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.
The Train runs as follows:
Saturday and Sunday, SA Public Holidays and School Holidays – 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm and 2.00pm
Wednesday (Non School Holidays and Public Holidays) – 2.00pm
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.