- Rail Trail
- On Road
- Possible Rail Trail
- Other Trail
- former Railway
Why visit the Copper Coast Rail Trail?
- Connects the inland town of Kadina with the coastal town of Wallaroo
- Provides contrasting scenery from dryland interior to beaches
- The proposed extension Moonta will add mining heritage and additional coastal scenery
- Moonta Bay, Port Hughes and Wallaroo townships have extensive sandy beaches
- Jetties and boat-launching facilities provide access to fishing
- The area is rich in mining and agricultural history, with many museums
- Moonta Mine Museum is a great family attraction and will connect with the proposed trail extension
- The wealth generated by copper mining is reflected in the many late 1800s buildings
- The biennial Kernewek Lowender festival celebrates the area’s strong Cornish heritage
The Copper Coast Rail Trail connects the copper mines in Kadina (mine was called the Wallaroo Mine even though it is today within the township of Kadina) to the deep-sea jetty in the township of Wallaroo. The trail is within the original rail corridor and vegetation is confined to low dryland shrubs with the occasional taller tree. The path is in good condition and there are several shelters along the trail and facilities at each end.
Kadina to Wallaroo (8 km)
The rail trail begins in at Powell Terrace, not far from the main roundabout on the Copper Coast Highway. There is a shade shelter at this point; there are shops on the opposite side of the roundabout, and over the Copper Coast Highway.
When the trail crosses Lipsom St there are remnants of the Wallaroo mines on the left.
The trail continues through open country to the outskirts of Wallaroo to Wallaroo jetty.
Wallaroo to Moonta (proposed trail of around 18 km)
Construction on this section of the trail is expected to begin in 2021-22.
We acknowledge the Narangga people, the traditional custodians of the lands and waterways on which the rail trail is built.
Wallaroo is derived from the Aboriginal term dharug walaru –a macropod, or medium-sized member of the marsupial family that includes kangaroos and wallabies.
Kadina is derived from the Aboriginal term kaddy-yeena – lizard plain.’
Moonta is derived from the Aboriginal term moonta-moonterra –‘impenetrable scrub.’
Development and future of the rail trail
A rail trail connecting Wallaroo with Moonta is expected to begin construction in 2021-22.
midway between Kadina and Wallaroo 2021
Wallaroo Station 2021
trail follows old rail alignment into the former Wallaroo Smelter site 2021
start of the trail in Kadina 2021
Trail near Kadina 2021
open country near Wallaroo 2021
trail signage 2021
weighbridge test truck Wallaroo 2021
No services listed for this rail trail.