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Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre

Monday 15th May – Friday 19th May 9am – 5pm,

Saturday 20th May – Sunday 21st May 10am – 4pm

50 Mines Road, Kadina 

Entry Fee: Free entry to Visitor Information Centre, Putt Putt golf $5 per player


Visit the Centre to receive extensive information from our friendly staff to plan your stay, assistance with festival bookings available. A large range of souvenirs and local produce available for purchase. Also enjoy a game of Putt Putt on our locally themed course.

The Farm Shed Museum & Tourism Centre
Mon 15th – Fri 19th 9am -5pm, Sat 20th  -Sun 21st 10am – 4pm

50 Mines Road, Kadina

Entry Fee: 
$12 / School Aged Child $3 / Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $30 Pay at Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre

Guided tours available at 1.30pm Monday and Thursday, bookings essential by ringing  8821 2333.


Step back in time and take a journey through the famous Matta House, amid a collection of historic buildings and sheds filled with former treasures.  The outstanding machinery collection is interpreted through displays covering many aspects of life on the land.  Learn the story of women on farms, from pioneer times to the present day.  Take yourself to old school days when you enter a 1950’s rural classroom. This wonderful National Trust facility will leave you with renewed appreciation of how far we have come. Allow at least one hour for a visit.


NYP Quilt Exhibition
Wed 17th & Thurs 18th, 10am - 4pm, Fri 19th 9.30am – 4pm, Sat 20th 10am - 3.30pm– Sun 22nd 10am – 3pm
Moonta Town Hall 

Entry Fee: $4 at the door

Quilt exhibition and trading table

Moonta Tourist Office

Monday 15th May – Sunday 21st May 9am – 4pm daily

Old Railway Station, Blanche Terrace, Moonta

Entry Fee: Free


This beautiful building was erected by Gambling & Son and opened in 1909.  It is now the home of the Moonta Tourist Office.  An extensive range of souvenirs available, local produce, art for purchase from the local Art Group, books by the local Writers

Group.  We have well-informed Tourist Office Staff offering suggestions of “what to do” during your visit to the Copper Coast, “where to eat” and extensive information to ensure you make the most of your visit to our region.

Cornish Connection Quilts and other Quilts
Fri 19th & Sat 20th  
10am – 3pm

Wallaroo Mines Institute, Stirling Terrace Wallaroo Mines, Kadina

Entry Fee: $5  at the door

Quilt display and Cornish Tea

Church of Christ Chapel and History Display

Saturday 20th May 10am – 4pm and Sunday 21st May 2pm – 4pm

7 Taylor St, Kadina

Entry Fee: Free


History, photos and records of activities of the Church of Christ congregation from 1900 onward, displayed within the Church of Christ Chapel built in 1920. Chapel and hall will also be open for Sunday morning service at 10.30am, followed by morning tea.

YP Family History Group

Monday 15th May – Friday 19th May, 10am – 12n, 2pm – 4pm. Saturday 20th May by appointment only.

Kadina Community Library, Doswell Tce, Kadina

Entry Fee: Donation


The Yorke Peninsula Family History Group is open to help visitors research their family history which is linked to the Copper Coast; local family information.

Copper Coast Photography Club – Photography Exhibition

Monday 15th May – Saturday 20th May 9am – 6pm

Sunday 21st May 9am – 12pm


Copper Coast Sports & Leisure Centre, 1 Doswell Tce, Kadina

Entry Fee: Free event


An exhibition of Club members’ photographs featuring images of the Copper Coast area as well as general photographic images. Selected photographs available for sale.

Cracked Pepper Café Ploughman’s lunch

Wednesday 17th May

11am – 3.30pm

24 Taylor Street, Kadina


In celebration of the 50th year of Kernewek Lowender the café will be serving Ploughman’s Lunch consisting of a bread roll, cheeses, ham, eggs and pickles, available between 11.30am and 3.30pm. Traditional cakes of the era will be available for dessert, morning and afternoon tea.

Kernewek Golf Day

Wednesday 17th May

From 12 noon

Kadina Golf Club, 53 Russack Road, Kadina

Entry Fee: $5 per person, payable at venue, afternoon tea supplied.


