans Engine house and lookouts on the tailings heap. Signs interpret the remaining structures. Richmans Enginehouse is in the Moonta Mines National Heritage Area. Richmans Enginehouse is able to be viewed from the parking area. More details…

Port Hughes

  • Port Hughes Coastal Walking Trail

    The Port Hughes Coastal Trail is located between Simms Cove Point, Moonta Bay and the beautiful sandy South Beach, Port Hughes. Interpretive signs along this coastal trail give an insight into the history of the area all while enjoying the beautiful views out to the Spencer Gulf. Trail brochures can be collected from local Visitor Information Centres or Outlets. The Friends of Port Hughes, the trail developers, can be contacted through the Community section of www.coppercoast.sa.gov.au. More details…

  • Port Hughes Jetty

    The Port Hughes Jetty is one of the most popular year-round fishing spots on Yorke Peninsula. Blue swimmer crabs, tommy ruff, garfish and squid are the regular fare. If you enjoy walking you can walk from the Port Hughes Jetty along the foreshore and beach all the way to the Moonta Bay Jetty. More details…

  • Port Hughes Playground

    The Port Hughes playground is located on the South Beach Foreshore Reserve on West Terrace, Port Hughes near the Port Hughes Jetty. It features a shaded playground, electric barbecues, bins, car parking, chairs & tables, grassed reserve, bike rack, drinking fountain, picnic area and is close to public toilets and a cafe. More details…

  • The CopperClub at The Dunes

    Open to everyone, the Copperclub is a Greg Norman designed and built masterpiece. Maintained to championship standards the course is recognised as having some of the best fairways and greens in South Australia. Whether you live in the Copper Coast region or you are holidaying on the Yorke Peninsula, come and enjoy the Greg Norman Copperclub hospitality, and play one of South Australia’s best golf courses. After discovering and experiencing the amazing golf at this seaside hidden gem, enjoy a refreshing drink or a delicious meal at our golf links clubhouse, "The Deck" bar and café. With magnificient views over the sand dunes to Cape Elizabeth and beyond, it is a perfect place to relax and chill after a challenging and enjoyable game. Combine your visit to Port Hughes with other great regional attractions, whether it be fishing some of the best waters in Australia, exploring the local Kadina, Wallaroo and Moonta copper mining history or just enjoying the fine local cuisine. Book your rounds of golf now - the warmest of welcomes awaits you. More details…

Wallaroo

  • A Historical Walk Around Wallaroo

    Wallaroo's long heritage has left a fabulous legacy of fascinating old buildings, houses, churches and the ruins of the once famous copper smelters. Take the opportunity to walk the streets of Wallaroo and learn of its history and connection with the mining industry. Along the way you will see the former residence of Caroline Carleton, famous for writing the words of "Songs of Australia" in 1859. With the trail beginning at the Wallaroo Maritime and Nautical Museum you will see the original Tipara Lighthouse, built in 1877 and relocated from the Tipara Reef in 2001. Pick up a brochure outlining the walk from the Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum or any of the Visitor Centres in the region. More details…

  • George The Giant Squid Display, Wallaroo

    "George" The Giant Squid can be found on display in The Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum. George was found in the stomach of a whale off the coast of Albany - Western Australia in the late 1970's. He was donated to the Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum in 1984. He has recently been placed in a new tank, along with a new solution of glycerin, you can see him in this tank without any discoloration as he should be. Local school children from St Mary MacKillop School drew pictures of 'George' which are also on display around 'George'. Please come and visit 'George' in his new home. Entry fee includes admission to all exhibits at Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum, $6 adults and Children between 5 and 16 - $3, open 7 days a week 10am to 4pm. More details…

  • Historic Allwood Cottage

    Take a guided tour of this heritage listed slab cottage built in the late 1800’s by district pioneers David and Agnes Rule. Enjoy the ambience and experience a little of what life was like in the early days of settlement in the Wallaroo area. Amongst the artefacts, photographs and newspaper articles on display you will find some interesting accounts of their lives and some reflections of the times. Situated 10 minutes from the Village of Hall, the residence is made up of two buildings that have undergone restoration by the current owners Rod and Judy Roberts. Groups and children welcome. Bookings welcome by phone or email. Please let them know if you have mobility restrictions. More details…

  • Historic Wallaroo Town Drive

    The Wallaroo Town Drive starts and ends at the Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum at the corner of Jetty Road and Emu Street and is a leisurely drive of about nine kilometres which can be completed in one to two hours. The trail passes many sites of historical interest and gives visitors an impression of the history and development of Wallaroo. Simply follow the distinctive trail signs. Maps of the Town Drive are available from the Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum Museum or the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre. More details…

  • Historic Wallaroo Town Walk

    The Historic Wallaroo Town Walk covers Wallaroo's main commercial area which contains various buildings, both commercial and public, dating from 1861. Most of the Owen Terrace streetscape was erected between 1864 and 1900 but, of course, there have been many changes in usage of the buildings. Please call into the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre or the Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum and pick up a map. More details…

