Spend the day in Moonta
If you are short on time and you only have a day or so to visit, start at the Moonta Mines Tourist office. There are Heritage Walking Trails and the Moonta Tourist Train, both telling the story of the amazing Cornish miners.
The train tour will take you around the heritage mining area to see Ryan’s Shaft and other preserved heritage buildings. Visit the Sweet Shop on your way out where you can purchase some famous sweets.
Take a Moonta Town Tour: Stop by the Moonta Mines Museum where you can sit at a desk and imagine yourself in the classroom learning how to write, visit the miners cottage, cottage garden, or trace your Cornish heritage at the Family History and Resource Center. .
The tourist office has extensive picnic facilities as well as accessible toilets. Water is available to fill up any water bottles.
There is a range of souvenirs available as well as any information you may need for your onward journey. There is ample car parking as well as caravan and trailer parking.
Moonta Heritage Town Tour
The Moonta Heritage Trail starts at the Town Hall and is a leisurely drive of about 16 kms. The trail passes many sites of historical interest. Simply follow the distinctive Trail Signs, Tour Drive No 38. Note that most of the buildings featured are privately owned. Please respect the privacy of the owners.
Allow 1-2 hours to complete
Places to eat
There is a wide variety of places to eat, with choices ranging from coffee, tea and cake, to pizzas, to pub meals.
Click on the link below to help you decide!
Moonta has a range of retail and service businesses that can assist with anything you need. There is also a large range of accommodation, from caravan parks and cabins through to self contained houses, should you decide to stay a bit longer.
“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..”
“I highly recommend a visit to the National Trust Moonta Branch. There is so much to do.”
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