Men’s and Ladies Stableford Golf Day, join in the fun and enjoy a well-earned Cornish pasty and dessert at the 19th hole.

Ploughman’s Lunch @ Bean Junkie Café

Thursday 18th May

11.30am – 2pm

11 Graves Street, Kadina

To celebrate the 50th year of Kernewek Lowender, a traditional Ploughman’s Lunch will be on offer, consisting of crusty bread, fruit, cheeses, chutneys, ham/beef. Assorted cakes, biscuits and desserts available, refreshing drinks and amazing coffee.


Cornish Pasty Making Class

Wednesday 17th May – 1pm – 3pm

Entry Fee: $28/person

Ticketing: via website (click on View Attractions, Book Tickets Now, Kernewek Lowender) Venue: Wallaroo Town Hall kitchen, Irwine Street, Wallaroo

June Ladner is famous in the Copper Coast region for her pasties made with love from a recipe handed down from her family ancestors from the 1800’s. Join June and make your very own pasty, bake and eat it. Lots of fun.

Traditional Cornish Cooking Class

10am – 12pm – Cornish Pasty Making Class

2pm – 4pm – Cornish Cooking

Entry Fee: Morning session only - $28/person

Afternoon session only - $30/person

Ticketing: via website, (click on View Attractions, Book Tickets Now, Kernewek Lowender)  Venue : Wallaroo Town Hall kitchen, Irwine Street, Wallaroo


June Ladner is famous in our region for her pasties made with love from a recipe handed down from her family ancestors from the 1800’s. June is passionate about Cornish cooking and telling the story of her ancestors who, although extremely poor, made the most of what they had and produced some sensational food for their families. Learn how to use raw ingredients and produce your own Pasty or Banbury Bun or Saffron Cake.

Moonta History Centre

Monday 15th – Sunday 21st May

Time: 10am – 4pm daily

School of Mines, Ellen Street, Moonta

Entry Fee: $5/person at the door


“Moonta Mines 1861 – 1923” – see a display of the infrastructure of the Moonta Mines as well as a family history of the residents who lived in Ballarat Row. Talk to the historians and find your possible connection to the famous Cornish miners and their families who made Moonta their home to become “Australia’s Little Cornwall”.

Miner’s Cottage and Garden

Monday 15th – Sunday 21st May 10.30am – 4pm daily

Miner’s Cottage, Verco Street, Moonta Mines

Entry Fee: $5/person, Pay at the Moonta Tourist Office


Hear the story of the family who inhabited this traditional miner’s cottage, established around 1870. This self-guided tour will walk you through this cottage initially made with wattle and daub. As the family grew, they added to the cottage in several stages with whatever materials were available. The garden is a sensual oasis set amongst the skimp dumps and is proudly maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers.

Moonta Mines Lolly Shop

Monday 15th – Sunday 21st May 10am – 4pm daily

Moonta Mines National Heritage Place, Verran Terrace, Moonta Mines

Entry fee: Free


The lolly shop is in the former Moonta Mines Post Office, which was built in 1946 and operated until the mid 1970’s. Selling a wide range of traditional old-fashioned sweets and English lollies as well as old-fashioned traditional soft drinks such as Ginger Beer. A favourite over the years with locals and visitors, many bringing the younger generations back to show them where they loved to visit during their childhood. Run by a dedicated team of volunteers of the National Trust of South Australia

Moonta Mines Blacksmith “Tipara Forge”

Monday 15th – Sunday 21st May 10am – 4pm daily


Tipara Forge, near Moonta Tourist Train, Verran Terrace, Moonta Mines

Entry Fee: $5/person, pre-book at Moonta Tourist Office, 8825 1891 or at the door (limited availability).


Learn about the art of Blacksmithing – an important part of the story of Moonta Mines. Talk to the volunteer Blacksmith who will be very keen to tell the stories of Blacksmith’s past and share their knowledge, There will be souvenirs to purchase to remind you of your visit to the Tipara Forge Moonta Mines Blacksmith.

