Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide : 2013 Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide
54 LEIGH CREEK 66 kilometres from Parachilna map reference F6, page 53 The original town of Leigh Creek was located within a coal basin, so in the early 1980s it was decided that a new town would be built further south so the land could be mined. South Australia generates about 40 per cent of its electricity from Leigh Creek coal. Almost daily, the mine fills a 2.8 kilometre long train with nearly 10,000 tonnes of coal bound for the Port Augusta Power Station. flindersoutback.com | fast track Attractions Aroona Dam Sanctuary Take a self-guided mountain or walking tour of the Aroona Dam Sanctuary, keeping an eye out for the elusive Yellow-footed Rock wallabies. There are barbeque facilities and a 5.5 kilometre walking trail to stretch your legs. Leigh Creek Coal Train Pull in south of the entrance to Leigh Creek to catch the Coal Train as it rumbles past. Read about the history of the town and the coal field; and even catch glimpses of the mine in action from the main highway.
Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide
2014 Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide