Blinman

The ruins of the Blinman mine are set against a stunning backdrop of hilly countryside in South Australia’s highest town. Explore the peaceful Chambers Gorge for a chance to see Aboriginal petroglyphs.

The Blinman Mine experience will take you back to the 1880s when hauling copper to the smelter on the surface was a daily exercise. Tours run regularly, with seasonal changes.

See the ‘Big Kibble Bucket’, the 2.5-metre copper structure by Adelaide artist Leanne Hamilton, featuring recycled copper items from the Blinman mining area.

On Parachilna Gorge Road, Wadna proudly showcases Adnyamathanha art including hand-carved artefacts, jewellery and painting. Book a tour of Parachilna Gorge or Dingly Dell.

At Blinman, you can travel north to Wirrealpa Station, Chambers Gorge, Wearing Gorge and the Stirrup Iron Range to Yunta Road. Or travel onto Arkaroola via this route, but the road conditions can vary, so most travellers to Arkaroola do so via Leigh Creek and Copley.

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