What do Midnight Oil, Colin Thiele and the world's 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 National Heritage listed 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.
You'll stay in historic cottages, raise a glass in welcoming country pubs and wake to iconic landscapes tht are the stuff of Australia's identity.
The National Listed Heritage Town of Burra is synonymous with copper mining, and there is a wealth of mining heritage readily accessible to all. Apart from the mining past, history buffs will find much of interest in the Hallett, Terowie and Eudunda areas, and Robertstown is a great stepping off point for the some of the eco-tourism attractions of the area.
The Burra and Goyder region has a wide diversity of attractions to offer visitors. Apart from the friendliness and old fashioned service for which country towns are renowned, there are also many things to see and do.he entire Burra and Goyder area features untouched rural views, from rolling hills and valleys, to breathtaking gorges and lagoons. For the outdoors types, the region is an excellent place for eco-tourism. Walks, bike rides, flora and fauna, and drive tours - we have it all.
Interested in arts, crafts, and antiques (and who can resist browsing and perhaps purchasing something special as a memento of their visit)? - then you will be well catered for in Burra and Goyder.
While you are here, enjoy the accommodation, food (and pubs). The Burra and Goyder region offers many unique dining experiences - from a quiet bistro meal in a country hotel, light snacks, takeaways and devonshire teas, to a 3-course indulgence at one of our specialised restaurants. For just a drink, call in to one of the many pubs in the region. There are also a number of outlets retailing locally produced delicacies for which this region is establishing a good reputation.