Burra & Goyder
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What do Midnight Oil, Colin Thiele and the worlds biggest copper mine have in common?
South Australia's beautiful Goyder Region.
The sun still shines on the stubble around Eudunda, the birthplace of Colin Thiele. The cottage on Cobb and Co Corner is still one of the most photographed ruins in Australia (Midnight Oil fans recognise it from the album cover Diesel and Dust), and the State Heritage town of Burra is still home to the aptly named Monster Mine the legacy of the 19th-century copper boom, the largest the world had ever seen.
Take the roads less travelled through the Goyder region.
Youll stay in historic cottages, raise a glass in welcoming country pubs and wake to iconic landscapes that are the stuff of Australia's identity.
What a beautiful time of the year it is in the midnorth in April!
The opening of the new section of the Lavender Trail, Truro to Eudunda will take place on April 17th so consider making a weekend of it and stay at Hallelujah Hideaway the weekend.
See the Lavender Trail web site for details
I have recently made a You Tube presentation on who to travel the 20km from our Gallery to Wilkins Cottage, as well a building up material for the small Wilkins room here at the Gallery. The problem for many is building confidence in travelling the route which can be challenging, and the photographic presentation is designed to build a degree of familiarity with key turn of points and markers as well as a few photos of the cottage itself. I have set up a page for the Sir Hubert Wilkins Memorial Committee for those wishing to get update. The links are on the Gallery website as is the new video.
Burra offers a wide selection of activities for holiday makers. Stay in the Airconditioned Pig and Whistle cottage, that offers a slice of history with all the mod cons. The large garden is great for families and shady nooks offer great spots for a cuppa or a wine. Walking trails are close by and it's close to the shops.
Wonder around the town and do the Burra Passport, a great way to see the Historic sites. Visit the Midnight Oil house and see if you can get that perfect photo. The District offers picturesqe drives and Morgan (River Murray) is a great day trip, have lunch on the river then come home and relax in the airconditioned cottage and go out for tea. Burra is a great place to relax and unwind, but if you have the energy there is so much to do. Visit the Clare wineries 30 minutes away, Burra is so much more affordable than Clare.
Come on jumpin the car and come up.