Lavender Cottage Bed and Breakfast is located only five minutes’ walk from the Burra town centre. Experience the privacy of this fully self contained 1860 semi-detached miner’s cottage, which can accommodate up to four guests in two bedrooms. Other features include an open fireplace, free standing air conditioning and private courtyard....
The Burra Caravan and Camping Park is situated on the banks of the Burra Creek and is only a two minute walk from the centre of town. The pleasant surrounds of our pet friendly park make for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.
The Burra Caravan and Camping Park is a convenient base for exploring the town and surrounds. You will find the Clare Valley wine region only a short drive away. Park facilities consist of 30 powered sites, powered and unpowered camp sites, camp kitchen, barbecue facilities and a coin operated laundry. Fifth wheelers and buses are welcome. A WiFi hot spot is available....
Burra Heritage Cottages - Tivers Row offer heritage accommodation in the State Heritage Area of Burra. The town is also listed on the Register of the National Estate, as are these unique cottages. Built in 1856 and restored by Barry and Maureen Wright, they have been operating as self contained bed and breakfast accommodation since 1994. The emphasis is on comfort and convenience. As one guest described it 'A journey to the past, travelling first class'. Open fires are a feature in winter and underfloor heated bathrooms. Private cottages gardens are the perfect place to relax before exploring the Cornish buildings in the old Burra copper mine.
Burra Motor Inn is a comfortable, well-appointed motel situated alongside the tranquil, tree-lined Burra Creek with lovely views and abundant birdlife at your door.
A short 350 metre stroll from Burra's town centre, Burra Motor Inn offers accommodation with air conditioning, heating, electric blankets, Foxtel, ensuites, bar fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities. Our 20 modern, spacious motel units all feature a King or Queen size bed.
Conveniently located onsite, our well-reviewed Jumbucks Restaurant is a warm and inviting space that opens up onto a lawn outdoor area looking out across the Burra Creek. Admire the Rail Memorabilia and Australiana whilst you wine and dine in an intimate setting with locally sourced food and wine.
Jumbucks Restaurant is open to guests and the general public from 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Cooked breakfast is available in the restaurant by appointment, or a continental breakfast can be ordered to the room.
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Take a trip down memory lane. Comfortable and cosy self contained accommodation with olde worlde charm. Built c1860, Morse Cottage has a significant place on the heritage township of Burra. During the late 1800s, the present lounge room was added to the original miners cottage to serve as the telegraph office for the town, hence the name Morse Cottage. History tells us that the original pioneers, on achieving their travels through the outback to the north Australian coastline, would have signalled their success to Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney by morse code via this cottage. Come and share a blast from the past. Breakfast provisions & firewood provided.
At Ayers Colonial Cottage you can step back in time and indulge yourself in a lifestyle of bygone days.
Ayers Colonial Cottage sleeps up to four people in two queen bedrooms, and has electric blankets, combustion heating and air-conditioning.
Ayers Colonial Cottage provides guests a sense of heritage atmosphere along with all the modern comforts of home such as digital television/DVD/CD, fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities.
Breakfast provisions are available for an additional fee with prior arrangement.
The cottage is tastefully decorated in period decor, furniture and fittings such as a radiogram and pedal organ along with curios and antiques which offer a delightful sense of yesteryear.
You can meander through the private cottage gardens to enjoy the abundant colours and birdlife or take a short stroll to historic Market Square, antique shops and local hotels.
A stay at Ayers Colonial Cottage may be regarded as a romantic indulgence of the senses, one will recall time and time again....
Peacock’s Chimney was created to provide an updraught to the boilers at Peacocks Engine House.
The reopening of the open cut mine in the early 1970s necessitated the destruction of Peacocks Chimney so, to the credit of many dedicated and hardworking members of the National Trust, the chimney was rebuilt in 1972 at its present location.
Johnny Green sits atop the relocated chimney. Johnny Green has been the mascot of the miners since 1852 and is dedicated as a memorial to the Cousin Jacks and their fellow miners at the Burra Mine.
Maps to Peacocks Chimney Stack are available from the Burra Visitor Centre....
Built in 1847, pre-dating Redruth Gaol, this fine complex consists of police station, stables, lockup and police residence.
The Burra Police Lockup was built because of the influx of population and the number of hotels in the town during Burra's mining boom. The cobblestone courtyard reputedly faces towards London.
In 1851, the police force in Burra comprised six men.
Entrance to the Police Lockup and Stables is included in the Burra Heritage Passport available from the Burra Visitor Information Centre, 2 Market Square, Burra. Can be opened with a key at any time when using the Burra Heritage Passport....
Come to the Goyder Region, just next door to Clare Valley, and visit the heritage mining town of Burra. Hidden away in its own little cup-shaped valley, the town's pride and joy is the Burra Regional Art Gallery.
This Gallery is situated within the old Telegraph and Post Office building from which J McDouall Stuart sent his message in December 1862, to inform the South Australian authorities that he had successfully crossed Australia.
See if you agree with us, that outside the big centres, this is one of the best small regional galleries in Australia. Attend a lively opening or browse our diverse works by emerging and established artists, sourced Australia wide. The gallery is also home to the historic ST Gill collection of 1847 Burra Mine views.
Exhibitions details, artist profiles, annual competitions and much more can be found on the gallery website. ...
Griffiths Retreat and Cottage is located on Burra's heritage trail and is close to antique shops, hotels and all of the town's attractions. This circa 1900 bluestone building has been tastefully renovated into a unique self contained two bedroom cottage depicting a bygone era. Rustic decor enhances the charm of this cosy cottage. The cottage comprises two bedrooms, one double and one twin with continental quilts, electric blankets and bathrobes. The rustic lounge/kitchen features a combustion heater, television, split system air-conditioning, video and CD player and a selection of games and books. Outside there is an enclosed cottage garden with barbecue and outdoor furniture/setting....
