Yorke and Lower North

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A small town in the northern section of the Mount Lofty Ranges, on the main road between Adelaide and Broken Hill. Burra is 156km north of Adelaide.

Burra is one of Australia's oldest mining settlements - copper was first discovered in 1845 and mining brought boom growth to the area. By 1877, when minin ceased, the town had a population of around 5,000. In recent years, mining of low-grade copper by open-cut methods has been established.


Average summer day temperature: 29.5°C
Average winter day temperature: 13.2°C
Average annual rainfall: 632.1mm
Average clear days: 103.0

Located in the picturesque Mount Lofty Ranges, this samll town was named after Clare in Ireland. The Clare Valley has become famous for it's wines, wool, and dairy production. Visitors to the area can visit the many historic 19th century buildings,. including the old police station that now serves as a museum. The 'Sentimental Bloke', C.J.Dennis is one of the Clare district's most famous sons.




Located on the southern tip of the Yorke Peninsula and 230km west of Adelaide, Yorketown is surrounded by saltpans. It is the retail and educational service centre for the surrounding rural district.