Farrell Flat

Farrell Flat

Once the heart of a thriving farming community, Farrell Flat today is a fascinating town with a strong regional heritage. It is located on the old copper trail to the south west of Burra and was once the stopover point for bullock and mule teams transporting copper ore to Port Wakefield, a time when there was enough work for three resident blacksmiths. In 1880, the railway was put through, connecting the town to Burra in the north and Riverton in the south. Today, it has retained its own identity, with a cafe and meeting house, engineering business and grain silos. There are some interesting town walks including the historical railway station, as well as the nearby Heysen and Mawson Trails for hiking enthusiasts.