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Burra Passport Tour

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Address: Burra Visitor Centre, Burra, South Australia 2004, Australia
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Great day out seeing history

This was a great way to see Burra and all the history. We bought a passport from the Visitor Centre whose staff were really informative and they gave us a key and a map of Burra... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2016
happytraveller2510
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Adelaide
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

This was a great way to see Burra and all the history. We bought a passport from the Visitor Centre whose staff were really informative and they gave us a key and a map of Burra and a booklet. You can walk to see a lot of it but also need a car to drive to a couple of spots.... More 

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Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

What a great idea for this town. I just hope more tourists take it up. So much easier to pay one price than to find coins at each tourist spot. Strongly recommend.

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Thank Jennifer E
Nowra, Australia
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Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

So much to see and do. The Burra Passport Key is a must, allows you to do the tour at your own pace and enables you to access many sites that are otherwise padlocked. Highly recommend, the tour includes 2 museums, be aware that the Mine museum is only open from around 10 to 12.30 and the other museum is... More 

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Nelson, Australia
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Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

The Burra Passport is a wonderful way to experience the history of the iconic mining history of the Burra copper mine in the late 1900's. The passport gets you into a number of sites. Spend the time exploring the different types of sites. Especially interesting is the smelting site and the old gaol.

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Thank Camilla J
Brisbane, Australia
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56 reviews
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Reviewed May 4, 2016

Burra is a beautiful town & the passport tour is a great way to learn of it's history & explore it's beautiful old buildings. There are some great cafes & pubs to fuel up on local pasties & wines & beers in Burra. It's great value & you can take your time & see places at your leisure. So much... More 

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Thank Poppy W
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

We had such a nice time looking around this well preserved historic mining town. Do yourself a favour and have a go at seeing all the sites. Its well worth it.

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Thank Ian S
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

We did this over 3 days, but have previously done it in 1!! Follow and trail and soak up South Australia's mining history. Don't miss the Monster Mine, Redruth Gaol, Hampton ruins amd the Miner's Dugouts. Even second time around learnt so much more. Great place to get the kids interested in history too.

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Thank DebC1967
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 18, 2016

Burra is a still functioning, but instead of mining copper, it;'s a tourist destination. The red metal may no longer be king, but the mine left a lot of history behind. We took the keys and showed ourselves around with the "passport." Burra has a lot more to it than you might expect, and you can easily spend an hour... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed April 13, 2016

What a great idea this is. Buy a "passport" from the tourist office and receive a key and guidebooks/maps to all of the major historic sites around the town. You let yourself in to a number of them which is a fantastic idea. To be able to explore inside the old prison site by ourselves for example, while the bus... More 

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Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

We completed the passport trail over a few days and loved that we could take the your at our own pace. It's $30 per adult with a $50 key deposit and this spread across three days was very worthwhile. We loved the history in each of the keyed locations, as well as the mines. Thank you Burra for offering such... More 

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