Discover Moonta Mines
Welcome to the Yorke Peninsula
Moonta is situated on Yorke Peninsula in South Australia, approximately a two hour drive north from Adelaide’s CBD. In the mid 1800s it had the richest copper mines in the country. Falling copper prices caused closure of most of them in 1923 but fortunately much of the infrastructure remained.
Stunning beaches and friendly coastal towns beckon, while inland are historic mining villages and spectacular national parks.
The Yorke Peninsula is blessed by nature and embraced by sea, Yorke Peninsula is a world apart. Here are magnificent beaches and jagged shorelines, friendly locals and rich farmland.
If you love seafood, you can stroll the shallows raking for blue swimmer crabs, dive for crayfish and scallops, or drop a line for King George Whiting.
It also boasts some of Australia’s greatest surfing beaches and is strewn with shipwrecks for divers. Back on dry land you can explore mining towns and national parks.
Whatever you do, you’ll be made very welcome on Yorke Peninsula!