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Kapunda Mine Trail

Perry Road, Kapunda, South Australia 5373, Australia
+61 8 8525 3200
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Follow the map and street directions

The knowledgeable lady at the info centre gave us a good talk on history of Kapunda, directed us to... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Bullis H
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Balranald, Australia
A very important part of South Australian history - and economy in the 1800s

Brilliant!! Well signed pathway takes in the various activities of this copper mine which saved SA... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
ptee95
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Adelaide, South Australia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Perry Road, Kapunda, South Australia 5373, Australia
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The knowledgeable lady at the info centre gave us a good talk on history of Kapunda, directed us to the basement exhibition and then recommended the mine trail around town. Great to see so much preserved from the busy, early years of the town and...More

Thank Bullis H
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Brilliant!! Well signed pathway takes in the various activities of this copper mine which saved SA. Has a horse made of metal illustrating how the mine functioned. Explanation plates give a good appreciation of how the place operated. A place which should be visited to...More

Thank ptee95
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

As someone keen on geology, my husband was in his element examining this site of the first commercial mine in the country. Unlike many old mine sites, the layout of the mine is still clear and the green copper stains in the rocks hint at...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We did this trail some time ago, and it is certainly of great interest to people wanting to know about South Australia's past, in particular about how mining contributed to the development of thetown and State. Kapunda with it fine old buildings speaks of the...More

1  Thank Annasus2016
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This takes about an hour or so to walk around, maybe longer if you stop and read everything like me. I fell in love with the horse sculpture made out of scrap metal. A tribute to all the hard work that horses did along with...More

1  Thank lindatAdel
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

It is only a 1.6km walk but there is lots to look at and read. You can see the different colours of the copper and how it must of looked. I was interested to learn about the children and how they worked at a young...More

Thank Judi R
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

An interesting walk on a bright winters day. Well signposted with a range of historic information. Access at 2 different points that meant you could walk the whole circuit or just visit the top section. Pets on leads allowed. On the day we visited there...More

Thank Kristin H
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Copper was discovered in Kapunda in 1862 whilst two landowners were out searching for their cattle. Samples were sent to Wales for analysis and the results indicated that, at this time, it was the richest copper in the world. It was not long before Miners...More

Thank Rochdale42
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Kapunda has such a rich mining history, and one that spread out across more than just the mines, so a drive was in order to see it all. From pubs to churches and everything in between, Drive 17 takes visitors across the whole of the...More

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Spend a couple of hours here. Signage good and easy to visualise the folk who lived and worked here. We brought N Z visitors and they were impressed. It is a work in progress - I think for the unemployed, so can only get better....More

Thank Macrae74
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The Kapunda Mine site / trail is considered to be suitable for all age groups. A horse and 'whim' have recently been installed to give people a better understanding of how the mine worked. You may also consider... More
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