The Dares Hill Circuit is one hundred and sixty kilometres long, with much of it off-road. An easy day trip from Burra, this circuit takes in interesting ruins, grave-sites and the restored family home of the famous explorer and adventurer Sir Hubert Wilkins.
The Wilkins family was typical of the region… taking up a small holding after the larger squatter properties had been broken up in the 1870s. As you drive around the circuit you come to a highpoint after which the drive is named – Dares Hill.
With wide open spaces, occasionally a driver on this self-drive circuit will stumble across mobs of emus. They along with the Nadjuri people were at home here well before the first pastoralists moved in.
Each ruin along the way represents a family saga and says so much about the tenacity of those who first settled here. This drive offers the perfect mix of spectacular terrain, heritage and plenty of Australian wildlife.