Cadnia - SA

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -30.77013 138.598251
DMS: 30º 46' 12.47" S 138º 35' 53.7" E
UTM: 54 J 6593407mN 270134mE
Altitude: 406.33m


Place Type

Recreation - Tourist Attraction


461.19kms North of Adelaide - Driving 534 km (7 hours 44 mins)

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In 1872 the township of Cadnia was surveyed a few hundred metres east of the Sliding Rock. This town catered for up to 400 miners and their families and had a sense of permanence. Horse races and cricket matches were held. A court house dispensed justice, the Rock Hotel catered for workers while 4 general stores supplied goods and food. In 1877 the mine was abandoned as was the town.

More than a century later the water became valuable as a temporary supply to Leigh Creek. For fossickers and history buffs there is much to see here. Enjoy the walk around the ruins of the early township and mining site. There are also 2 cemeteries marking the passage of time.

Permission to camp should be sought from the nearby Warraweena Station.
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Closest Weather Station

Leigh Creek at 26/05:30am CDT
Distance from Cadnia 25.63km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Leigh Creek Airport
Distance from Cadnia 25.63km NW
Mean Max. °C35.534.531.126.220.917.016.619.123.226.730.533.0
Mean Min. °C20.720.417.312.
Mean Rain mm20.228.720.313.

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