  • Public Art Sculpture - The Cutter Canberra

    'The Cutter Canberra' interpretive sculpture stands proudly on a hillside over looking the sea. The fishing boat called the Canberra was donated to Kangaroo Island sculptor Indiana James by well-known South Australian fishing identity Michael Angelakis who's family originally owned the boat. Indiana conferred with arts colleague Margie Davies of Wallaroo about creating 'something' from the remains. The idea of creating a boat sculpture were taken to the Wallaroo Town Development Association's Working Group which led to an outstanding community development project. The name 'Canberra' was chosen by the Angelakis family symbolising their migration to Australia as Greek migrants and to honour their new home. Historically the sculpture symbolises the many migrants who moved to Australia. Today it relates to the thriving fishing industry, the farming industries where grain ships dock at Wallaroo and also symbolises the recreational fishers and yachts men and women who sail out of Wallaroo. More details…

  • Smelters Trail, Wallaroo

    The Smelters Trail is located in the Copper Coast town of Wallaroo near the foreshore and Office Beach as well as the historic Hughes Chimney stack on Heritage Drive. The Smelters Trail is a short walk with interpretive signs outlining the early smelting history of Wallaroo on a concreted footpath. More details…

  • Tipara Lighthouse, Wallaroo

    The Tipara Lighthouse can be found in Wallaroo on Jetty Road near the Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum after this section was relocated to this site in 1995. It was originally part of the construction located on Tipara Reef about 15km off Moonta Bay which was completed in 1877 which stood 30 meters above sea level and had two levels. Access inside the lighthouse is not available. More details…

  • Wallaroo Beaches

    Wallaroo is the largest seaside town in the Copper Coast and has a number of beautiful beaches which include Office Beach, North Beach and the Sailing Club Beach. These beaches are great for swimming. North Beach is one of the few beaches in South Australia which a vehicle can still be driven on. Beach wheel chairs are available in Wallaroo, Moonta Bay and Port Hughes, made available by the Copper Coast Council. For more information contact the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre. More details…

  • Wallaroo Golf Club

    The Wallaroo Golf Club is an 18-hole course with greened and watered fairways with black scrapes for year round access, attracting local golfers as well as those visiting the area. The Club shares its club rooms with the local bowls and croquet clubs. All visitors to the Wallaroo and Copper Coast area are very welcome. More details…

  • Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum

    The Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum was originally a post office. The museum features displays of the copper smelting era, postal and telephone history, religious and civic affairs, early pioneering personalities, industry, sport, entertainment, nautical display and general local history of Wallaroo. See George the Giant Squid obtained from the stomach of a whale 30 years ago and now preserved in formalin. Its body is five feet long and 28 feet long with its tentacles outstretched, plus a 30 foot racing boat and a water pump used for copper smelting. The former 1877 Tipara Reef Lighthouse can be seen in Investigator Park in front of the museum. Tour guides are available for coach visits. Group bookings are welcome in advance. Project sheets can be arranged for school groups. Visitors can contact historian Nick Woods, Museum Research Officer who may be able to trace family connections with Wallaroo. Souvenirs, tourist information and soft drinks are also available. Adults entrance costs are AUD6.00 and children AUD3.00. Open everyday 10am to 4pm, except Christmas Day and Good Friday. More details…

  • Wallaroo Historical Walks

    Take a two hour guided walking tour of historic Wallaroo, visiting 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. Discover our haunted buildings and heritage sites. Tours by appointment only. Bookings must be made for the walking tours and a minimum of five people is required. A guide is provided for walking tours and can be arranged for coach tours. More details…

  • Wallaroo Jetty

    The Wallaroo Jetty is one of the best fishing jetties in the state. Extending out for 869 metres into water that is up to 10 metres deep, the jetty is home to a wide variety of birdlife as well as many marine species. Amongst the types of fish anglers may catch are snapper, squid, flathead, tommy ruff, garfish, snook, salmon and mullet. SCUBA divers will enjoy swimming through the jetties pylons to observe the wide variety of marine life and there are facilities in the town to refill tanks and purchase accessories. An added attraction is the opportunity to see the large grain ships which visit the jetty from time to time, mainly during the summer months after the harvest. (The end of the jetty is closed when ships are berthed) More details…

  • Wallaroo Scuba Club

    Wallaroo Scuba Club is for recreational dives and was started by Mark Tozer in March 2010. The club consists of scuba diving enthusiasts who get together in the name of fun and diving. Purely a social crowd, the Wallaroo Scuba Club explore the local waters together and are trying to do their part to keep Wallaroo's reefs and other recreational dive spots preserved for future generations. Dives are generally held each Saturday (subject to weather) and are followed by a barbecue. Visitors are welcome to join in on the dives although should bring their own equipment. For further details please refer to the club website. The Wallaroo Scuba Club divers are from all walks of life and levels of experience, from beginners to advanced, the only requirements are a sense of adventure, a passion for the water and a healthy respect for the environment. More details…

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