Bungaree & Burra UnEarthed
This tour offers an insight into the early settlement of the Clare and Burra Regions. Full narration of this fascinating time in SA history
A Clare Valley experience like no other. Clare Valley Tours offer an insightful fun filled day(s), engaging with the locals, travelling back tracks, going where others can’t go, views that others don’t experience.
We’re no ordinary show, we like to do extraordinary.
We are ONLY Industry Accredited Tour Operator in The Clare.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- All Fees and Taxes
- Entry/Admission - Bungaree Station
- Entry/Admission - Burra Copper Mine
What's excluded :
- Lunch - Lunch is at own cost
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Bungaree Station, 431 Bungaree Road (Off Highway B82), Clare, South Australia 5453 Australia
We begin an absorbing day with a tour of historic Bungaree Station, an important part of South Australia’s pastoral history located on the northern outskirts of Clare.
The name comes from the aboriginal word “Bungurrie”, meaning “My Country” or “Place of Deep Water” and the station’s story begins on Christmas Day, 1841, when it was purchased as grazing land by the Hawker brothers.
It would become an extensive farming property running around 100,000 merino sheep across almost 70,000 hectares. Today it remains outwardly unchanged and is run as a mixed farm by the fourth, fifth and sixth generations of the Hawker Family.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Burra Copper Mine, Burra, South Australia Australia
By mid-morning we’ll be on our way to Burra. We’ll travel via Spalding - the half-way point of the Heysen and Mawson trails – and past the Bundaleer water channels, a significant part of the state’s engineering history.
As we enter Burra we’ll pass the Midnight Oil House, immortalised on the cover of the band’s 1987 album Diesel and Dust, and we’ll swing past Mount Bryan, birthplace of Australian polar explorer, pilot and World War Two photographer Sir Hubert Wilkins. This a glimpse into the relatively unknown story of a remarkable local man who, with fellow pilot Carl Ben Eielson, became the first men to fly across the north and south poles in the same year.
Once in Burra, enjoy some free time to grab some lunch and wander around the cafes and antique stores before you unlock the age-old secrets of this charming town with the unique passport key. The key is included in your Burra Unearthed fee and grants you instant access to the town’s most intriguing sites, including the Redruth Gaol, Unicorn Brewery, the Monster Mine and the Miners Dugouts.
This expedition ends a fascinating day where you’ll have got up close and personal with the Mid-North’s fascinating past. We’ll have you home by 5pm.
Duration: 6 hours
Departure Point :8 Spring Gully Rd, Clare SA 5453, Australia
Traveler pickup is offered
Outside Clare locality pick up available - additional fees apply. Please contact Clare Valley Tours for details
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.