Situated only 154 kiloms north of Adelaide, the town makes an ideal destination for day trips, long weekends and extended holidays.
Burra is an old copper mining town, with many historic buildings, pretty Cornish cottages and National Trust sites still remaining. The area is known as Burra Burra and has gained its name from both the Hindu meaning of Burra (great) and the Aboriginal meaning of Burra (creek). It is well worth buying the Discovering Historic Burra booklet as it details points of interest along an 11km walk as well as giving entrance into various National Trust Sites and museums.
Burra has a number of antique and gift shops to browse in. You may pick up a bargain, or find that highly sought collectable you have been looking for. Burra’s Antique Fair is held annually on the first weekend of May. The Burra Regional Art Gallery is a must-see it is situated in the beautiful Old Post Office and Telegraph Station; it features the talent of many local artists.
Around the town you really get to see how the miners and other residents of Burra used to live. You can visit the Dugouts along the creek, Malowen Lowarth and other cottages on Paxton Square, as well as the Market Square Museum.
The buildings are beautiful and the atmosphere is fantastic. You can also visit the Redruth Gaol, Burra Mine Museum and the Bon Accord Complex, which supplied the town's water until 1966.
There is a selection of accommodation, although to make your stay that extra bit special you can stay in one of the old Cornish cottages on Paxton Square. This certainly gives you a trip and a stay to remember. There are also a number of places to eat, with most of the hotels serving food. Yorke Peninsula Coaches travel from Adelaide to Burra twice a week on Mondays and Fridays.