Things to Do

McCauley Park

One of the features of Moonta is the parklands that surround the original township.  This far-sighted  design was created by the Surveyor General, GW Goyder when the town was surveyed in 1863. Thanks to his foresight, and the work of generations of community minded folk we have a pleasant border of parklands, community outdoor sporting… …More »

Moonta Mines Sweet Shop

This building, the former Moonta Mines Post Office, was built in 1946 and operated until it closed in the mid 1970s. The building was bought by the Moonta Branch of the National Trust for $200, and was used as a store room. A shop named “Refreshments” was set up in the building just in time… …More »

Polgreen Park

Polgreen park is located on Bay Road at the end of Robert St Moonta. It has BBQ facilities, public toilets, playground and kids bike track.

Moonta Mines Museum

The museum is located in the former Moonta Mines Model School, erected in 1878. The school remained an active and important centre for the Moonta Mines community for ninety years and closed in 1968. The National Trust of SA, Moonta Branch took over the building and established a museum which now tells the story of… …More »

Moonta Gallery of the Arts

Monthly displays  by local artists of all the art forms. Located in the Moonta Town Hall Free entry

Up Street Moonta Self Guided Walk

(‘Up Street’ is a term Cornish people used when they decided to go shopping up in town). Walking time – approximately one hour. This heritage walk commences from the Queen Square Rotunda. The purpose of this brochure is to give the reader a brief insight into the colourful past and general history of the many… …More »

Moonta Mines Tourist Railway

Departing from the platform adjacent to the Moonta Mines Museum, the Moonta Mines Tourist Railway is a guided tour of the historic Moonta Mines State Heritage Area. Featuring extensive commentary from local drivers, passengers are taken past many historic landmarks of the former mining operations, including the reservoir, ore sorting floors, and through a tunnel in… …More »

Moonta Tourist Office

Moonta Tourist Office. Located at the old Moonta Railway Station. Visitors have access to information on attractions, accommodation, community services, and special events. A large range of very affordable souvenirs, gifts and books are on display including “Australia’s Little Cornwall” A Pictorial Journey of Moonta featuring Moonta’s history from 1861 -2011. The German WWI trophy… …More »

Splash Town

For those of us who are young enough and able to, Splash Town at Moonta Bay is a great place for kids to have fun with water. This water park features slides, fountains and waterfalls, and has plenty of tricks that can ensure fun for all the young kids. Entry is free, and the water… …More »