Talisker Mine Trail

Point Of Interest

4.2 from 4 users


Talisker Road, Deep Creek, South Australia



A self-guided historical walk through the Talisker Mine. Talisker Silver Lead Mine Hike (2.5 hrs return, 6.4 km) This mine is located on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula, 100km south of Adelaide on Talisker Conservation Park. It produced silver-lead bullion between 1862 and 1872, and the township of Silverton was established with a population of up to 300 people. The mine ruins and workings provide a unique picture of 19th Century Cornish mining and ore processing techniques. An interpretive walking trail passes the ruins of a brick kiln, smelting furnace and crusher house. No camping or overnight parking.

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Lat: -35.620402 Lng: 138.152309

User Reviews


Explorer 134

A variety of alternate tracks depending on how much time and how fit you are. Well worth at least the walk down to look at the main shaft and working areas.



Nice walk was raining and foggy but still enjoyed exploring the area, wear good shoes not thongs like my hubby some steep and barely trail parts if you go off main walking track. Amazing engineering feats of the Cornish people who worked this silver lead mine. If you'd like to take a look at some of our adventures take a look at OFF-TRACK IN OZ https://youtube.com/channel/UCNvjBj0YGuGyxhj8ovn0PMQ


Scott Free

Thoroughly enjoyed the walk and reading all about the history of this site. Would have been a hard life for families. Hope this site can be preserved for future generations.


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