Moonta Mines Guided Walking Tours

Monday 15th – Sunday 21st May - Days and times of tours, to be advised.

Entry Fee: refer to website


Learn about the Cornish Miner’s and their families, walk in their footsteps though the Moonta Mines National Heritage Place. Starting from the Moonta Tourist Office and walking the various trails throughout this heritage fabric.

Moonta Mines Tourist Railway

Wednesday 17th May at 2pm, Thursday 18th May and Friday 19th May at 1pm and 2pm, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May at 10.30am, 11,30am, 1pm and 2pm.

Moonta Mines Railway Station, Verran Terrace, Moonta Mines – near the Moonta Mines Museum.

Entry Fee: $12/Adult, $5/school aged child.

Ticketing: Online up to 12 hours in advance via on the day at the ticket office at the venue. Limited availability.


Take a 50 minute ride on this award winning tourist train – through the historic landmarks of the Moonta Mines. Commentary explaining the operations of the mines; once the backbone of the South Australian economy and the largest copper mine in the Southern Hemisphere. Learn how the Cornish miners became renowned worldwide for their unique mining skills. Proudly bought to you by the National Trust of South Australia Moonta Branch.

Meet a Local Writer

Wednesday 17th May – Thursday 18th May 10am – 2pm

Moonta Tourist Office, Old Railway Building, Blanche Terrace, Moonta

Entry Fee: Free event


Meet our popular and well-known local writer, Roger Norris-Green. Enjoy a cuppa with Roger, listen to his stories and get your book signed. Many titles of Roger’s books will be available for purchase on  the day.

Moonta Gallery of the Arts

Monday 15th May – Sunday 21st May 11am – 3pm

Moonta Gallery of the Arts, Moonta Town Hall, cnr George and Henry Streets, Moonta

Entry Fee: Free event


The exhibition for the month of May is themed to celebrate the 50th year of Kernewek Lowender.

Special Sunday Concert

Sunday 21st May

1pm – 3pm

Moonta Mines Church, Bower Street, Moonta Mines

Entry Fee: Cash donation, to assist the National Trust in their efforts towards World Heritage status.


For the past 50 years of Kernewek Lowender, we have held a traditional heritage church service. It is time for a change! This festival we present a traditional heritage style Pleasant Sunday Afternoon, a concert of secular and sacred music, both choral and instrumental, with community hymn singing and a guest speaker. Come and enjoy a fitting end to this festival, celebrating the Cornish in the style of entertainment they enjoyed.


Wallaroo Treasure & Treats Café

In honour of Kernewek Lowender, 50th year, Wallaroo Treasure and Treats Café is re-enacting the

Cornish Tea that was held in 1973, with a High Tea in 2023. 

M-F 9 – 5pm,

Sat & Sun 9 -2pm

37 – 39 Owen Tce, Wallaroo

Bookings are encouraged

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Kadina Moonta Wallaroo Band
Thursday 18th May 2023
Wallaroo Town Hall 

Entry Fee: $22.00

The KWM Band celebrates its 160th Anniversary this year and is proud to still be entertaining audiences on the Copper Coast. The band is in high demand and enjoys playing a variety of toe tapping medleys, ballads and marches. To mark this special year, we will be selecting the most popular pieces from the last 10 yrs. Come and enjoy!

Wallaroo Silo Light Show

Every day from 6pm during the month of May

Wallaroo Silos, Northern side

Entry Fee: This is a free event


The Wallaroo Silo Light Show plays just after sunset to showcase South Australia’s Copper Coast – celebrating our unique history, events and local artists. During the month of May, the display will feature images relating to the Kernewek Lowender and our proud Cornish history and heritage, celebrating 50 years of the festival.  Best viewing from Jetty Road. Tune in to 88.3FM for audio.

Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum

Mon 15th May – Sun 21st May

10am – 4pm


Jetty Road Wallaroo

Entry Fee: Adults: $7, Child: $4

For Group bookings phone (08) 8823 3015 or email at


Explore four buildings of Wallaroo’ s fascinating history! Maritime history, copper smelting history, general local history displays, “George” the Giant Squid, large shell collection, railway history, the War years, over 100 model ships. Discover how the Welsh & Cornish settled historic Wallaroo, souvenirs, local history books.

