TRAILS

minetrailKAPUNDA MINE TRAIL
The trail tracks the perimeter of Australia's first commercial mine which commenced production after the discovery of copper in 1842. The 1.5km walk takes about 30 minutes to complete. Interpretive signs explain how the ore was mined and the original tailings at the site creates an interesting 'moonscape' terrain.
In 1984 the mine site was placed on the Register of State Heritage
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heritagetrailTHE HERITAGE TRAIL
The Heritage Trail is a 10km drive or walk around the town of Kapunda featuring historic buildings and locations.  The area was settled in 1839 by pastoralists and the discovery of copper three years later lead to a period of prosperity, expansion and wealth.  A few local and prominent residents have made their mark in the books of history and other interesting stories have survived.  More information is available from the Kapunda Visitor Information Centre.


THE McLEOD'S TRAIL
Remember the TV series? Well here's where it all took place. The countryside, the barns and farms, windmills and paddocks - it was all part of the real deal.  Many a time locals would come across cameras and crews in a paddock, a Main Street, stockyards or one of the many lovely old buildings in and around the area as filming for the series was taking place.  Sometimes they were invited onto the set as extras! The mcLeod's Trail is a self driving trail. Pick up a map from the Kapunda Visitor Centre.










THE KIDMAN HORSE TRAIL
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Kidman Trail provides a range of horse riding, cycling and walking experiences. The route links the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu regions to Kapunda traveling through the picturesque Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley. The trail takes its name from Sir Sidney Kidman, a Kapunda based businessman.  One of his business arms included horse breeding.  Many of the Light horses of WW1 were Kidman stock.  The trail utilizes forest tracks, roadways and unmade road reserves.