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 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.

Cost is $8 for Adults and $4 for school aged Children.  Under school aged are free.

School holiday times in summer don't commence until December 26th for all of our venues.

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.

Enquires to Moonta Tourist Office (08) 8825 1891

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Hughes Enginehouse Moonta Tourist Office Miner's Cottage & Garden Moonta Mines Museum School of Mines / Resource Centre