Wallaroo Historical Walk and Ghost tour

Thurs 18th May – Sun 21st May

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Guided walking tour of Wallaroo, departs from Wallaroo Museum, Jetty Road, Wallaroo

Entry fee: Adults $6, Child: $3, Bookings essential, ph: (08) 8823 3015 or email at


Assorted ghosts, howls and screams. Discover Wallaroo’s haunted past, ghost stories and historic buildings on a guided 2 hour walking tour. Will you see the ghost of “Captain Burge”? The Wallaroo Historic Walk and Ghost Tour is hosted by Wallaroo National Trust. For enquiries phone (08) 8823 3015.

St Mary’s Anglican Church Display and Devonshire Tea

Thursday 18th May – Sunday 21st May 2pm – 4pm

Hughes St, Wallaroo (opposite the Wallaroo Primary School)

Entry Fee: $8 at the door, includes Devonshire Tea


Have you ever wondered why the Anglican Church uses colours for the Church year? Our church is now 158 years old. Come and see the beautiful lead light windows, the reredos behind the altar, carved by a priest during the 1800’s. We are displaying furnishings for the altar and seasonal vestments worn by the priests complete with descriptions.

SA Country Showcase

Monday 15th May, 7.30pm


Wallaroo Town Hall, Irwine Street, Wallaroo

Entry Fee: $25/ ticket. Bookings essential, limited availability.

Supper $5.

Ticketing: Phone Lorraine 0475 122 677

(note: contact number has  changed from original printed program)


A popular event of the Kernewek Lowender. Featuring award winning Australian country music songwriters and singers, The Sulli-Vans and Justin Standley,  BYO knee rug and cushion if needed. Supper available for purchase.

Feast or Famine Dinner

Wednesday 17th May 6pm

Wallaroo Community Sports Club, 2A Cornish Terrace, Wallaroo

Entry fee: $50 per person


At this highlight event, we make a feast of four courses out of the simple food of the impoverished first settlers of the Copper Coast region. This year the theme is ‘foraging’ and you will enjoy the vast culinary riches of the local area, presented by experienced home cooks. There will be popular music and entertainment. Please advise any dietary requirements when booking.

Coupe' DeVille Rockin’ the Kernewek

Saturday 20th May

7.30pm – 11pm

Wallaroo Town Hall

Entry Fee: $20 ($15 for Coasters Club members) Call or  text Lynlee on

0488 522 111 to reserve/purchase tickets to avoid disappointment at the door!

Coupe' DeVille will be in the Copper Coast for a special night of rock and roll and partner dancing. Enjoy the evergreen dance tunes of the rock and roll era and dance ‘til late in the wonderful Wallaroo Town Hall. Dress up and come along for a night of great music, prizes and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kernewek Lowender in style. BYO licence and BYO supper. Theme:  Black and white.

Aussie Breakfast

Sunday 21st May

7.30am – 11am

 Wallaroo Sailing Club

3 Heritage Drive, Wallaroo

Entry Fee: $10 at the venue

Hungry?? Aussie breakfast of sausage, bacon, egg, tomato and toast. Enjoy the Wallaroo Sailing Club’s hospitality. Indulge yourself in a relaxing breakfast, admiring the great sea view of the bay from inside the Clubhouse or outside on the deck while sipping champagne. Orange juice, tea or coffee also available.

Road Tram Tour – Moonta Township

Monday 15th May – Thursday 18th May

Time: 10.30am and 2.00pm

Moonta Tourist Office (old Railway Station), Blanche Tce, Moonta

Entry Fee: $5/person

Ticketing: call 8825 1891 Limited availability, bookings essential. NO BOOKINGS ON THE DAY


Take a tour on this unique Road Tram around the streets of Moonta.  A Tour Guide will tell the story of the history of the Cornish Miner’s settlement of this historic town.  Many of its buildings are heritage listed.  Disabled access available.  Proudly bought to you by National Trust of South Australia.

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