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Burra Copper Mine

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Burra, South Australia, Australia
+61 8 8892 2154
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Lucky find

We were driving towards Burra North and saw the sign to the Mines, great stop off plenty to have a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David G
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Adelaide, Australia
Not enough time

Just did not have enough time to have a good look around. But from the sign board by the carpark I... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Doug S
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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“copper mine” (14 reviews)
“open cut mine” (6 reviews)
“copper ore” (3 reviews)
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Burra, South Australia, Australia
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+61 8 8892 2154
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"engine house"
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"south australia"
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"interesting history"
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"worth a visit"
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"couple of hours"
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"heritage tour"
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"information centre"
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"lookout"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were driving towards Burra North and saw the sign to the Mines, great stop off plenty to have a look at and great views. We even found little rocks with copper as a keepsake.

Thank David G
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Just did not have enough time to have a good look around. But from the sign board by the carpark I would say it is well worth the visit if you wish to understand an important part of the history in Burra

Thank Doug S
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing place. All the buildings were made from local stone I would imagine. Building started prior to 1870AD. There is so much to see you could spend a couple of hours there. A key can be obtained from the Information Centre to look at the...More

Thank Wendy M
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

By purchasing a Burra Passport, the visitor can let themselves into this site and spend as much time as they like exploring. There are information signs around and I found it very interesting.

Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Interesting to see how the early miners did it. Saw old machinery, lookout over Burra and mine buildings.

Thank Glen S
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We purchased the passport key. Great way to see it all. Burra burra mines historic site was great. Lots to see. The dressing tower, powder magazine, town lookout and the engine house museum all very interesting. Guided tours daily in the engine house is a...More

Thank Tamara C
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Nice to see some early history for South Australia. Burra town & surrounds is so interesting. We also saw a photo exhibition

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

One of the mines that yielded tons of copper ore that was processed onsite and shipped out. Believed to be one of the factors saving our infant state from bankruptcy. Good signage and description of mine workings and many historical ruins and standing stone buildings....More

Thank thegg2man
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Wow there is an actual open cut mine to see and also you can drive around and learn some of the history. Very well sign posted. This town is an absolute gem !!!

Thank Judi R
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

A most interesting insight into the past. Wonderful workmanship in the buildings. Excellent views of town & distract from several locations. Part of the Passport tour which was enlightening. The whole passport tour takes at least 3 -4 hours.

Thank george86
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Glenmac43
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Response from wycomgal | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can unless there is an interstate bus service going through the town.
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