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Kadina

Only 148 kilometres from Adelaide, Kadina is the largest town on the Yorke Peninsula and is the main commercial centre for a very prosperous agricultural region. Copper mining, however, was once the main industry for this town when it was found nearby in 1859.

Kadina offers all the facilities of a large town including supermarkets, variety stores, medical services and much more. The wide range of accommodation as well as being close to a number of stunning scenic and family friendly beaches in Moonta Bay, Port Hughes and Wallaroo makes it a popular destination. In addition Kadina is a great base for exploring the northern end of the Yorke Peninsula and its rich history.

Attractions:
Explore Kadina on the Kadina Historic Walk and look at the old buildings with Cornish architecture including the Royal Exchange and Wombat Hotels (originally a boarding house for new miners), the Kadina Hotel (originally a single storey hotel called the Miner's Arms) and a number of the churches.
The Kadina Historic Drive takes you around the surrounding mine areas and the suburbs of Kadina, a legacy from its mining heyday.
The Farm Shed Museum and Tourism Centre.
Ducatoon Park.

Copper was first found in 1859 at Wallaroo Mines near Kadina. The population in this area quickly grew and the town of Kadina was surveyed in 1861. The main ethnic group to arrive in this area was the Cornish, bringing with them their mining techniques, labour practices, architecture and the Methodist religion. In 1862, the Wombat Hotel (named after the animals that had discovered the copper) was open for business and a horse-drawn railway was operating at the Wallaroo Mine. By 1891, there were 12,000 people living in the Copper Coast. The mines closed in 1923, however in this time they removed 170,000 tons of copper.

The three towns of Kadina, Wallaroo and Moonta make up the Copper Coast, which is also known as 'Australia's Little Cornwall'. The three towns are the home of the Kernewek Lowender, the world's largest Cornish Festival which has been held every two years in odd numbered years since 1973.

Kadina

Kadina: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Copper Country Keepsakes


Members of Copper Country Keepsakes artisans group provide an extensive and exciting range of handcrafted quality art, craft, home decor and country gift items for sale with friendly service in their Gift Gallery. The emphasis is on originality, with high standard of workmanship.

Copper Country Keepsakes supports local charitable organisations and has been operating for 19 years. It is caretaker for The Ascot Community Exhibition Gallery adjacent to the gift shop with a different exhibition each month. Contact Copper Country Keepsakes to see what exhibition is on when you will be visiting.

A community lounge area is also available for rest and relaxation.

Ascot Community Exhibition Gallery:

July 31-August 24 - SALA 2017 (South Australian Living Artists Festival).

August 28-Sept 21 - diverse exhibition showcases a range of works by students from Harvest Christian College using a variety of mediums.

Sept 25-Oct 19 - Spirit of the Bush. Northern York Peninsula Art Group paintings.

Oct 23-Nov 9 - Kadina Memorial School art showcase.

Nov 13-Dec 23 - Christmas Gift Shop selection of gifts for family and friends.




48 Graves Street,
The Ascot Building
Kadina, SA, 5554

Located 0.0K from Kadina

Kernewek Lowender Art Prize Collection


The Kernewek Lowender Art Prize Collection is a collection of art works purchased from 1977 during the Kernewek Lowender- Copper Coast Cornish Festival Art Prize.

The collection comprises some early pieces of work from some now well known artists. The collection is based on the judge's selections from each year with the works representing the variety and diversity of the judges.

The Collection is on permanent display except when the Cornish Festival is celebrated in May biennially. During this time the submitted Art Work for the current festivals Art Prize is displayed for judging.

Housed in the historic Ascot Theatre you you will enjoy the collection and other elements of this community space.




The Ascot,
48 Graves Street
Kadina, SA, 5554

Located 0.1K from Kadina

The Rotary Markets, Kadina


The Rotary Markets are held regularly on the last Saturday of each month 8.30am to 12.30pm in Victoria Square, Kadina - right in the heart of the vibrant town.

You will find a range of goods which may include arts and craft, plants, bric a brac, farmers produce, home baked cakes and biscuits, a sausage sizzle, refreshments, greeting cards, jewellery, oils, body lotions, fresh produce, jams and pickles, pottery and much more.

Come to the market, stay for lunch, and then browse through the shops or visit the many nearby attractions including The Farm Shed Museum and historical Moonta Mines.

Upcoming dates 2017:
June 24th
July 29th
August 26th
September 30th
October 28th
November 25th
December 16th (not last Saturday month)




Victoria Square,
Graves Street
Kadina, SA, 5554

Located 0.1K from Kadina

Yorke Peninsula's Home Grown Trail


The Yorke Peninsula Home Grown Trail offers you a behind-the-scenes view as locals welcome you to their farms and businesses. Discover their produce and products and share their working lives. They'll show you what they do and how they do it, getting things grown, harvested, and taken to the world.

