The Moonta Mines Tourist Railway

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, 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.

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

The journey takes about 50 minutes by narrow gauge train.

Non School Hoildays & Public Holidays: Wed 2 pm and Sat & Sun 1 pm 2 pm & 3 pm

SA Public & School Holidays 10:30 am 11:30 am 1 pm & 2 pm

Adults $12 each and Children $5 each

PLEASE NOTE: during extreme weather conditions the train will run at driver’s discretion (temp 37c & over  / very wet weather).  Check with Tourist Office on the morning of your trip for confirmation if temperatures are extreme, or weather is very wet.

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The Map of the train journey

The train is a fantastic experience for kids and adults alike

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Moonta Mines Railway Train Timetable

(Pre-booked group tours can run outside of these scheduled days and times.)

PLEASE NOTE THAT TRAINS MAY NOT RUN IN VERY HOT OR INCLEMENT WEATHER.

National Trust Moonta

Copper was first discovered in the area in 1861 by a shepherd named Paddy Ryan. This signalled the start of a mining boom in the area.The area today provides a fascinating insight into the regions mining heritage.

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National Trust members play an active role in the conservation of South Australia’s built and natural heritage.

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Volunteering is a great way to make a difference by protecting our heritage for future generations

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Help us preserve our pristine natural environments, buildings that house the stories of other lives and times, and the collections that bring them to life.

TESTIMONIALS

“We really learned a lot about the Cornish Mining History today. It was a great day for all of our family, something to interest everyone..”

Visitor, Adelaide

“I highly recommend a visit to the National Trust Moonta Branch. There is so much to do.”

Lucy, Adelaide

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