The historic mining town of Burra lies two hours from Adelaide, nestled between the lush vines of Clare Valley
and the red dirt of the Outback
. Once a thriving copper mining hub, this unique town now draws visitors for its rich heritage. Grab a Burra Heritage Passport
and explore the town’s mining history; visit underground dugouts
, long abandoned mine sites
and the old police lock up
before checking out the Burra Regional Art Gallery.
About 3km out of town, stop for a snap at one of the most photographed ruins in Australia; an old cottage made famous after gracing the album cover of Midnight Oil’s Diesel and Dust record. Just outside of town at Red Banks Conservation Park
, you’ll find some of the clearest and darkest skies in the state creating the perfect conditions for stargazing.