Explore Burra and Moonta

Nestled in the heart of South Australia's mid-north, Burra and Moonta, on the northern coast of Yorke Penninsula, stand as living testaments to the rich heritage of Cornish mining that shaped the region's history. Visiting these charming towns offers a unique opportunity to delve into the Australian Cornish Mining history, where the remnants of the once-thriving mining industry come alive through well-preserved sites and engaging museums.

Burra, with its atmospheric stone cottages and historic mine sites, and Moonta, known as "Australia's Little Cornwall," with its iconic engine houses and vibrant festivals, invite visitors to explore a bygone era of innovation and community. For those who appreciate World Heritage sites, these towns are part of the Australian Cornish Mining Heritage Site, recognized for their outstanding universal value and authentic preservation of 19th-century mining landscapes.

Whether you're a history buff, a cultural enthusiast, or simply seeking a picturesque escape, Burra and Moonta promise a captivating journey through the legacy of Cornish miners who played a pivotal role in Australia's mining boom.

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Australian Cornish Mining Sites: Burra and Moonta - Barry Gamble and Graham Hancock