Burra Copper Mine
Burra Copper Mine
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Travelling Pixie
Adelaide, Australia432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Visited as part of the heritage passport.
2 building of which you can enter once inside the site, however note the engine house is restricted currently due to a sink hole opening up so you can access all the buildings there.
Very interesting however you need to drive out of this site and over to the mine viewing platform to get a better view of the mine site.
Written 22 April 2024
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Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Great views, excellent history, well worth a visit to the two lookouts. recommended by the Info Centre - very friendly and helpful - also worth visiting.
Written 16 June 2023
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Tracey T
Encounter Bay, Australia66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We really enjoyed walking around the old Burra Copper Mine. There are interesting interpretive signs and the remaining buildings are being well preserved. The view of the lake with its forested edges is also worth the visit.
Written 6 October 2022
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Jenna W
Adelaide, Australia79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
An interesting hour and a half wandering around the mine site. It’s a massive site, with multiple lookouts for the open cut, plus the historic ruins or intact structures of engine houses and chimneys etc. I paid for the Heritage Passport key so was able to go into the locked area, which was well worth it. With the key you can also drive in and up to an additional lookout and another locked building: the oldest mining building in Australia.
This site is not particularly accessible, perhaps partly with an all-terrain wheelchair, but certainly not in the locked area which has stairs and a lot of uneven ground.
Written 5 April 2022
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia12,266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
What an unique experience it was to be able to explore a historical mine site on our own, Burra is a magical town full of wonderful history, buildings and people. To maximise our visit and time at the mine we purchased a Burra Heritage Passport at the Tourist Information Office in the centre of town, with the key that comes with the passport we had access to two of mining buildings, the impressive Morphett's Enginehouse and Powder Magazine. Walking around the site was easy, minimal shade, bring a hat and plenty of water as it can get very hot out in the open. I recommend driving up to the Town Lookout and Burra Lookout once finished walking around and discovering the other historical buildings, grave sites and taking in the open cut mine pool. All up we spent just under two hours on site.
Written 4 May 2021
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Sheila W
Adelaide, Australia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Business
We took the KEY provided by Information at Burra. It is a wonderful thing to do in the mining town of Burra. The mines footprint ruins hold guys interest especially. The Museum information is great.
In fact it is perhaps the only thing to occupy you if you have a few days to spend there. It introduced us the character of place, and the nice community as we milled around, had lunch and stayed at the Caravan Park.
Written 7 February 2021
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andydownunder
Greater Adelaide, Australia226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Wandered around here with the 6 year old for a couple of hours. Be even better if we paid and got the key to the locked areas being part of the heritage walk. Will do that next time
Written 29 September 2020
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adelaidiantraveller
Adelaide, Australia15,494 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Business
In the mid-nineteenth century, Burra was at the center of South Australia’s economy, thanks to the mine.

The mining ended many years ago, but thankfully, reminders of the mine remain for the visitor to see and appreciate.

Depending on your agility and level of interest, the mine area lends itself to walking or self driven visitation. The mine area is quite extensive, so I suspect a combination of walking, then driving from one focal point to the next.

For the keen visitor, the Burra Passport would be a good investment (it’s available from the Visitor Center). This allows you to enter various sites within the extensive mine area, and examine buildings and structures at closer quarters.

A “must visit” if you are touring in this area.
Written 27 September 2020
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Jill Z
Adelaide, Australia39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Wandered around and got a glimpse into Burra's previous life mining copper. Once was a booming mining town, the history of which has been retained by the local residents.
Written 14 September 2020
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020
Burra was once an important mine, one of the most productive copper mines in Australia. When production stopped, the mine filled with water. It is now a beautiful turquoise colour. It's well worth taking the short trip to see the mine site. Many of the miners were 'Cousin Jacks,' as Cornish miners were called. Many South Australians are decended trom these hard-working men.
Written 19 August 2020
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