Wallaroo Mines is an area of Kadina. Shepherd, James Boor, is credited with finding the first Copper in the area on December 17, 1859 on the sheep station called Walla- Waroo owned by Captain Walter Watson Hughes. The stones were most likely dug up and unearthed by a wombat. The mine would be called Wallaroo Mines. The original mine managers house, Matta House, is able to be viewed in its original location as part of The Farm Shed Museum. The Wallaroo Mines Band stand can also be seen here as it was relocated in 1975. While you are able to explore Wallaroo Mines the Wallaroo Mines mining area is not able to be entered and has been fenced off.
While there are no accommodation options in Wallaroo Mines, Kadina which it is an area of, has a caravan park, two motels, hotels with accommodation, villas and holiday homes. It is only a short drive to all the Copper Coast coastal towns of Moonta Bay, Port Hughes and Wallaroo.
Wallaroo Mines is an area of Kadina which is the main service centre and retail area for the Copper Coast and the Yorke Peninsula. You will find all your key services here including Centrelink, Services SA, police station, petrol stations, 2 supermarkets, chemists, medical practitioners, dentists and other health professionals. The retail area has many shops to browse and a wide variety of cafes, bakery and hotels for all times of the day dining.