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Moonta Mines Walking Trails

Take a leisurely stroll through the Moonta Mines Heritage Area and discover the history, artifacts and lasting monuments of Cornish Mining in the district. Don't forget your camera.

Four walks are featured.

Ryans Walk

Ryans Walk is some 500 metres long and features Ryans shaft and monument with plaque, tailing heaps, train track and tunnel and copper stone floors which are the lasting legacy of mine buildings in the area.

Low difficulty. Allow one hour.

Hancocks Walk

Hancock's Walk trails up the tailings heap from the Old Miners Cottage to Hancock's Shaft and on to the Moonta Mines Sweet Shop.

Low difficulty. Allow 45 minutes return.

Hughes Walk

Hughes Walk loops around the historic and much photographed Hughes Engine House and Chimney and takes in the drains, wall ruins and copper cementation ponds. Good views of the Engine House are available from the carpark.

Low difficulty. Allow one hour.

Richmonds Walk

Richmonds Walk is around 500 metres return and features Richmonds Engine House, Stuckey's shaft and a board walk to the top of Richmond's Tailing heap which offers a surrounding view of the mines area.

Low difficulty. Allow half hour.

Interpretive signs along each of the walks provide a wealth of information on the site, plant and equipment of the time and the workings.


  Photo:   Richmonds Engine House


Phone Moonta Tourist Centre 88251891 for further details.