Moonta Mines Tourist Railway

Agri, Mining and Industry Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Departing from the platform adjacent to the Moonta Mines Museum, the Moonta Mines Tourist Railway is a guided tour of the historic Moonta Mines State Heritage Area.

Featuring extensive commentary from local drivers, passengers are taken past many historic landmarks of the former mining operations, including the reservoir, ore sorting floors, and through a tunnel in Ryans Tailings Heap. It visits the former Precipitation Works, which was set up in 1900 to recover additional copper from the tailings heaps, a process which continued until 1943.

Bookings are not required for individuals. Board the Tourist Train adjacent to the Museum. Pay the driver on boarding the train. No EFTPOS facilities available on Tourist Train, cash only.

Proudly maintained and operated by volunteers of the National Trust of SA Moonta Branch.

South Australian School and Public Holidays 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm daily.

School holiday times in December don’t commence until 26 December.

Please note: train rides are subject to weather.


Australian Tourism Accreditation Carpark Coach Parking History & Heritage Interpretive Centre National Tourism Accreditation National Trust Picnic Area Public Toilet



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