Moonta, historic Moonta Mines and Moonta Bay are well known today as a tourist destination, whether it be to discover the fascinating heritage of the town or appreciate the lifestyle of the beach and fishing scene. Originally named Tiparra, copper was discovered at Moonta in 1861, by shepherd Patrick Ryan. By 1870, only the capital city of Adelaide exceeded the population of Moonta (over 10,000). Today the population is around 4200 people.
The closest caravan parks are in Moonta Bay and Port Hughes, there are also two motels at Moonta Bay. A wide variety of holiday homes and cabins are also available to suit all budgets. Two of the hotels in the Moonta township also have rooms available. Moonta is also an RV Friendly town.
In Moonta you will find all your shopping requirements including a bank with ATM, supermarket, post office, chemist, doctors, dentist and other health professionals. A wide choice of shops covering clothing, shoes, variety, homewares, real estate agents, op shops, antiques and collectables. Café’s, restaurants and hotels offer a wide variety of meal options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all times in between. Taxi and passenger services cover the area and a bus connects with Adelaide.