Copper Rail Trail

South Australia
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The old copper rail line between the Kadina mines and the smelting works and jetty at Wallaroo. Steeped in mining history with its interpretive sign and even details of the day in 1874 that W.G. Grace played cricket at the racecourse.

Heritage Sites
No Picnic Facilities
Wheelchair Accessibility
Dogs Permitted
Cycling Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

In Kadina head along the Copper Coast Highway towards Wallaroo and at the last roundabout, take the second exit onto Powell Terrace. You can park in the shade here and the walk starts from the roundabout.


Copper Rail Trail

Route/Trail notes:

Simply follow the trail to the Town Hall and old Railway Station in Wallaroo, then continue on down through the grassed area to the jetty at the bottom.

The trail crosses a number of backroad.

The walk can be completed in either direction.



Other References/Comments:

Facilities are only available at either end of the trail.


This is one trail that I had read about before our visit to South Australia. In the hot weather, this was quite a push, but it was great to get out around the backblocks and read about its history. Locals have done a great job of restoring this trail to a high standard, so that everyone can enjoy it.

F.A.B. on 3 Mar, 2021


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