Kadina Travel Guide

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Kadina Things to Do

  • TOWN HALL

    I thought the Kadina Town Hall was a beautiful building. What a pity the sun was in the wrong direction for a good photo! The Town hall, built in 1880, was constructed in stages, starting off with a reading room, then a good sized hall and council chambers were added. In 1903 the Clock tower was added, donated by the local blacksmith.Changing...

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  • ROYAL EXCHANGE HOTEL

    Another lovely Hotel listed on the National Trust Heritage listings.This Hotel was built in 1861 as the Exchange Hotel and was renamed the Royal Exchange in 1875. The hotel has gorgeous iron-laced balconies and sweeping verandahs, once the longest in South Australia. On top of the roof, above the corner doors, is a large coat of arms high above its...

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  • CHURCHES IN KADINA

    Kadina has old Churches and some new.The orginal Anglican Church was the 1st built in Kadina, this was in 1892. For some reason, it was demolished and replaced in 1910 to the one I viewed today.Located corner of Hay & Taylor Streets.The Uniting Church looks a newer Church, while the Catholic Church was built in 1936 from stone salvaged from the...

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  • RX LOCOMOTIVE 231

    This old Locomotive was built in Maryborough, Queensland and now is out of service and on display in Victoria Park. The Train began service in 1915, and was withdrawn in 1967. It has steps up to the engine, so anybody can go and have a look, and clamber all over it. Children seem to love Trains!A plaque is located infront of the Train with more...

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  • VICTORIA SQUARE

    When we drove into Kadina, it was at Victoria square where we parked our car. From here, it was only a short walk to the main street which we went to first, then came back to Victoria Square for Toilets and to have our morning tea. There were plenty of picnic tables, electric BBQ's and an excellent playground for the children.The Rotunda from 1897...

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  • KADINA HOTEL

    Another large Hotel on the walk, this time the two-storey Kadina Hotel which started out as the single level Miners Arm" Hotel in 1865. It was rebuilt in 1904 and was renamed the Central Hotel in 1905. The name was changed to the Kadina Hotel in July 1958. The Hotel is built out of local stone and has a lovely cast iron railing on its verandah.

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  • ASCOT THEATRE

    The Ascot Theatre holds exhibitions all the time. It is the home of Copper Country Keepsakes artisans group, who offer quality items for sale in their shop. The Community Art Exhibition Gallery presents many different exhibitions, including Pottery, Woodwork, Oil Paintings, Visual Art exhibitions just to name a few. If you are coming here and want...

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  • THE BUTCHER'S SHOP

    This Butcher's shop is a typical shop that you find in this part of South Australia. It has been renovated, but it still has the same low, wide verandahs, much neeed in this area. The shop has been trading continuously since 1861.

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  • WOMBAT HOTEL

    Also in Taylor street, is the huge Wombat Hotel. They sure did build them big, I guess they needed to, as originally this was known as "Wombat House," a boarding house for miners in 1859.There is a story to this Hotel and Kadina.Evidently, Kadina only exists as a result of the digging habits of wombats. In 1860 upturned ground from wombat diggings...

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  • BANKING & CURRENCY MUSEUM

    Just a short walk away from the old Railway Station, was a lovely building of the Banking & currency Museum, trouble was, it has been closed since 2008. All the collections were sold then.It was originally the Bank of South Australia, then the Union Bank and ANZ Bank until 1987.The building was built in 1874.

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  • KADINA HERITAGE TRAIL

    I love towns that have a proper heritage trail to follow. Luckily, Kadina was one of them, and there is lots to see!The trail is very well signposted and covers all the major historical sites in the town including the Kadina Railway Station (1878), the Banking and Currency Museum (1874), the Church of Christ (1920), beautiful stone residences in...

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  • FARM SHED MUSEUM & TOURISM CENTRE

    This information centre is located out of town. Rather new, its a good centre, staffed by friendly, helpful staff, ready and willing to help with accommodation, sightseeing and anything else you need to know. Plenty of souvenirs, local produce, art and craft, pottery, emu oil, lavender products, embroidery, handmade items, reference and history...

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Kadina Local Customs

  • FARMING AROUND KADINA

    Kadina is a very good area for farming sheep, wheat and barley grain crops.When we were there in April, all had been harvested, so the farmers were now busily cultivating their land, getting it ready for planting next season's crop. Rain was forecast.Out here, the properties are large, so the Tractors and their equipment are large, making it much...

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  • LAUNDRY

    The washing still keeps coming, even on holiday, so where to do it?In Kadina's main street is a coin operated Laundry with washers and clothes dryers.It is located at 13 Goyder Street, which runs off Taylor street in the city centre of Kadina.

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    Cornish Pasties

    by balhannah Written Jun 21, 2012

    Favorite thing: YUM! I had to come all the way from Queensland to "LITTLE CORNWALL" in South Australia to enjoy a Cornish pasty!

    These pasties were the staple diet of the miners who took them for their “crib”. The freshly baked pasties would stay hot for more than an hour. Sometimes half the pasty was sweet, perhaps apple. Miners could hold their pasties by the crimped top and discard that if it became grubby.

    Pasties are a meal in themselves and are traditionally NEVER served with chips and the like.

    If you haven't tried one, then do so here, I love them and ate them for lunch while in the area.

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