Moonta Bay Jetty
Yorke Peninsula Credit: southaustralia.com
MOONTA BAY Come and Play
Moonta Bay Come and Play
Beautiful days, clear nights, picturesque beaches and tranquility, what a picture! It’s easy to make it happen. Click our Moonta Bay Accommodation Book Direct button or call us on ph. 08 8825 3703
Moonta Bay is a thriving township and a sought-after beach-side destination 169km from Adelaide. It’s where the country meets the coast. If relaxation, family time, fishing, golfing, thinking time, fun at our spectacular beach side, night time dining, wineries, distillers, brewers, heritage or shopping is on your to do list, we have it all and more!! Back to Top
Where We Are
Turn left when leaving our property and we’re less than 800 meters from the beach, straight down Bay Road. Turn right and it’s only a short drive or nice walk into town.
Moonta Bay Accommodation is 169km from Adelaide and is a great place to stay and make your base to explore Yorke Peninsula.
Getting here is easy via self-drive or coach. Driving out of Adelaide head north to Port Wakefield and follow the signs to Moonta. It’s easy driving and no traffic lights. Yorke Peninsula Coaches operate regular services from the Adelaide Central Bus Station on Franklin Street to various towns throughout the York Peninsula including Moonta Bay. There is a separate inter-town bus route connecting towns in the southern part of the Peninsula so if travelling by coach it’s important to plan your trip carefully.
With stunning beaches and friendly coastal towns combined with a rich heritage of historic mining towns and spectacular national parks, York Peninsula has got it all.
Did you know you can drive from the top to the bottom of Yorke Peninsula in 2 and a half hours and its only 30 minutes from coast to coast.
The weather in South Australia warms up, as it gets closer to summer. These are the average daily temperatures for Moonta:
Winter temperatures (June – August) Max 16.3°C, Min 6.3°C.
Spring temperatures (September – November) Max 22.9°C, Min 9.8°C.
Summer temperatures (December – February) Max 29.5°C, Min 15.2°C, but daily temperatures can get as high as 44°C.
Autumn temperatures (March – May) Max 23.6°C, Min 11.2°C.
Contact us at Moonta Bay Accommodation to arrange your accommodation directly with us.
The Best of Moonta Bay
The Jetty Moonta Bay
An eye-catching L shaped Jetty. Walk, wander or jog along it. Throw in a line, catch squid or crabs off it. Enjoy the vista from it. Sit down and take some time to enjoy the serenity.
Moonta Bay Seawater Pool
A netted seawater pool is located just off the side of the long L-shaped jetty, perfect for swimming in the crystal-clear water.
Moonta Bay Beaches
Beautiful pristine family friendly beaches. Sit and breathe, build sandcastles, play ball games, spend your time kayaking, wind surfing, snorkelling, swimming or jet skiing, take your pick. If you’ve got the gear, we’ve got the beach!
During summertime and right through to the end of Easter, Splash Town, Moonta Bays free water park, provides families with fantastic entertainment with racer slides, water mushrooms and wading pools. When it’s time for the kids to get out of the water, whether it be the sea or the water park, beach-side playgrounds and miles of clean rich sand keep those happy feet playing and entertained.
Moonta Bay Café/General Store and Restaurant
If you want to change the pace from relaxed home cooked BBQ’s then Moonta Bay has a great restaurant, Pier 22 overlooks the beach. A Café/General Store is also just up from the beach, adjacent Splash Town ready with your coffee fix, ice-creams, hot chips, general supplies and more.
Walk the York
Moonta Bay is a popular walk for all ages and it’s an end point to Walk the Yorke, walks along the beach to Port Hughes and further along South Beach. Back To Top
Moonta has a bank ATM, supermarket, post office, chemist, health professionals including doctors and a dentist. The town boasts a number of shops including boutique stores, home-wares and hardware, antique and collectables, 3 pubs, real estate agents plus a great selection of cafes and restaurants. Many of these retail and dining outlets are open 7 days.
Down the road, Port Hughes Tavern is right next to another General Store, Takeaway and Post Office Agent. The Port Hughes Boat Ramp is adjacent to the Port Hughes Tavern.
Moonta Must Do’s
Uncover the rich mining and Cornish heritage that surrounds the Copper Coast.
Take a ride on the Moonta Tourist Train.
Take in the history at the Museum.
Take a step back in time at the Old-Fashioned Sweet Shop, Miners Cottage and Historic Church.
Dunes Golf Club designed by Greg Norman. 9 Holes and 72 par course. Ph: (08) 8825 2001
Moonta Golf Club has an 18-hole, par 70 course. This is a winter course with traditional scrapes. Moonta Golf Club: Ph: (08) 8825 2107
Fishing Charters available – here’s one: Come and get your rod bent with Port Hughes Fishing Charters m: 0418 859 431 Back To Top
Take a Drive
Don’t Miss our Local Distillers, Wineries and Brewers
Sunny Hill Distillery locally produced Gin and Vodka. 8658 Upper Yorke Rd, Arthurton SA 5572 m: 0418 869 449
Emoyeni Wines produce Sparkling Shiraz, Shiraz and Riesling. 35A Bowman Road Ardrossan m: 0408841164.
Barley Stacks Wines a wide selection of award-winning wines from Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon. 159 Lizard Park Dr, South Kilkerran SA 5573 ph.: (08) 8834 1258
Watsacowie Craft Brewery at Minlaton locally produced craft beers. 9 Depot Rd, Minlaton SA 5575 Ph: (08) 8822 7117
The Bond Store Microbrewery and Distillery. 13 Owen Terrace, Wallaroo SA 5556 Ph (08) 8823 3809
Or Let some one else do the driving and book an affordable tour with Moonta Passenger Service Tasting Extravaganza. (Minimum numbers may apply)
Phone Tim at Moonta Passenger Service on 0447 005 528 Back To Top
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Moonta Mines York Peninsula Credit: Callum Jackson
Moonta York Peninsula Credit: southaustralia.com
Fishing York Peninsula Credit: southaustralia.com/Adam Bruzzone
Moonta Bay Jetty York Peninsula Credit: southaustralia.com
Copper Club Golf Course York Peninsula Credit: southaustralia.com
Moonta Bay Accommodation
113 Bay Road
Moonta Bay SA 5558
Phone: 08 8825 3703
Let us know if you have any questions.