Attractions

Kadina

  • 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 newest fun family attraction. Sit back, relax and enjoy the safe, clean, awesome environment while watching your kids play. Don't forget your socks! Children under 12 months are free, children one and two years old are AUD3.00, children three to ten years are AUD5.00. (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 10am and 3pm. Although small, the train is suitable for all ages. Covered footwear is required. Upcoming dates for 2017: 2 and 16 July 6 and 20 August 3 and 17 September 1 and 15 October 5 and 19 November 3 and 17 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, 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. More details…

  • Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre

    The Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre located at 50 Mines Road in Kadina, South Australia, will ensure you discover all the characters, history and culture of the Copper Coast. The centre's staff will provide you with answers to your questions and ensure your visit to the spectacular Copper Coast is a remarkable one. The centre stocks souvenirs, local produce, history books and a range of novels and books by local authors. The visitor centre also offers free bike and Geo Cache GPS unit hire. Why not drop in and visit the friendly staff and discover what inspiring things there are to see and do in the region. 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. Copper Country Keepsakes supports local charitable organisations and has been operating for 19 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 is on when you will be visiting. A community lounge area is also available for rest and relaxation 10am to 4.00pm weekdays, Saturday mornings from 10am to 12pm. Comfortable chairs and daily newspapers are available. Ascot Community Exhibition Gallery: February 27 to March 30. "Cascade of Colour" by members of Copper Country Keepsakes who have used their imagination and artistic talents with mixed media for a beautiful and colourful display. A must for all ages. April 3 to 27. "Two by Three". Peter Aitchison is a Moonta based artist who works mainly in watercolours but this exhibition includes acrylics and pastels as well. Peter has received recognition through various art prizes and exhibitions. 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. 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. Visits welcome by appointment only. More details…

  • Farm Shed Museum, The

    At the Farm Shed Museum 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. 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 during the Kernewek Lowender- Copper Coast Cornish Festival Art Prize. 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. During this time the submitted Art Work for the current festivals Art Prize is displayed for judging. Housed in the historic Ascot Theatre you 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 fees applies for this assistance. More details…

  • OPAL Bike Hire

    OPAL and the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre are offering bike hire for children, teenagers and adults. Free hire of bikes, helmets and locks is available to adults and children under the age of 18 (if accompanied by an adult). Bikes can be hired from the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre during operating hours. Please note: Identification and a contact phone number is required at the time of hire. The 2014 OPAL program goal, 'Parks and Places' is about outdoor play in outdoor places and is in response to the dramatic decrease in children spending time outdoors. More details…

  • Ray Robinson Memorial Military Museum

    The Ray Robinson Memorial Military Museum was built using government grants and with council assistance. It now houses a fine collection of First and Second World War and Vietnam military memorabilia. 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 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 historical Moonta Mines. Upcoming dates 2017: June 24th July 29th August 26th September 30th October 28th November 25th December 16th (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…

  • 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, Paper Nymph Studio and Top Shop at Warooka, and Port Vincent Primary School Marine Study Centre at Port Vincent. For full details including participant contact numbers collect your copy of the Yorke Peninsula Regional Guide at one of the Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centres located in Kadina, Minlaton or Outlets in Ardrossan, Maitland, Moonta, Stenhouse Bay, Port Broughton, 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…

  • 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. More details…

  • Local And Family History Resource Centre

    The Local And Family History Resource Centre is located in Ellen Street, walking distance from the Moonta shopping precinct in the School of Mines. Here visitors will find a comprehensive collection of local and family history resource documents, including local and State newspapers on microfilm. There is also a large display of lifestyle memorabilia and changing exhibits, including 50 years of the National Trust South Australia Celebration. Local historians can also help you research family or local history. 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 District Council of the Copper Coast, 51 Taylor St Kadina or local history 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 so please contact the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre for more details. More details…

