Kapunda Heritage Trail

Agri, Mining and Industry

The 10 kilometre ‘Kapunda Heritage Trail’ meanders past the town’s historic buildings, churches and remnants of bygone eras.

Feel the rich history and character that shaped Kapunda, Australia’s oldest commercial copper mining town (1844) and home of Sir Sidney Kidman ‘The Cattle King’ (1870 – 1921).

Stop at the historic mine site and follow the walking trail past the Steel Horse Statue, Whim, Open Cut Mine and Chimney.

Drive past Sir Sidney’s Kidman’s former home “Eringa”, officially used as part of Kapunda High School since 1922. Eringa was burnt down in 2022 and is currently in the planning stage to rebuild and restore.

During the boom period between the 1840s – 1870s, the town flourished, which developed strong, independent businesses and manufacturing. Visit the Museum (renowned as one of Australia’s finest folk museums). Open everyday from 1pm to 4pm.

Kapunda exudes a pleasant appeal, which, in part, emanates from the ornate, well-preserved, main precinct buildings.

Stay and have lunch at one of the historic hotels, bakeries or cafe’s.

Local accommodation and most community services are available. Kapunda is an RV friendly town.

Pick up a Heritage Trail map from the Light Country Visitor Information Centre situated in the Main Street or download the Discover the Light app from your Apple or Android app store.


Carpark Picnic Area Public Toilet

Internet Access

Free Wifi



Disabled Assistance

Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access


Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Tourism Industry Council of SA Visitor Information Centre


Visitor Information Centre National Accreditation


Free Entry

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