At Morphetts Enginehouse Museum visitors will see the only known reconstructed Cornish enginehouse in the world. A guide will explain the workings of the engine and pump system used to de-water the mine. Visitors are encouraged to examine the three-storey building and information displayed. Outside visitors may walk through an underground adit and view the mineshaft. Original pumping equipment along with the remains of several mine buildings are on display. An unforgettable experience.
Guided tours are available daily between 10am and 12:30pm either individually or free with the purchase of a Burra Heritage Passport. Guided tours for groups and school groups are available by arrangement....
Paxton Square Cottages - Enjoy the character of yesteryear in contemporary comfort.
The affordable luxury of the Paxton Square cottages sees them as the ideal accommodation choice for a quiet weekend away, or your next group booking.
The Cottages offer easy access to the many walking and cycling trails, local shops, and eateries Burra has to offer. Stay year-round and explore a region known for its rich mining heritage, beautiful landscapes, and arts culture.
Each of the 32 cottages now have the luxury of cool air-conditioning in summer, cosy heating in winter, and a new flat screen television.
One or two bedroom cottages are available, each with complimentary tea and coffee, fully equipped kitchen, en-suite and quality linen supplied. There are laundry and barbecue facilities available, and the cottages are pet friendly on request.
The Bible Christian Chapel offers a beautiful space that compliments the use of the cottages, which may also be enjoyed by guests, visitors and groups for activities such as wedding receptions, conferences and retreats.
Paxton Square Cottages are located in the heart of Burra, a two hour drive from Adelaide.
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1856 gaol, used in the South Australian Film Corporation film, "Breaker Morant".
The gaol was closed in 1894 and later used as a girls’ reformatory. It features displays depicting the life and living conditions of prisoners and reformatory inmates.
Entrance to the Redruth Gaol is included in the Burra Heritage Passport, available from the Burra Visitor Information Centre, 2 Market Square, Burra. Can be opened with a key anytime when on the Burra Heritage Passport....
Discover and explore the historic township of Burra with the Burra Heritage Passport. The passport gives you entry to the Burra Mine including dressing tower and lookout, police lockup and stables, Redruth Gaol, Hampton, powder magazine, market square museum, brewery cellars, miners' dugouts and smelts paddock. The Passport also includes free entry to Burra's museums during opening times.
You'll have a step-by-step guidebook helping you to discover the heritage trail at your leisure. The 11 kilometre heritage trail has been clearly marked out around the town, with 49 sites along its route.
Group and educational guided and unguided tours, including Burra Heritage Passport, can be arranged, full details and costs on application.
Tours can include: Burra, Enginehouse Museum and Bon Accord Museum.
Burra Heritage Passport is available from the Burra Visitor Centre....
This was an English style township, a private township named after an assayer at the Smelting Works, Edward Hampton. It contained 30 simple miners' cottages and a Bible Christian Chapel. Much of the stone quarried there was used in many of Burra's fine old buildings. The township was abandoned finally in 1960.
Hampton is situated just north-east of the Redruth Gaol, on a hill, overlooking the mine area and its other townships. Accessed via the Burra Heritage Passport.
Entrance to Hampton is included in the Burra Heritage Passport available from the Burra Visitor Information Centre, 2 Market Square, Burra. Can be opened with a key at anytime when using the Burra Heritage Passport....
In 1851, up to 2,000 miners and their families lived in these dugouts along the riverbed. Floods drove many people out into the homes built by the mining companies.
Wages were low, but some miners continued to live in poor conditions with the constant threat of floods and disease, rather than pay rent. By 1860, the dugouts were virtually deserted.
Entrance to the Miners’ Dugouts is included in the Burra Heritage Passport, available from the Burra Visitor Information Centre, 2 Market Square, Burra (open seven days per week and public holidays 9am to 5pm, closed Christmas Day). Can be opened with a key at anytime when using the Burra Heritage Passport....
The Pig and Whistle is a three double bedroom plus one single bedroom historic house conveniently located close to the town centre of historic Burra. All beds have electric blankets.
Ideal for families or groups of friends traveling together, the air-conditioned cottage sleeps up to seven people and has two toilets. You can relax in the two lounges whilst watching television and enjoying the warmth of the slow combustion fire. Enjoy the beautiful garden.
The fully furnished kitchen includes a milkshake maker coffee plunger and full size refrigerator and microwave. There is a washing machine and ironing board for longer stays. Tea, coffee and toast provided. There is a gas barbecue and fold up table available. Relax on the outdoor setting under the trees.
Conveniently located on the Heysen Trail, and close to the main street. Sorry, no pets permitted. Located within walking distance to shops and restaurants and features a large colourful garden. Boche balls provided.
Convenient, warm, air conditioned, large outdoor entertaining area. Everything is there just turn up. Close to restaurants....
Olive Grove Retreat is located in Burra S.A. on the Burra creek. This blue stone building built in 1858. Previously The Courthouse Hotel. Set on one acre with a small olive grove. Five minutes to antique shops, market and hotel . Twenty minute walk to main street. Located on the Heysen and Mawson trails . Guest wing with 1 Queen room, 2 Double rooms and 1Twin room or book the full retreat and get air-conditioned lounge, kitchen and another Queen room with en-suite. All renovated with televisions and heating. Indoor heated swim/spa. Under cover parking and bbq . Pets welcome by negotiation. Owners live on site....