Mintaro Heritage Walk

Historical walk Facts
Type
Self-guided heritage walk with brochure
Suitable for
Walking
Difficulty
Easy
Region
Clare Valley
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 2 map PDFs
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Photos
5 photos
Travel time from Adelaide
1-2 hours
Mintaro Heritage Walk

About the Historical walk

Mintaro is an historic town in the eastern Clare Valley. The entire town of Mintaro was declared a State Heritage Area in 1984. The town was founded in 1854 by Joseph and Henry Gilbert. Originally, and for several years, Mintaro was a busy watering stop for throngs of bullock teams travelling the Gulf Road between the copper mining town of Burra and Port Wakefield, transporting copper and coal for the Patent Copper Company, however this traffic was reduced in 1852 as a result of the Victorian Gold Rush, eventually the town’s economy collapsed after 1857 when traffic was sent to the new railhead at Gawler.

Pick up the walk brochure from the Clare Valley Visitor Information Centre or download the walk brochure.

Photos

Walk Contributor

Walking SA

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Walking SA is the not-for-profit peak body that leads, promotes and supports all forms of walking in South Australia, including walking for recreation, transport, health, wellbeing, organised events, adventure, environmental appreciation and fun experiences. Our vision is to see more people walking more often.