Burra and surrounds

Burra is one of a kind. Geographically, it’s a large settlement, spread along a valley and surrounded by somewhat mournful hills. Given the size of the town, it’s astonishing how little has changed – the ‘village’ heart, the five townships, the five pubs, the miner’s cottages and of course the aptly-named Monster Mine – it’s all still here.

The best way to see the town is with a Burra Heritage Passport or a Burra Museum Pass, both available from the Visitor Centre.
Also, don’t miss the Burra Regional Art Gallery. It’s housed in the old telegraph station and hung with the work of both local and visiting artists. The gallery’s prize exhibit is the collection of fabulous ST Gill landscapes, giving a real insight into Burra during the second half of the 19th century.

Treasure hunters will delight in Burra. No fewer than seven antique shops offer a range of period goods, and at the Mongolata Gold shop you can fossick through geological specimens and sign up with a gold miner for an underground tour of his working mine.

One of the many South Australian settings used for filming movies, Burra is where Breaker Morant was filmed.

While in Burra its a close sojourn to Robertstown and Edunda, both important towns in Burra”s history.

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