Explore Burra: a historic mining town between vineyards and the outback

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.


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