Walk 1 – Paddy Ryan’s Walk

Moonta Museum to Railway Station Return

5 kms – Allow 2 hours

At various points you will see guide posts (green with white tops) to assist your direction (marked X on the map).


(From the Museum, anti-clockwise)

  • Site of horse trough
  • Youngs Shaft and Ore Floor
  • Harveys Shaft
  • McDonnells Shaft and Ore Floor
  • Site of Assay Office
  • Dominicks Shaft
  • Ryans Shaft
  • Ryans Tailing Heap (climb with care)
  • View of Wash and Dry
  • Following old railway line:
    • Site of Saltwater Main
    • Mine Officers House (private residence, do not approach)
    • Grain Stacks area
    • Old Crane
  • Site of old Tramway
  • Vickery Park
  • Miner’s Cottage
  • Prince Alfred Shaft
  • Hancocks Tailings Heap (climb with care)
  • Fergussons Ore Floor
  • Hancocks Engine House
  • Greens Shaft

Be Careful

Some of the area where you will be walking is natural terrain. While the National Trust does monitor its condition, it is not possible to remove all obstacles and debris from paths and around structures. There is also the possibility of wildlife e.g. snakes.

  • DO take care when crossing the railway line and public roads
  • DO ensure you have drinking water with you on hot days
  • DO NOT climb on or over fences
  • DO NOT physically disturb buildings or other structures
  • DO NOT get too close to the edge if you are on top of tailings heaps
  • DO NOT remove materials from this heritage area.

If you notice damage to signs or other vandalism while walking please report it at any Trust venue.

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