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Travel Blogs from South Australia
Alas, I cant imagine the long-gone Edward would be overly impressed with the town named in his honour coz its actually pretty drab and desolate despite some quite impressive older buildings suggesting the town once did project a certain status (although according to my reading of some of the plaques around town, it may have been named Port Henry at that time).
Port Wakefield was also the site of the 1955 Australian Grand Prix won by ...
... a walk out to the end of the jetty, off the jetty is a large tidal pool with the clearest of blue water.Back in Moonta we decided to check out the Moonta Mines drive starting at the railway station where we stopped and had our lunch. The stations were built by the State Government and their size reflected the status of the town. The one you will see in our photos was completed in 1908 and was among the largest in South Australia. Next stop was the mine cottage which was built out ...
After many stops in little seaside towns, we decided to go further on to Port Wakefield, we are now looking forward to going down to Victor Harbor and the Fleurieu Peninsula, and we are hoping to park the caravan somewhere and go over to Kangaroo Island for a couple of days, then start making our way towards ...
... in fact, we are altogether without boundaries! And it feels really good.
Copper was discovered in Kadina in 1859, and in a wombat hole at Moonta in 1861 (giving new weight to “eats roots shoots and leaves”). Wallaroo provided smelting and export facilities and by 1868 over 100 tons were produced weekly. The population here peaked at 5,000 in 1920. For a few years it was the largest and most important port on Spencer Gulf, declining following ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
- Pets allowed