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Burra and Kingston SE walking trails earn nomad nods


Two regional South Australia walking opportunities for mature-age travellers have received finalist nominations in the Grey Nomad awards.


The Burra Heritage Passport – a tourism initiative rolled out by the Regional Council of Goyder in South Australia – has been recognised as an awards finalist after proving to be a heavily sought-after package for tourists.


The tourism package, popular for visitors aged 50 or over, has been shortlisted in the 2021 Best Grey Nomad Trail category.


The District Council of Kingston in South Australia's south-east also was recognised as a finalist for its coastal walking trail.


Kingston SE on the Limestone Coast boasts an enviable network of sealed, all access, well lit trails that provide safe and non-undulating walking options. Stretching 10 kilometres along grass, dunes and beach foreshore, the trails link the town centre, Caravan and RV Parks and picturesque Maria Creek. Included on the trails are 35 historic markers and numerous public artworks


Awards Director, Kim Morgan, said the Grey Nomad Awards acknowledges the offerings of organisations which connect mature age tourists with the riches of regional site-seeing with distinguished service.

“In this way, the Awards are fostering a better lifestyle for over 50s by providing verified information that will guide their decisions on where to travel safely in 2022, where to stay and what to experience along the way.”
“This means we especially want to acknowledge the tremendous commitment that the Council and other finalists demonstrated in creating great experiences this past year."

Burra's ‘passport’ works as an admission ticket for tourists vying to explore heritage sites including the Redruth Gaol, Unicorn Brewery Cellars, and the Miners Dugouts.


Holders of the passport also benefit from discounted entry to the Bon Accord Mine Museum and can spend as long as they like at any or all of the locations on offer.


Winners in all categories will be announced on the 4th of March.