Copper Coast

Located approx 150km from Adelaide, the Copper Coast is located at the top west side of the Yorke Peninsula with its main towns of KadinaMoonta and Wallaroo.

It is only about a 2 hour drive from Adelaide to get to the Copper Coast, making Kadina, Moonta or Wallaroo the perfect family holiday when you have kids that don’t like to be in the car for too long!

The Copper Coast has a proud mining history – make sure you check out some of the family friendly things to do such as the Copper Coast Railway or Farm Shed Museum.

With its stunning beaches, the Copper Coast is a summertime favourite – bes sure to check out the FREE Splashtown waterpark over the warmer months too!

Kids in Adelaide acknowledges the Narungga people, the Traditional Owners of Country throughout the Copper Coast and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.


Moonta Garden & Landscape Supplies + Chloe’s Cafe

Heading to the Copper Coast and fancy a budget friendly cafe-style meal in a beautiful setting? Who loves pondering a garden shop, perusing the aisles of adorable pots and plants, and enjoys a cup of amazing coffee too? We do! Moonta Garden and Landscape Supplies has everything a parent of 3 kids could want! We wandered the aisles looking at all of the beautiful garden merchandise and then sat down for a cup of hot java, the best cheese...

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Redwing Farm | Moonta | Yorke Peninsula

We have enjoyed a number of stays with the kids at Redwing Farm. Beautiful, family-focused and an easy 2 hour drive from Adelaide at the top of Yorke Peninsula. It is officially a favourite place to spend a long weekend! Located just out of Moonta, this beautifully appointed farm accommodation is perfect for families, in a great location and certain to continue as a regular tradition for our family. There are three delightful...

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Coffee Barn and Gelateria, Moonta

If you take a trip to Moonta and only stay in the main street or on the foreshore, you’re doing it wrong! Head less than 5 minutes from the Moonta town centre, down Spencer Hwy and you’ll find the hidden gem, that is the Coffee Barn and Gelateria! Well, we say hidden but the Coffee Barn and Gelateria is such a Copper Coast icon, that everyone in town will be telling you to visit anyway! Carl and Emma bought the business a few years...

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The Shores Eatery, Wallaroo

It’s called The Shores Eatery for a reason! You’ll find this fabulous cafe right on the foreshore at Wallaroo at the end of the Jetty – we think it’s one of the best places to eat on the Yorke Peninsula. Great food, great views, great service and a great welcoming vibe for the kids. Let’s start with that- as soon as we walked in the kids spotted the basket of bubbles and chalk on the counter and were thrilled to be...

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The Boatshed Wallaroo

Picture this. You head up to the Yorke Peninsula, landing in Wallaroo, ready for a blissful relaxing trip away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You have packed enough clothes for you and the kids to last 48 weekends and are all set, but you have no idea where to eat with the family. Well never fear, because The Boatshed has you covered! Obviously this place is packed during summer, with prime, absolute beachfront in front of the jetty...

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Victoria Square/Kadina Playground

Find it at: Corner of Graves and Hay Street, Kadina Some people think this is the best playground on the Yorke Peninsula, and we’d have to agree it would certainly be up there!This play space is divided into two areas. The main kids playground area is located in one corner of the park The main playground is;- Totally shaded – Fully fenced – Close to onsite toilets – Has “access for all ramps” that are...

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Port Hughes General Store

If the last time you’ve seen a general store was in a movie, it’s definitely time to pack your bags for a road trip. Location – Port Hughes. First Stop – the General Store! Holidaying *anywhere* on Yorke Peninsula? You need to look this magical little place up and visit, it’s that good, worth the drive and you will undoubtedly make some family memories here. A general store has historically been the bread and...

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Hedonbar Brewing Company, Kadina

Two of our favourite things…The stunning Yorke Peninsula and a craft brewery that welcome families. Enter one of the newest venues on the scene, Hedonbar Brewing Company! Now, we first noticed this talented husband and wife duo brewing up a little storm in 2022, popping up at local events across the Copper Coast. What you might not know is that they have very recently opened a huge new venue for their brewery / taproom and it is...

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The Lighthouse, Port Hughes Beachfront Accommodation

All I can say is, WOW! If you’re looking for a large, modern, family holiday house on Yorke Peninsula – have we got an absolute beachfront treat! Plus, right now until September 17th, 2023, you can PAY TWO NIGHTS and STAY THREE or PAY THREE NIGHTS and STAY FIVE! This offer is valid for new, direct bookings only, all days of the week and right across the July school holidays too. What a complete bargain, especially if you go halves...

