Getting here…

By Car or Coach

Driving time from Adelaide is around 2 hours. Bring your own vehicle or hire one in Adelaide then head north. The most direct route is to follow Port Wakefield Road onto the Northern Expressway, and turn left onto Horrocks Highway just after the bypass to Gawler. You can choose to follow the signs to Burra, or head via the Thiele Highway via Eudunda.

A coach service operates between Adelaide, the Clare Valley Tourism Region and other regional localities. Charter coach services are also available.

Visit www.ypcoaches.com.au for more information and timetable.

Getting around…

By Car

Driving your own car is by far the easiest way to get around the region. However, if you’d like to learn more about the region, there are several guided tours available.

Ask at the nearest Visitor Information Centre.

The region offers a network of driving trails. Pick up a map from one of the Visitor Information Centres in the region. There are also several scenic drives through the region, via the Dare’s Hill Driving Circuit and World’s End Driving Circuit.

By Bike

The region provides a picture book backdrop for a leisurely bike ride. In the Clare Valley wine region, take the 35 kilometre Riesling Trail and 19 kilometre Rattler Trail, linking many picturesque towns and wineries.

In Burra and the Goyder region, take the Mawson Trail, for a photogenic tour.

By Foot

If you’d rather explore the region on foot, there are a number of self-guided town and nature walks available across the region, including the Riesling, Rattler, and Heysen Trails. The Clare Valley Tourism Region is home to conservation parks such as Redbanks, Martindale Hall Conservation Park, Caroona Creek and Spring Gully, and a number of reserves, all with their own walking trails.

Handy Information…

Call Ahead

The Clare Valley Tourism Region has so much to offer, but to make the most of each experience, be sure to call ahead to make sure venues are open and able to host you. If you are unable to find out the operating hours of an outlet, visit us at the Burra & Goyder Visitor Information Centre to enquire.

Phone Reception

In some parts of the Clare Valley Tourism Region, phone coverage can be scarce. Check with your phone provider which areas may not have coverage prior to setting off on your trip.

 

Conservation Parks

Enjoy a leisurely walk or hike through the Clare Valley’s scenic conservation parks. Don’t forget to pack food and plenty of water, as there is nowhere to purchase food and amenities once you are inside the park.

Conservation parks in the region include Redbanks, Spring Gully, Martindale Hall, Caroona Creek and a few smaller parks for day visits.

Download guides and maps, get the latest fire and personal safety information at www.parks.sa.gov.au, or visit us at the Burra & Goyder Visitor Information Centre.

Free WiFi…

We’re pleased to offer free WiFi to all our visitors to the Centre

A little bit of housekeeping…

Ensure your wireless enabled laptop or smart phone is turned on and has its wireless signal activated, and select “Goyder Free Visitor Wifi”  from the Available Wireless Network Collection List.

Accept the Terms and Conditions to access the Free WiFi network on the welcome screen.

Coverage is provided throughout the entire Centre.

This public access free WiFi service is not encrypted so please ensure services such as banking, e-mail and social networking sites have security.

If you have any questions relating to the service, please contact our friendly Visitor Centre staff on (08) 8892 2154

National Heritage Listing…

Inscribed on the National Heritage List 9 May 2017

Operating from 1845 to 1877, Burra’s Monster Mine grew by 1850 to be Australia’s largest metal producing mine.
Up until 1860 it produced five percent of the world’s copper and at its peak production in 1859 employed more than 1200 workers.

Burra’s features from its prosperous mining days include an outstanding collection of 19th century civic, residential, church and Cornish mining structures, all located around the mine in the former village areas of Kooringa, Redruth, Aberdeen, New Aberdeen, Llwchwr and Hampton.

 

The National Heritage List recognises and protects our most valued natural, indigenous and historic heritage sties. The List reflects the story of our development, from original inhabitants to the present day, Australia’s spirit and ingenuity, and our unique, living landscape.

Each place in the List is assessed by the Australian Heritage Council having national heritage values that can be protected thus sustaining our heritage for future generations.

For further information visit www.environment.gov.au/heritage.

Contact us for further information…

INFORMATION CENTRE

Address: 2 Market Square, Burra SA 5417

Phone: (08) 8892 2154

Open: 

Saturday & Sunday 10am–4pm

Monday – Friday 9am–5pm