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Moonta Mines Tourist Railway

Price from $12


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.


From $ 12 to $ 12


  • Entity Facility

    Coach Parking
    Interpretive Centre
    Picnic Area
    Public Toilet

  • Accessible Tourism

    Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.
    Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

  • Accreditation

    Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
    National Trust

  • Tourism Organisation

    Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
    SA - Yorke Peninsula Tourism