  • Moonta Craft Co-Op

    The Moonta Craft Co-Op 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. Visitors are welcome. The course is closed on Tuesdays and Saturdays for competition from 1 April to 30 September. 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. The course is closed mid October until late March until further notice. More details…

  • Moonta Mines State Heritage Area

    The Moonta Mines State 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 Miners 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. 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…

  • Moonta Tourist Office

    The Moonta Tourist Office is located in the former Moonta Railway Station. Built in 1909 and set in spacious grounds, this beautiful old building is one of several built throughout the state of the same design, including the Wallaroo Railway Station. Open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm, you can access the latest information on attractions, accommodation, community services and special events in Moonta and the surrounding areas. Moonta's World War One German light Field Howitzer gun is also on display in the grounds of the Old Railway Station. Located within the station is a huge range of very affordable giftware and souvenirs. You will find this a wonderful place to purchase reminders of Moonta, or to buy gifts for birthdays, Christmas or any occasion. There is something for every taste and all budgets. Ample car, coach and caravan parking is available and public toilets (including disabled toilets) are on site. Bookings and enquiries can be taken for individual and group tours for the Moonta Mines Museum, the Moonta Mines Tourist Railway, the Miners Cottage and Garden and for cemetery tours. 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…

  • Queens Square, Moonta

    Queens 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. This is also the start and end point for the Moonta Heritage Drive. Many community events are held here throughout the year. 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 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…

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 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 at Moonta Bay is currently closed and will re-open in October 2017 (dates to be confirmed). 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…

Port Hughes

  • Port Hughes Coastal Trail

    The Port Hughes Coastal Trail follows the cliffs and foreshore from Simms Cove to South Beach - a distance of 2.5 kilometres. Along the trail, ten signs tell the story of Port Hughes' history from a fishing village, to an important distribution point for Yorke Peninsula's agricultural produce and finally its emergence as an important tourist location. The signs also refer to the importance of managing the coastal environment in a way that limits the destructive forces of water, wind and people. A brochure that describes how to find the trail and provides an overview of the signs can be obtained from tourist information centres, local caravan parks and the Port Hughes General Store. 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…

  • Allwood

    Take a guided tour of Allwood, a heritage listed slab cottage built in the late 1800s 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 times. Situated 10 minutes from the village of Hall. Open by appointment only. Donations most welcome. More details…

  • Art Spot Gallery, The

    Versatility is what Wallaroo artist, Roy Purcell, is known for – and his choices vary from abstract to portrait and anything that catches his eye as a workable subject. Roy’s gallery, The Art Spot, has over one hundred works on display and other paintings can be seen on display at another gallery in Wallaroo – Phil Roe’s Gallery and Electrical Museum in Wildman Street, and at the Burra Art Gallery (Main Street, Burra). Roy’s gallery is open any day including public holidays. A telephone call may be needed for days other than Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Bus trips are welcome and tea and coffee can be provided by prior arrangement. 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…

  • 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. More details…

  • Wallaroo Golf Club

    The Wallaroo Golf Club is an 18-hole course with greened and watered fairways attracting approximately 100 golfers each week, depending on the weather, from Wallaroo, Kadina, Moonta, Port Broughton, Ardrossan and Bute, as well as visiting golfers. The Club has reached a milestone in its history and is proud of what has been achieved by past generations and current members of the Wallaroo Golf Club over the last 100 years. Mid 2011 will see the opening of a new Clubhouse, which will provide facilities for golf, bowling and croquet players, conferences and catering, “A Jewel in the Crown” for the Yorke Peninsula. 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. A portion of the jetty has also been netted off to provide a swimming area, for use by children under the supervision of adults. 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. 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…

  • Wallaroo Smelters Trail

    Wallaroo Smelters Trail is at the base of the Hughes chimney stack near the Wallaroo foreshore near Jetty Road and Heritage Drive. This is a short walk with interpretive signs explaining the early smelting history in Wallaroo which operated until 1923 and at one time was the second largest smelting works in the world. More details…

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