Top things to do in Moonta

Museum in Moonta

Moonta Mines Museum

This impressive 1878 stone edifice was once the Moonta Mines Model School and had 1100 students. These days it's the centrepiece of the sprawling Moonta Heritage Site, and captures mining life – at work and at home …
Cafe in Moonta

Taste the Yorke

Making a splash in Moonta, this corner cafe occupies a heritage shopfront in the old town, with couches under the low eaves outside and retro timber tables within. Daily specials are written on brown paper bags and …
Bistro in Moonta

Sails Kitchen & Bar

The affiliated Seagate Motel next door may have fallen on hard times, but Sails is still going strong. Pub-style bistro fare is the order of the day: burgers, schnitzels, pizzas, oysters and big salads. Windows slid…
Pub in Moonta

Cornwall Hotel

With a rickety old wrap-around veranda, the two-tier Cornwall is the pick of Moonta's big ol' country pubs. Duck into the front bar for a cold ale or three, or divert to the surprisingly classy bistro out the back f…
Museum in Moonta

Miner's Cottage

This fully restored 1870 mud-and-grass miner's cottage and garden is part of the sprawling Moonta Heritage Site, 1.5km east of town. It's typical of the compact living arrangements of the time (perhaps miners were u…
Bakery in Moonta

Cornish Kitchen

After a dirty day digging down the mine, swing your pick into the Cornish Kitchen for the ultimate Cornish pastie (the chunky steak and onion pies are pretty great too). Hung with vintage Cornish tea towels.
Food in Moonta

Old Sweet Shop

Part of the Moonta Heritage Site 1.5km east of town, the Old Sweet Shop was built in 1946 (not as old as many buildings around here) and also served as a post office. And it still sells sweets!