Round Journey: approximately 3.25 hours driving time.
A further 45minutes north of Burra will see you visiting the heritage township of Terowie, where in 1942 US General Douglas MacArthur, whilst transferring trains, made his famous Battle of the Philippines speech saying “I came out of Bataan and I shall return”.
Another 15 minutes will take you to Peterborough, home of the Steamtown Heritage Museum and a former significant railhead in South Australia. The impressive early colonial architecture of the town is testament to its significance in the history of the state. Or, if you are on your way home to the east, this road, the Barrier Highway, will take you to Broken Hill in around a further 4hours.
From Peterborough you can head home through some of SA’s richest mixed farming areas, visiting the prosperous town of Jamestown, Bundaleer Forest and eventually into Clare and back to Mintaro ( 1.5 hours) ready for a drink and dinner within walking distance of your accommodation.