Moonta Mines Railway and Tours
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.
Tickets can be purchased at the Tourist Office or Museum via EFTPOS or cash. Tickets can also be purchased on board the train (cash only).
Proudly maintained and operated by volunteers of the National Trust of SA Moonta Branch.
Opening Hours (subject to change)
Wednesday – 2pm
Saturday & Sunday – 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
SA Public & School Holidays – 10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2pm
During extreme weather conditions the train will run at driver’s discretion (temp 37c & over / very wet weather). School holiday times in summer don’t commence until December 26th for all of our venues.
Entry (subject to change)
$12 for Adults and $5 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.
Moonta Mines National Heritage site attractions include: