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Kadina - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located in the Yorke Peninsula, the town of Kadina is found in the area called the Copper Coast, sometimes referred to as ‘The Copper Triangle’, being one of three main towns in the area, the other two being Moonta and Wallaroo.

The town owes its existence to the discovery of copper:

The country was never considered fit for anything until one of the oldest resident settlers, Captain Hughes, discovered that under the valueless surface, there were chances of great wealth in store for himself and others. He found traces of existing copper-bearing lodes on the beach near his station, and for years tried to follow those traces back into the country, but unsuccessfully until at length in the year 1860 a shepherd (James Boor), who was remarkably intelligent man, discovered copper ore thrown to the surface by the wombats in their burrowing under the limestone crust.

R. P. Whitworth, 1886

Check out our listing of Kadina accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Yorke Peninsula Regional Visitor Information Centre
50 Moonta Road
Ph: 08 8821 2333
Mobile: 0417 890 573
Tollfree: 1800 654 991

Kadina Attractions

Banking and Currency Museum
• 3 Graves St, KADINA SA 5554 • Ph: 08 8821 2906 • Mobile: 0417 212 906 • Fax: 08 8821 2901 • Email
• The ‘Money Museum’ is said to be the only museum of its type in Australia, if not the world, and houses displays of banking memorabilia that include over 2,700 money boxes, sheets of uncut notes and printing errors, cheques and promissory notes, medals, tokens, shipwreck coins, roman coins, signage and etched glass. The strong room, the 130 year old safe, historic ledgers and cash books are also on display. There is also a collection of gems, minerals, fluorescent rocks, fossils and meteorites. You can purchase decimal albums, a range of mint condition coins and notes, as well as a number of publications and other souvenirs. The museum is housed in Kadina’s oldest bank, built in 1874 for the Bank of South Australia, late the Union Bank and Australia and New Zealand Bank.
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Kadina Events

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Kernewek Lowender
• Cornish Festival • 50 Moonta Rd, KADINA SA 5554
• Ph: +61 8 8821 2333 • Freecall: 1800 654 991 • Email
• May - Held every odd-numbered year
• A cultural festival full of entertainment, activities and fun  for young and old, attracting over 80,000 people to the Northern Yorke Peninsula. The events that make up the festival spread over a week, is held throughout the Copper Coast region that include Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo and their mines.
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Kadina Distance

Distance to Kadina
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Kadina:
• Adelaide 149
• Ardrossan 60
• Moonta 17
• Port Augusta 196
• Port Pirie 102
• Wallaroo 10
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.
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