Blanche Terrace Moonta Bay SA
MOONTA (167kms from Adelaide)
Originally named Tiparra, copper was discovered at Moonta in 1861, by shepherd Patrick Ryan. By 1870, only the capital city of Adelaide exceeded the population of Moonta (over 10,000). Today the population is around 4200 people.
Moonta, historic Moonta Mines and Moonta Bay are well known today as a tourist destination, whether it be to discover the fascinating heritage of the town or appreciate the lifestyle of the beach and fishing scene.