Getting there – Maps
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All rural properties in the Burra and Urila area are identified by a standard Rural Road Number (RRN).
A rural address has three key elements: a Rural Road Number, a Road Name and a Locality; eg: 35 Badgery Road, Burra.
Rural road numbering is a permanent and easy-to-follow way of identifying and locating properties in a logical sequence along any road in rural areas.
Rural road numbers are similar to the street number used in urban areas, the only difference being that rural road numbers are determined by the distance of the main property entrance from the start of the road.
Rural road numbers (RRN's) are calculated by dividing the distance in metres from the start of the road by 10 and rounding down to an odd number (for properties on the left) or an even number (for properties on the right) as required.
For example, a property numbered 93 would be situatated on the left side of the road and the entrance would be 930m from the start of the road. If the property was number 124, the entrance would be on the right-hand side of the road, 1.24 km from the start of the road.
Things to do in Burra and Urila
Facilities: Electric barbeque, picnic area, childrens' playground, public toilets
Please note: No horse riding. Dogs to be kept on leash. No camping.
More information: Burra Hall and Park
Activities: bushwalking, nature walks, picnics;
Facilities: Electric barbeques, public toilets
Please note: The foreshores of the Googong Dam are managed as a water catchment, wildlife refuge and public recreation area.
No dogs, no motorbikes, no camping. ACT Rangers patrol the area. Open 8 am to 5 pm (to 7 pm during daylight saving); closed on total fire ban days
More information: ACT Government – Territory and Municipal Services: Googong Foreshores
Glenbog Plant Nursery
314 Plummers Road, Burra
Lavender plant nursery;
Lavender products for sale;
Bare rooted and advanced deciduous trees;
Tube stock always available;
Gardening consultancy service – let us help you create a garden that will survive the tough times.
Open Wednesday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
Telephone: 0402 024 204
Avalance Homestead in the quiet seclusion of the Tinderry Mountains offers the
comforts of a fine hotel combined with the personal welcome you'd expect when you stay with friends.
The homestead has three guest rooms each with en-suite private bathrooms.
Frank and Faye Biddle have won both local and national tourism awards for this beautiful property - a working sheep and cattle station. A unique, relaxing stay in quality accommodation awaits.
Visit the Avalanche Homestead website for more details, including features, tours and attractions and a contact form.
Most roads in Burra and Urila are narrow, without much room on the road shoulder to avoid road hazards. Please drive to road conditions.
Remember to dip your high beam at night.
Above all else, slow down on our roads, don't tailgate, and enjoy the scenery.
Please drive slowly on our dirt roads. Loose stone surfaces can be a driving hazard. Dust from dirt roads can be a health hazard to the neighbours.
Many of the dirt roads in the Burra area are private roads that are maintained by landholders.
When approaching an oncoming car on a dirt road, slow down and move safely to the edge of the road. Do not overtake another vehicle on a dirt road unless you are waved past by the driver.
Sharing the road with our native wildlife
The local roads of Burra and Urila are also home to a variety of wildlife. Motorists should beware of kangroos, echidnas and wombats that are frequent roadside travellers, particularly at night, dusk and dawn. Kangaroos, in particular, like to visit the roadside edges to graze at night. They are often startled by cars and other vehicles and are easily blinded by car headlights.
If you see a kangaroo on the road, slow down (or stop if it is safe to do so). This will allow the animal to jump away to safety. Dip your high beam to avoid blinding the animal.
Wombats are often seen on our roads, particularly at night. They are slow moving, but can move suddenly and quickly if frightened. If you see a wombat, slow down and let it get off the road before proceeding.
If you collide with a native animal and it is injured or killed (it may have a joey in its pouch), or you find an injured animal or bird on the roads in Burra and Urila, phone Wildcare on 6299 1966 for advice. This is a 24 hour telephone service.