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Wallaroo Marina Apartment with Sea & Marina Views
This Luxury Apartment is right on the Wallaroo Marina with views of North Beach. The apartment is fully equipped has just been renovated in October 2018 with a NEW comfy bed * Huge 55" NEW Smart TV * full kitchen and great appliances ,personalized decor, the high ceilings and the private balcony of the marina and north beach. My unit is on 4th floor which gives you the best views of the marina and beach good for all holidaymakers, couples, business travelers, families (with kids) or big groups.
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Wallaroo Customs House
Waterfront Heritage accommodation is now available for you to experience, in the recently renovated and lovingly restored Heritage listed 1862 Wallaroo Customs House. Spacious living areas inside and out providing: three queen bedrooms, with ocean views, a stylish new kitchen with ocean views, and two beautiful heritage styled bathrooms. Only metres to the beaches, a choice of eateries and the jetty, and an easy 5 minute walk to the main shopping centre.
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The Beach Shack on Nharangga
The Beach Shack is nestled halfway down Otago Rd, and your veranda opens straight out onto the sand! This original weatherboard beach shack will remind you of your childhood holidays, and has everything you will need for a relaxing holiday. We want our place to be somewhere you can relax and switch off - to help with this there is no tv at the shack. Have a great stay!

Popular amenities for Port Hughes holiday rentals

Stay near Port Hughes's top sights

Port Hughes Jetty7 locals recommend
Port Hughes Tavern16 locals recommend
Port Hughes Fishing Charters4 locals recommend

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Quick stats about holiday rentals in Port Hughes

Total rentals

40 properties

Wi-Fi availability

10 properties include access to Wi-Fi

Pet-friendly rentals

10 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

40 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

860 reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$122 AUD before taxes and fees

Your guide to Port Hughes

Welcome to Port Hughes

Known as the Copper Coast, the top end of South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula is renowned for its calm white sandy beaches, great fishing and scuba diving, and copper mining heritage. Home to one of the region’s most picturesque stretches of sand, lapped by idyllic turquoise water, Port Hughes is a popular seaside holiday spot.

Extending for 2.5 kilometres south of the Port Hughes Jetty, South Beach is the main attraction for many visitors. Others come to fish, or to play a round at the golf course. There’s also copper mining heritage to explore in the neighbouring town of Moonta to the north, which was the centre of the region’s copper industry from 1861 to 1923. You’ll find more mining history in the nearby towns of Wallaroo and Kadina, which are connected by the Copper Rail Trail, an eight-kilometre track shared by cyclists and pedestrians that traces the path of the former railway.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Port Hughes

The Yorke Peninsula enjoys a Mediterranean-style climate with cool breezes that moderate the summer heat, making this a perfect time for a beach holiday at Port Hughes. While single-digit winter temperatures don’t make this the best time for swimming, autumn and spring can still be warm enough for beach days. The cooler months are also ideal for long walks and bike rides in the area. There’s also good fishing year round, depending on your preferred catch. Held biennially in May in celebration of the region’s Cornish heritage, the Kernewek Lowender Copper Coast Cornish Festival, hosted across the towns of Moonta, Kadina, and Wallaroo, is a fun time to visit, with the cavalcade of vintage cars and motorcycles typically a festival favourite.

Top things to do in Port Hughes

Heritage trails

Copper Coast tourism authorities have created a heritage driving trail, as well as a heritage walking trail, for each of the Copper Triangle towns of Moonta, Kadina, and Wallaroo. All trails offer a fascinating insight into the region’s past, allowing visitors to take in sites including copper mine sites and heritage churches. All trail maps can be downloaded for free from the Visit Copper Coast website.

Water tower art

Water towers around Australia are increasingly being beautified with dazzling giant murals. Depicting an image of a young maypole girl holding copper and wheat, the stunning mural adorning Kadina’s water tower was the first to be painted on the Yorke Peninsula in 2018. It’s now one of half a dozen (and counting) water tower murals that can be spotted on the peninsula.

Scuba diving

The Yorke Peninsula is home to dozens of dive sites, most of which fall into two categories: shipwreck dives, or jetty dives (including the Port Hughes Jetty) that focus on macro marine life such as nudibranchs and seahorses. There are also two underwater trails, including the Wardang Island Maritime Heritage Trail, just off Port Victoria, 60 kilometres south of Port Hughes.

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