The Copper Triangle, named because of the geographical arrangement of the three towns (Kadina, Wallaroo and Moonta) and their copper mining heritage, is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in South Australia.

It offers the visitor a fascinating look at historical relics and a chance to learn more about the Cornish and Welsh in South Australia.

Magnificent museum displays, mining recreations and 19th century cottages, all contribute to this fascinating step back in time.

If history isn't your thing there are miles of beautiful swimming beaches, rugged coastline and undiscovered fishing spots stretching from Tickera in the north through to Port Hughes in the south.

At any time of the year, it is a relaxing way to forget the pressures of city life, for a few days or a few weeks. Perhaps most important of all, the Copper Triangle is unspoilt by the usual razzamatazz and commercialism found in many other tourist destinations.

It is still a quiet rural centre, serving some of the best farming land in the State and proud of it's history and past.


Other than Moonta Bay, enjoy South Beach at Port Hughes. A wonderful stretch of beautiful sand and reasonably deep water, which stretches all the way to Cape Elizabeth.

Go for a day in the sand hills and find your own patch and privacy.

Also try North Beach at Wallaroo on the northern side of the Copper Cove Marina. A very safe beach for children with vehicular traffic allowed.

Drive onto the beach and spend the day basking in the sun, splashing in the shallows or walking the length of this pure sand beach.


King George Whiting, Snook, Snapper, Squid and Blue Swimmer Crabs all abound in these waters.

In the summer it is

best to be up and off early, as the mornings are usually magnificent before the afternoon breeze comes in between noon and 1.00 p.m.

These breezes do come up suddenly and can blow up to 25 knots, so be prepared if you choose to go any distance.

The wind usually comes out of the south-west.


There are many scenic drives from Cliff House.

If it's surf and scenery, Pondalowie Bay is only 80 minutes drive away, plus you can visit towns like Port Victoria (of tall ships fame), Port Rickaby, Maitland and Minlaton on the way.

If you would like to spend the day in the Clare Valley tasting wines, this is only 90 minutes away with a rather picturesque drive along the way.