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Burra Passport Tour
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Burra
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Owner description: Unlock the secrets of Burra's heritage with our unique Passport Key. Burra’s unique Heritage Passport allows the visitor access to nine locked sites, including the Monster Mine area, Redruth Gaol, the underground Unicorn Brewery cellars and the Dugouts. Free entry to Burra’s Museums during their opening hours is now included with the cost of the passport! A comprehensive guide book details 49 historic sites over an 11 km driving trail. We've recently created an exciting digital experience to accompany the Burra Heritage Passport. Enquire at the Visitor Centre. The Passport is great value for money, with discounts given for concession card holders, seniors and National Trust members. School age children (with parents) are FREE! Available seven days a week from the Burra and Goyder Visitor Information Centre.
Reviewed January 7, 2014

We had a great time exploring burras heritage with the passport. You get given a key to let youself into various heritage sites in the town and around. It was a great idea and all the sites were beautifully kept and very interesting.

4  Thank mdkiwiNewZealand
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"own pace"
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"historic sites"
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"information centre"
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"great idea"
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"two days"
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"self guided tour"
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"tour takes"
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"worth the money"
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"engine house"
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"per person"
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"we spent hours"
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"great tour"
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"small town"
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Burra has an interesting history which can be explored in this unique way. With heritage listed sites scatted in and around the town, offering a 'passport key' to go and explore the sites works well. Being able to go in and enter the buildings, such as the Redruth Gaol and read about it's history in detail at your own time was fantastic. We had our key over one night, so we were checking out some of the sites at sunset. It provided a different sort of atmosphere, being the only two people crossing the yard of the old gaol as night time was coming quickly.

You are also provided a map to explore the areas which you do not require a key - the most impressive being the open cut mine pit, which looks spectacular; as well as the Old Burra Railway station that is currently being renovated.

4  Thank PaulyFrequentFlyer
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Had a fantastic couple of days in Burra. Even with one of the museums closed for renovation the passport system with information, map and key allowed you to visit venues at your own leisure. Great cultural heritage tourism system I wish more towns utilised.

1  Thank Lisa G
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

You need a car and at least one day to do this. For a small fee you'll get one key to several historic sites in various stages of disrepair. Some have been very well restored, some others not restored at all. You'll be able to roam around a "ghost town." Visit the old prison. See a couple of museums, old dugouts.... Honestly, one day is not enough. And this area is fascinatng. All you need to do is get that key, and look around - at your own pace.

2  Thank joe v
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Burra was fascinating. We had no idea that it was one of the oldest settlements in Australia. The copper mine was so interesting and the lady there very knowledgeable. The passport tour takes a while to get around. You could easily spend the whole day looking around. There is a lot of history in the area and it's great that the people of the town are doing so much to preserve it with many of the shops and housing being returned to their original glory.
The concept of the passport tour where they give you a key that you pay a deposit for to get into the attractions is a great idea. It allows you to go at your own pace.
You can only do so much wine tasting and the Burra tour was a great alternative.

1  Thank andream0402
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