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Wallaroo Marina Apartments

Here’s an unbeatable regional SA school holiday adventure or weekend getaway for your family! At the top of Yorke Peninsula, just under two hours drive from Adelaide, this beautiful waterfront self contained accommodation is waiting for you to come and make some precious memories with your kids. I mean look, we won’t judge if it’s actually a getaway with out the kids that you are seeking either! #DateNight #MumsTimeOut...

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Taste the Yorke, Moonta

I think I just died and went to brunch heaven. I definitely have a new contender for best brunch on Yorke Peninsula…while staying in Moonta, we dropped into Taste The Yorke, a delightful and delicious café on the main drag in town. Run by Jo and her lovely staff, Taste The Yorke gives locals and tourists alike somewhere to support local Yorkes businesses in more ways than one. The café consists of mainly outdoor seating around an...

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Wallaroo Silo Light Show

Every night once the sun goes down, the silos at Wallaroo come alive with a light show for the whole family! So grab the kids, jump in the car and park down by the Jetty to enjoy the show. The show starts at different times throughout the year, depending on daylight saving. You can check out the start times and info via the Copper Coast Visitor Information website. There is also different themes for the light show throughout the year, so even...

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Polgreen Park Playground, Moonta

Find it at: Bay Rd, Moonta Regional towns often have great playgrounds and the playspace in Moonta is no exception. This playground is looking its age, but it still does the job! There’s something for all ages here – little kids will love the sandpit and some of the toddler play equipment, kids tall enough will love the monkey bars and flying fox and older kids will enjoy the basketball half court – just remember to take a...

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Copper Coast Putt Putt

The Copper Coast Tourism Centre at Kadina offers a really impressive putt putt course which will get those family competitive juices flowing. As someone who takes putt putt quite seriously, I was very impressed with the quality of the course and the variety of challenging holes. This was definitely one of the highlights of our holiday! Sometimes putt putt can be a little on the lower end on the fun scale if the place isn’t up to scratch, but...

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Splash Town, Moonta

Did you know that Splash Town at Moonta Bay Foreshore on the Yorke Peninsula is an entirely FREE waterpark for kids and families? Think waterslides, tipping bucket and a whole heap of waterplay fun. It’s a fantastic community facility, open for every one to use. South Australia has some really great little water parks and water slides, however a lot of them are hidden in various tourist parks and only available for use of their customers,...

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Farm Shed Heritage Museum, Kadina

A hidden gem and definite highlight at the Copper Coast Tourism Centre activity list was the Farm Shed Heritage Museum. The name is deceiving – I was expecting a single shed with a few tractors and boy, was I wrong! It comprises of a seemingly unending number of displays, large sheds and warehouses housing a range of historical and current day farming machines and tools. Every kid loves a tractor and they won’t be disappointed here. Take...

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Copper Coast Railway, Kadina

Trains! Kids LOVE trains and they will love being able to ride on the miniature railway while you’re visiting Kadina. The miniature railway is scheduled to run twice a month, on their handmade track, on the grounds around the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre at 50 Mines Rd Kadina. The trains generally operate from 10am to 3pm (with last trains leaving from 2.30pm) on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month apart from twilight Saturday...

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Copper Coast Indoor Play Centre, Kadina

So you are at the Copper Coast Tourism Centre, you have done the other activities and are tired, just wanting to sit down. But your kids, running on some sort of mega energy, just want to keep going. The Copper Coast Information Centre have got you covered again. Next to the gift shop you will stumble into a huge indoor play cafe, catering for all ages with an area for the toddlers and a larger playground for the big kids. With slides,...

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Cafe Capella’s Moonta

**UPDATE** Due to a fire in September 2022, Cafe Capella’s is currently only offering a temporary pop up location with pizza at the CopperClub In The Dunes venue in Port Hughes. We’ll keep you updated once we hear of a new permanent venue, but for now, be sure to support them via their pop up – follow them on Facebook for all of the info on opening times & menus....

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Sunny Hill Distillery

Visiting Yorke Peninsula with kids in any season – it’s right up there with the best local holiday at home you will find in SA. Yorkes is full of hidden gems like this great family friendly distillery that we stumbled across during a recent trip over to ‘the leg’ on what must have been the most magnificent day of all winter. I mean, not a single filter was used on these pics, so this gives you an idea of how beautiful it...

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Things to do and See in Moonta

“Australia’s Little Cornwall” Visiting Moonta is a fascinating journey back into the mining history and heritage of the area. Honestly, ‘kids and history tour’ can be a tough sell at times but Moonta’s mining area has plenty for all ages (plus a sweet shop…so there is always that to look forward too!) The name Moonta is derived from the aboriginal word Moonta-Monterra meaning impenetrable scrub. Copper...

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