Copper Rail Trail – a shared cycling and walking trail between Kadina and Wallaroo following the old railway line. The trail is approximately 8 kilometres long and takes about 30 minutes ride each way and 1 ½ to 2 hours to walk each way. The trail is sealed with 4 sheltered stops and interpretive signs. There are several places were the trail crosses roads where you will need to give way to traffic.
Kadina - The Rail Trail commences from Powell Tce not far from the main roundabout on the Copper Coast Hwy. There is a shade shelter at this point, then follow Powell Tce, Datson Road, Musgrave Tce then Race Course Road as you head out of Kadina. Cyclist and walkers can connect to the trail from any of these roads. If finishing in Kadina it is a short ride across roads to the other side of the roundabout to local shops, cafes, the Copper Coast Sports and Leisure Centre and Community Library.
Wallaroo - head out of Wallaroo from the Town Hall following a similar path as Gouge St then links through to be banked either side by Wall Road and Cornish Tce. The trail can be joined from nearly any point along these roads. If finishing in Wallaroo the Rail Trail links with existing paths and can be followed past the Wallaroo Town Hall, either side of the playground and down to the beach front. Alternatively, the footpath and roads can be followed to the main street which is visible from the Town Hall.
History of the Rail Trail - The Rail Trail follows the same path the rail line took from Wallaroo to Kadina in the 1860s until the 1900s. The Yorke Peninsula Rail Preservation Society was formed in 1992 to preserve and operate a tourist railway on the line between Wallaroo and Kadina. In 2000 they extended the tourist train to Bute. The rail line closed approximately 15 years after YP Rail Preservation Society took over operation. Cessation was due to the track condition. In 2017 the rail track and sleepers were all removed and the existing Rail Trail built. The Copper Coast Council along with the Northern Yorke Peninsula Rotary Club worked closely together to develop and implement the 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
Moonta Bay Jetty to Port Wakefield
Over 500 kilometres long, Walk the Yorke has walking and cycling trails from Moonta Bay to Port Wakefield. One section is from Moonta Bay to Balgowan and is over 40 kilometres in length. The walking trail follows the coast line all the way to Balgowan as a beach walk. For cyclists they need to follow the roads from Moonta Bay to Spencer Highway (road to Maitland) turning at Nalyappa Road flowing this to Coopers Beach Rad, to Cape Elizabeth and around to The Gap where a shared walking/cycling track commences to Balgowan.
Moonta Bay Jetty to Port Hughes Jetty
A beach walk taking 45 minutes each way (3-kilometre one way) Start at the L Shaped Moonta Bay Jetty with the café’s and Splash town and walk South along beaches and coves finishing at Port Hughes where you will also find a tavern and general store, boat ramp, playground and for those wanting to continue walking South beach. During low tide can be walked all the way at beach level or at higher tides steps up the cliffs and back down the other side are available.
Port Hughes to Moonta - Shared Use Walking Cycling Trail
The trail follows the edge of the Port Hughes to Moonta Road and is fully sealed.
Moonta to Moonta Bay - Shared Use Walking Cycling Trail
The trail is alongside Bay Road, crossing halfway along. (upgrades to Bay Road will be occurring and may affect this trail).
Wallaroo to North Beach Walking Trail
This is a longer walk, being 12.2 kilometres each way (approx. one and half hours one way) The Trail begins and ends at the Heritage and Nautical Museum at Wallaroo and allows you to view all the wonderful sites of Wallaroo up close. Wander from the town centre up to the North Beach playground via the Sand Dune Trail. Wallaroo Heritage & Nautical Museum **Some areas are not designated footpaths. Caution is advised on unsealed paths.