Rio Tinto Tour

Iron Ore Mine Site

Have you ever wondered how a mine site really works? Be amazed by the enormity of this open cut iron ore mine as we take you on an exclusive tour into the heart of the operation. A must-do when visiting the Pilbara region, this one of a kind experience takes you behind the scenes of one of the world’s largest open cut mines for a 1.5 hour tour. Nestled deep in the Hamersley Ranges at the base of the towering Mount Nameless is the town of Tom Price, in the heart of Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Home to one of the world’s richest Iron Ore deposits mined by Rio Tinto, Lestok Tours have been conducting comprehensive tours of this mine site for over 30 years.
  • Viewing of the Haul Truck workshop area
  • Visit the pit lookout
  • View trucks, shovels and drills, the crushing and screening plants and the train load out area
  • Visit the main pit area
  • Detailed commentary provided by an expert local guide
  • Air-conditioned coach or bus
  • Pick up and drop off at Tom Price Visitor Centre
  • Safety helmet and safety glasses are supplied

Alternative tour times are available for group bookings (requires min 6 adults) please contact us for availability.

What to Bring / Wear

Suitable walking footwear is recommended for this tour.

Safety Information

Please Note: Access to some areas may be restricted, depending on conditions.

About the Iron Ore Mine Site

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Starting at the Tom Price Visitor Centre, guests are prepped for their unique mine experience and supplied with safety glasses and a hard hat. Travelling in air-conditioned comfort, be treated to full commentary from your guide en-route to the mine. Visit the pit lookout for panoramic views over the mine site (bring your camera!), view the enormous Haul Trucks and machinery at work as you travel to the process plant and onto the train load out area. Your expert guide will give you up to date information and a unique insight into this large scale operation – from taking the ore out of the ground, through the crusher, along the conveyors to loading into the massive carts on some of the longest trains in the world.