The Kidman Connection

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The Kidman Connection, is a walking or driving tour of Kapunda, highlighting places connected with Sir Sidney Kidman. ( A detailed self guided tour brochure is available from the Kapunda Visitor Information Centre).

Known as the “Cattle King” Sir Sidney Kidman, he lived in Kapunda from the 1880’s to 1921. From here he managed a pastoral empire and became the largest land owner in Australia. Upon retirement in 1921, he donated his home ‘Eringa’ to the Education Department. Since 1922 his home has been part of Kapunda High School.

A Mural and Bust is located in the Post Office quadrangle and his famous horse sales (the largest in the southern hemisphere) were held directly behind the historic North Kapunda Hotel.

The book ‘The Forgotten King’ by Jill Bowen is available for purchase at the Light Country Visitor Information Centre.

Our ‘Taste of the Region’ Interpretive Display and Kidman Exhibition are located in the Light Country Visitor Information Centre is a must see and contains memorabilia of Sir Sidney Kidman.


Carpark Family Friendly Interpretive Centre Public Toilet

Internet Access

Free Wifi



Disabled Assistance

Caters for limited mobility


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


Australian Tourism Accreditation


Free Entry

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