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Yorke Peninsula

 

BEACHES

Affectionately known as “Yorkes”, the Yorke Peninsula is packed with unspoilt white, sandy beaches, perfect for families year-round. There are world-class surfing beaches and sheltered coves. Bring your fishing rod and you won’t go hungry.  From Redwing is is only a 15 minute drive to Moonta Bay, Pt Hughes, Simms Cove, The Gap and Balgowan.

 

 

MOONTA

Moonta has many beautiful old buildings, churches and historical sites. The Moonta Mines Museum located in the former Moonta Mines Model School, circa 1878, contains works on the life on a miner, with a very hands-on approach for kids and is well worth a visit.

The main street has a variety of shops open seven days a week including antiques, gifts, cafes and hotels. The Moonta Gallery of the Arts in the Town Hall exhibits local artists with exhibitions changing every month.

 

 

CINEMAS

Screening new release movies at Moonta in the Town Hall and the Ascot Theatre in Kadina.   Both cinemas are air-conditioned for comfort • there is also disability access at each cinema.

 

We screen new release movies to suit all tastes, six days a week during the SA School holidays; and out of school holidays -  Wednesday’s @ Moonta and Friday’s, Saturday’s & Sundays @ Kadina.

 

Check out our website for more information, movie session times and contact details; Like Us on Facebook or look in the YP Country Times weekly to see our program

 

Moonta Town Hall – George St, Moonta

The Ascot Theatre – Graves St, Kadina

www.statewidecinema.com.au

 

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MOONTA MINES TOURIST RAILWAY

The Moonta Mines Tourist Railway is a 50 minute train ride through history.

The narrow gauge rail train takes visitors past and through many of the sites which played an important role in Moonta's history as a major copper producing centre. Departing from the Station adjacent to the Moonta Mines Museum, passengers pass the reservoir and ore sorting floors, through a tunnel in Ryan's Tailings Heap to the former Precipitations Works for an inspection of the story of copper recovery, before beginning the return journey.


Visitors can also see the restored horse drawn tram and old blacksmith shop (working blacksmith available for groups by appointment only). The 'Party Express' is available for children's parties.

Multi ticket admission is available to the Moonta Mines Museum, Miners Cottage and Moonta Mines Tourist Railway. Wheelchair access is also available on request.

 

 

MINERS COTTAGE & GARDEN

The National Trust Miners Cottage and Garden gives an insight into the lives of the Cornish miners and their families who travelled from the other side of the world to work the great copper mines of Moonta and the surrounding areas. Built around 1870 and furnished in the pre-1900 style, the cottage is an example of a typical miner’s family home. Built of wattle and daub, mud bricks, clay and limestone and given a coat of plaster and whitewashed, many of these cottages were once to be found throughout the mine residential area. Multi ticket admission is available to Moonta Mines Museum, Miners Cottage and Moonta Mines Tourist Railway.

 

 

THE OLD SWEET SHOP

This was the former Moonta Mines Post Office built in 1946 and operated until the mid 70's.

A shop was set up in 1979 and the building was upgraded by the National Trust in 1998.

It sells a large range of old-fashioned sweets and drinks.

 

 

MOONTA MINES MUSEUM

The museum is located in the former Moonta Mines Model School. Erected in 1878, this building now houses thematic displays on the Cornish miners' lifestyles - mining, lodges and friendly societies, sports and pastimes, death and hardship; extensive displays of costume, china, silverware, photographs and memorabilia and a classroom furnished c1900.