Participants, most offering tours by appointment include; Alpacas Chaparral at Minlaton, Barachel Alpacas at Wool Bay, Barley Stacks Wines at Maitland, Ducatoon Park Horse Stud at Kadina, Orrie Cowie Merino Stud at Warooka, Paper Nymph Studio and Top Shop at Warooka, and Port Vincent Primary School Marine Study Centre at Port Vincent.

For full details including participant contact numbers collect your copy of the Yorke Peninsula Regional Guide at one of the Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centres located in Kadina, Minlaton or Outlets in Ardrossan, Maitland, Moonta, Stenhouse Bay, Port Broughton, Stansbury or Yorketown.




various locations
Kadina, SA, 5554

Located 0.1K from Kadina

Victoria Square, Kadina


Victoria Square celebrates the history of the town with the town's war memorial and historic rotunda and incorporates the town's playground. The size and facilities available make the square a convenient stop for parents and a great location for a family barbecue. Victoria Square is at the heart of Kadina.

Visit the square on the last Saturday of the Month, 8.30am to 12.30pm, for the monthly Rotary Markets.





Victoria Square
Kadina, SA, 5554

Located 0.1K from Kadina

Discovering Historic Kadina Town Walk


The Discovering Historic Kadina Town Walk takes in many historical sites including the Kadina Town Hall, Victoria Square Rotunda, churches, hotels and banks.

The trail starts and finishes at the Kadina Town Hall and gives visitors an impression of the history and development of the town.

Drop into the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre, located at 50 Mines Road, Kadina, for a copy of the walk.




51 Taylor Street
Kadina, SA, 5554

Located 0.2K from Kadina

Discovering Historic Kadina Town Drive


The Kadina Heritage Drive starts at the old railway station and is a leisurely drive of about 12 kilometres which can be completed in one to two hours. The trail gives visitors a balanced impression of the history and development of Kadina and surrounding settlement. Drop into the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre for a copy of the drive.




Francis Terrace
Kadina, SA, 5554

Located 0.2K from Kadina

Kadina: Events

Christmas Gift Shop at The Ascot Community Exhibition Art Gallery


The Christmas Gift Shop at The Ascot Community Exhibition Art Gallery will run 13 November to 23 December 2017 and have a wonderful selection of unique and hand crafted gifts for those family and friends on your Christmas list. Also available will be a wide range of decorations and trimmings for your home. Make this the place to visit for all your special Christmas gift shopping.

The Ascot Community Exhibition Art Gallery has a different exhibition each month.

The Kernewek Lowender Art Prize Collection is also on permanent display (except for May in odd numbered years when the Cornish Festival is being held).


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2017
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48 Graves Street
Kadina, SA, 5554

Located 0.1K from Kadina

Copper Coast Markets


The Copper Coast Markets feature a variety of arts and crafts, gifts, bric-a-brac, food stalls and more.

The market is held undercover in the Kadina Town Hall, usually on the last Saturday of the month, from 8.30am to 12.30pm.

Upcoming 2017 dates:
Saturday 28th October
Saturday 25th November
Saturday 16th December (not last Saturday month)

Upcoming 2018 dates
Saturday 6th January (not last Saturday month)
Saturday 20th January (not last Saturday month)
Saturday 24th February
Saturday 17th March (not last Saturday month)
Saturday 28th April
Saturday 26th May
Saturday 30th June
Saturday 28th July
Saturday 25th August
Saturday 22nd September (not last Saturday month)
Saturday 27th October
Saturday 24th November
Saturday 15th December (not last Saturday month)

The markets are well worth a visit no matter what the weather.


Event Dates
2017
      25th Nov
      16th Dec
2018
      6th Jan
      20th Jan
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      17th Mar
      28th Apr
      26th May
      30th Jun
      28th Jul
      25th Aug
      22nd Sep
      27th Oct
      24th Nov
      15th Dec


51 Taylor Street
Kadina, SA, 5554

Located 0.2K from Kadina

The Rotary Markets Kadina


The Rotary Markets are held in Victoria Square in Kadina from 8.30am to 12.30pm monthly, usually on the last Saturday of the month.

Goods on offer may include arts and craft, plants, bric a brac, home baked cakes and biscuits, sausage sizzle, refreshments, greeting cards, jewellery, oils, body lotions, fresh produce, jams and pickles, pottery and much more.

Kadina Market Dates 2017
August 26th
September 23rd (not last Saturday month)
October 28th
November 25th
December 16th (not last Saturday month)


Event Dates
2017
      25th Nov
      16th Dec


Taylor Street
Kadina, SA, 5554

Located 0.3K from Kadina

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