With a population of 15,000 people the Copper Coast, located at the top of the Yorke Peninsula, comprises of the main towns of Kadina, Moonta, Moonta Bay, Port Hughes and Wallaroo and is just 140 kms, less than a 2 hour drive, from Adelaide.
The area is named Copper Coast in recognition of the copper mining heritage of the region dating back to 1859 when copper was first discovered at Wallaroo Mines (Kadina) and in 1861 at Moonta Mines, the Cornish and Welsh made their home in Australia’s Little Cornwall. The importance of the Moonta Mines area is recognised as it is a National Heritage site.
Great weather, beaches, fabulous fishing and all amenities, including upgraded boat ramps, make this a special place to visit and live. Vibrant commercial and retail areas exist to support the local community and those visiting the area. Enjoy a traditional Cornish pasty, coffee and cake or a meal at one of the many cafes, bakeries or restaurants. A wide variety of accommodation options makes the Copper Coast an ideal place to visit.
Sport and leisure are an important part of the community lifestyle with many parks, gardens, playgrounds and sporting facilities within easy access. Enjoy bowls in any weather at the Wallaroo Community Sports Club with world class indoor bowling greens, sport and fitness at the re-developed Copper Coast Sport & Leisure Centre Kadina or a game of golf on the Greg Norman designed Copperclub Golf Course situated in the Dunes Port Hughes.