Kapunda - SA



DEG: -34.33871 138.91644
DMS: 34º 20' 19.36" S 138º 54' 59.19" E
UTM: 54 H 6198321mN 308339mE
Altitude: 255.19m


Place Type

Population - Town


71.64kms NorthEast of Adelaide - Driving 81.9 km (1 hour 12 mins)
667.12kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 770 km (8 hours 38 mins)

Address & Contact

2-10 Kapunda St
Kapunda SA 5373
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
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Kapunda was a keystone in the early development of South Australia. It has the distinction of being the oldest copper mining town in Australia, but not the oldest copper mine. The honour of this goes to Noarlunga, where a copper deposit was discovered and worked on the banks of the Onkaparinga River in May 1841. Discovered in 1842 Kapunda can be considered the birthplace of Australia's commercial mining history. Mining dominated the town for more than thirty years. When the mine closed in 1877, the town became the centre for a thriving pastoral industry and later the home of the world's largest private landowner, Cattle King Sir Sidney Kidman. He made the name Kapunda once again famous throughout Australia and the world for thirty years with his yearly horse sales.

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Closest Weather Station

Nuriootpa at 19/10:00am CST
Distance from Kapunda 17.32km SE
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Closest Climatic Station

Nuriootpa Viticultural
Distance from Kapunda 17.32km SE
Mean Max. °C30.029.525.721.917.414.013.414.817.820.725.227.1
Mean Min. °C14.514.611.
Mean Rain mm15.423.430.133.547.854.152.554.658.538.533.336.8

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