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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Moonta Bay December 29th 2016

Moonta bay, situated on the western shores of the Yorke Peninsula, in South Australia is a place I'd recommend if you are on a low budget. The road trip took place from my hometown of Whyalla, South Australia a 3.5 hour car journey. This was one of two places that I stayed at whilst visiting the Yorke Peninsula. Arriving on the Friday 1st July 2016 in my Holden commodore my first port of call was the bakery, which is on the main street. I stopped to have lunch there and was quite impressed with the quality of the meat pie and cream bun, which are all made on site. After about half an hour I drove 10 mins to the caravan, where I set up my swag. The swag only took 5 minutes to set up, ... read more
Moonta caravan park by the foreshore.
Beach near the caravan park
Moonta jetty

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Moonta Bay October 2nd 2016

Sunday 2 October – leaving Port Augusta for Moonta Bay. It was a beautiful morning and we planned, and achieved an early start. SA started daylight saving so we also lost an hour. We got away at 9.00am (which was 8.00am before daylight saving) and headed for Port Germein, Port Pirie, Port Broughton, Kadina, Wallaroo to Moonta Bay, mostly stopping at each place. As soon as we set up the van and while we were walking down the end of the jetty to see if anyone was catching fish, it started to blow a gale. It then started raining. There were a lot of people in the Park who had packed up and left. Doug & Leura wanted to cook a roast sometime this trip, in their camp oven. We never seem to arrive at our ... read more
Pam, Tom Doug & Leura enjoying SA Kitchener Buns
Dough and Leura in their van
Dough and Leura's roast - thank you x

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Moonta Bay March 29th 2013

After a good nights sleep in a very basic room at the only pub in town we once agaon set up camp for the week. The caravan park is of course packed to the rafters, but the facilities are quite good. It is right on the waterfront and in the heart of the town. Even though it was Good Friday, everything but the pub was open, so we stocked up on food. It was quite a sunny, warm day, probably only the second good day we have had in South Australia. For those who may be confused; Geoffrey is the GPS, Terry is the tablet, Bruce is the trailer and of course we have Heidi the BMW and Henry the Hyosung.... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Moonta Bay May 19th 2012

Home can look after itself this weekend, I am off. We went to Marrabel and setup for the MRA campers. After the esteemed Peter put in an appearance, I left the campsite and drove to Moonta to see my cousin. Many hours of hilarious laughter with Daryl and friends, we retired after much drinking and feasting. Next morning we decided to head over to the Clare food and wine festival where we enjoyed the festivities of the day. After dropping Daryl back to Moonta I returned home to Adelaide for a another feast with my good friends in Paradise.... read more
Bush Campfire
Great Escape Rally
Leaving a winery

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Moonta Bay May 28th 2010

Sunday 23rd May 2010 Moonta, Australia's Little Cornwall, was our destination today, this being an area where Judy believes her ancestors were in the 1800s. It is approximately 165 kilometres north-west of Adelaide, in the upper Yorke Peninsula region and the copper mines in the area were the reason miners were there, copper being found in 1861. The tag Little Cornwall came about as most of the early miners were of Cornish descent, this applying to Judy's family ties. The town now has many buildings under the National Trust and these may be seen as you drive down the main streets of the town. Just on the outskirts of the town there are some miners cottages preserved and furnished in the Cornish pre-1900 period as well as a sweet shop built in 1946 (a very good ... read more
Heritage homes in Moonta central
The Moonta Mines Sweet Shop
One of the old miners cottages

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Moonta Bay May 3rd 2010

Hi everyone from Moonta Bay We are enjoying our time on the Yorke Peninsula. From Maitland, we headed south, down to the "toe" of the Peninsula, to Stenhouse Bay in the Innes National Park, where we stayed for 5 nights in a bush camp. From there we did day trips to explore that end of the Peninsula. Unfortunately, most of the time there was overcast and cooler, with showers at night. There are lots of lighthouses for Chris to tick off in this area. The coast is very rugged, with reefs, rocks and islands and lots of wrecks. We did lots of walks too, to lookouts and also through the historical town ruins of Inneston. This area, Stenhouse Bay, Innestown and Marion Lake was once Australia's primary source of gypsum for plaster and cement. A ship ... read more
sunset Moonta Bay
Stenhouse Bay Lookout views
Stenhouse Bay Jetty




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