3 DAYS IN THE GOYDER REGION

3 DAYS IN THE GOYDER REGION

Day 1: Burra

Burra is known for its rich history and heritage, which gives no argument as to why it has its own Heritage Listing. Our town is known as an echo of the yesteryear, filled with antique shops and heritage buildings. An old mining town ranging back to the 1840s, Burra is full of its old legacy and interest for the keen record adventurer.

Spread your visit out over a weekend and treat yourself to a stay in any one of our cottages or homesteads. With over 20 to choose from, you are definitely spoiled for choice and guaranteed to find one that perfectly suits you!

Start the day on the right foot and head into one of our antique cafes that offer a range of foods and great coffee! St Just and Gaslight are our top picks if you want a satisfying breakfast to get you through a big day of seeing the sites!

Spend the day unlocking the secrets of Burra’s heritage with our unique Passport Key. This pass provides first-class access to the townships most important and intriguing sites, including the Monster Mine, Redruth Gaol, Unicorn Brewery Cellars, plus many more! With 2 museums and 9 sites in total, you are guaranteed to be astounded by the history that is withheld in the town of Burra.

Break up your day with a visit to our local shops and antiques, and be sure to check out the Burra Town Hall and Art Gallery as well! If you are looking for something nostalgic or even a walk through the park, you will not be disappointed!

After a long day adventuring around Burra, why not head to the Scrumpy Company for a nice cold apple wine, cider, beer or liqueur. Open until 4:30pm each day (excluding Tuesdays), the Scrumpy Company is the perfect way to relax and unwind after a big day viewing the jam-packed sites of Burra.

For those who enjoy a good walk then the Redbanks Conservation Park could be for you. This landscape of change displays the wild fauna and fossils from long ago, including the Burra famous Diprotodon (giant wombat).

When it comes time for dinner, Burra are hosts to a range of cuisines including Italian, Indonesian and just your classic pub meals. The Black Sheep (La Pecora Nera) are an authentic Italian restaurant offering a range of pizza and pasta options. You may also be interested in heading to Jumbucks, who offer meals using locally sourced food accompanied by local wines.    

 

Day 2: Mintaro/Clare

The Mintaro Maze is the perfect place to take the kids or even just feel like a kid again! This living hedge maze features fountains, twists and turns with the goal to reach the centre and find your way out again. It’s the perfect little adventure and a great excuse to get moving!

On your way to the town of Clare be sure to check out the canola fields along the way. The beautiful landscape of bright yellow as it heads into summer is a sight like no other, and makes the drive all that much better. 

The Clare Valley is predominately known for its wineries, so it is a must to explore as many possible. Nothing beats a lunch with a side of wine. There are a number of stunning wineries in Clare and its surrounds, with many having great views and outdoor areas to take in the serenity.

For the active type, the Clare Valley is home to the Riesling Trail – a 35 km walking and cycling trail. This extends from the town of Auburn through Clare to finish at Barinia. Every season offers a different reason to do this trail as the countryside is ever changing. This trail is a must for any keen walker or adventurer, but also just a great thing to do to experience the history of the Valley.

On your way back to Burra be sure to pop into Gally’s Produce farm at Farrell Flat. Feel free to have a taste of the stunning range of sauces, chutneys and jams. There is even a selection of vintage cars on display for the car enthusiast.

 

Day 3: Mt Bryan/Eudunda

For your final day in the region, you have two options – heading North or heading South.

Up North is photographer’s heaven, with the Midnight Oil House situated 5km out of town on your way to Hallett. Be sure to stop here to see the famous house in the flesh and snap a photo or two.

Keep on heading north and follow the road to the Mt Bryan Pub for a bite to eat and learn to discover the local that is Sir Hubert Wilkins; a famous photographer, adventurer, aviator and polar explorer.

Follow the history and head out to the Sir Hubert Wilkins Homestead. If a pub meal doesn’t tickle your fancy, this is a perfect spot for a picnic lunch. Be sure to head (or more so climb) to the top of Mt Bryan at Bishop’s Rest where you will find the iconic stone chair that overlooks the region and area that is Mt Bryan.

If you prefer a good drive, the Dare’s Hill Circuit is the trip for you! Continue on from the track that the homestead sits, and bush bash your way to Dare’s Hill Summit that circles up to Terowie before heading down Barrier Highway back to Burra.

Heading South leads you to the historical towns of Robertstown and Eudunda. Be sure to pop into the heritage listed Lehmann’s store in Robertstown for a bite to eat, before following World’s End Highway through to Eudunda. Here you must visit the Heritage Gallery that is full of history, including that of a number of local family names. The Gallery extends through the building, outside and into another shed.

It is then advised to head to the town gardens that display local art and a relaxing area perfect for a picnic. 

 

We hope you enjoy your experience in the Burra and Goyder region, and look forward to having you back again in the very near future!