Activities in the Port Hughes / Moonta region

Port Hughes and Moonta have a myriad of wonderful experiences to enjoy.


Moonta and Moonta Bay is about 4 kilometres from Arura Group Stays and Port Hughes and had a flourishing mining industry in the 19th and early 20th centuries and there are many reminders of this in the area. The Moonta Mines historical area has a museum and tourist train which takes visitors through the mines area. Wheal Hughes mine at North Moonta has opened an underground area for visitors.

The region holds a Cornish Festival – Kernewek Lowender – every two years to celebrate the area’s links with Cornwall, England. Many miners emigrated to this area to work in the copper mines.

For information on further activities and attractions within the area, visit the following sites:

For details on Museum, train, miner’s cottage and sweet shop bookings contact the Moonta Tourist Office phone 8825 1891 or [email protected]