Area Profile

Burra

Burra is a small pastoral centre and historic tourist town in the Mid North of South Australia, located 25kms from the renowned Clare Valley and 160kms to Adelaide.The town began as a single company mining township that, by 1851, was a set of townships collectively known as “The Burra”. The Burra mines supplied 89% of South Australia’s and 5% of the world’s copper for 15 years. Today the town continues as a centre for its surrounding farming communities and is one of the best-preserved towns of the Victorian era in Australia and a historic tourist destination.