Welcome to Moonta
In the late 19th century, the Moonta copper mine was the richest in Australia. These days the town, which calls itself 'Australia's Little Cornwall', maintains a faded glory and has a couple of decent pubs and places to bite into a Cornish pasty. The old mine ruins – the Moonta Heritage Site – on the edge of town are interesting, archaeologically and architecturally more than anything else. Head to Moonta Bay for safe swimming and jetty fishing.