Things to do...

There is a wide range of things you can do in the area. Spend the day at the old railway, riding the train, visiting the lolly shop, having a picnic lunch or a coffee. Follow the heritage walking trail around Moonta, or visit the School of Mines to research some family history in the area. You can plan your itinerary below and spend as much time as you would like.

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Places to Visit & Things to Do...

Blacksmiths Shop- aka Smithy

Blacksmith shops were an essential part of mining and rural life. Tipara Forge re-enactment facility originally formed part of the large workshops of the era

Copper Coast

The towns of Moonta, Kadina and Wallaroo are part of an area known now as the Copper Coast. It is named after the mining boom

Hughes Enginhouse

Hughes Enginehouse played a focal role in the operations of the Moonta Mine. Its function was to dewater the underground workings on the mine’s largest

Moonta Heritage Trail

The trail starts at the Town Hall and is a leisurely drive of about 16 kms which can be completed in 1-2  hours. The trail

Moonta Mines Museum

The museum is located in the former Moonta Mines Model School, built in 1878. The school remained an active and important centre for the Moonta

Moonta Mines Walking Trails

There are 4 main trails which can be explored- taking you around the heritage area of the mines. Trail 1 – Museum/Railway Station/Museum – Approximate

Richmans Enginehouse

Richmans concentrating plant was one of three at the Moonta Mine, the others being Hancocks and Ryans. It operated from 1869 until the mine closed

The Miners Cottage & Garden

Built around 1870, this Cottage in the Mines Settlement is typically Cornish. The land on which the Cottage was built is only one third of

The Moonta Mines Sweet Shop

This building, the former Moonta Mines Post Office, was built in 1946 and operated until it closed in the mid 1970’s. The building was bought

The 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.

Yorke Peninsula Art Trail

Explore the Yorke Peninsula Art Trail to discover colourful murals, statues, mosaic creations and photo opportunities across the region. Visit regional galleries and artists’ studios to

Places to research...

Moonta History Centre

The southern portion of this building was erected as a Baptist Church in 1866. The adjacent residence is the original Baptist Manse. The church was

Moonta Mines Museum

The museum is located in the former Moonta Mines Model School, built in 1878. The school remained an active and important centre for the Moonta