Things to do around Burra

Heysen Trail

The 1,200 kilometre hiking Heysen Trail passes through some of South Australia’s most diverse and breathtaking landscapes, traversing coastal areas, native bushland, rugged gorges, pine forests and vineyards, as well as rich farmland and historic towns.

The Trail passes through some of the most scenic parts of the state including national parks, state forests and internationally acclaimed tourist destinations, including the Barossa Valley and the stunning Wilpena Pound.

The southern section, from Cape Jervis to Spalding in the Mid North, is ideal for beginners and those with children, following the Mount Lofty Ranges. The northern section, from Spalding to Parachilna Gorge, is isolated and at time rugged, provides a rewarding challenge for experienced walkers.

The Trail has been designed to cater for both the serious backpacker walking the complete trail, and for the day walker who might choose to do short walks along different sections of the trail.

Burra Heritage Passport

Burra’s unique Heritage Passport allows the visitor access to eight locked sites, including the Monster Mine area, Redruth Gaol, the underground Unicorn Brewery cellars and the Dugouts. Free entry to Burra’s three Museums during their opening hours is now included with the cost of the passport! A comprehensive guide book details 49 historic sites over an 11 km driving trail. Available seven days a week from the Burra Visitor Centre.

You are entitled to keep the passport key for the duration of your stay in Burra, so take your time, enjoy the sites as many times as you like, and learn about our wonderful past.

The Passport is great value for money, with discounts given for concession card holders, seniors and National Trust members. School age children are FREE

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  • About the Burra Hotel

    The Historic 19th Century Hotel (originally 1847). Nostalgic balcony still facing into the original marketsquare -  the centre of Burra. Burra is a country town in South Australia located 160km north of Adelaide, with a population of approximately 1,200 people. 

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  • Testimonials

    "A motorcycle mechanical failure brought me to The Burra Hotel. Fortunately it failed next to the hotel and on recommendation from a local I asked the manager of the hotel if I could leave by bike in a secured place at the hotel until I retrieved it to home. Ali and Doug could not be more helpful and my bike was secured in a shed at the rear of the pub. I returned a couple of days later and help was provided to assist to trailer my bike. I lunched at the hotel, and had a wonderful fish and salad meal which was fresh, well presented, equal to and better than some Adelaide restaurants I recently dined at. Ali and Doug have recently taken over this hotel, and together with Doug's skills as a qualified chef and their enthusiasm, I am sure this hotel will become even more popular. I would recommend this hotel for travelling motorcyclist."