Departing from the platform adjacent to the Moonta Mines Museum, the Moonta Mines Tourist Railway is a guided tour of the historic Moonta Mines National Heritage Area.
The train runs - Wednesday - 2 pm, Saturday and Sunday - 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. South Australian School and Public Holidays - 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 1 pm and 2 pm daily. (School holiday times in December don't commence until 26 December). Please note: train rides are subject to the weather.
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. EFTPOS facilities available on Tourist Train,
Bookings for groups are available
Proudly maintained and operated by volunteers of the National Trust of SA Moonta Branch.
Rate: $12 ~ $12 (AUD)
Moonta Mines Tourist Railway
Moonta Mines Museum Car Park, Verran Terrace
South Australia 5558