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The Kidman Connection



The Kidman Connection is a walking or driving tour of Kapunda, highlighting places connected with Sir Sidney Kidman.
Known as the "Cattle King" Sir Sidney Kidman, lived in Kapunda from the 1880's to 1921. From here he managed a pastoral empire and became the largest landowner in Australia. Visit (during school hours the Kapunda High School), which was his former home 'Eringa', donated to the Education Department in 1921. A Mural and Bust is located in the Post Office quadrangle and his famous horse sales were held directly behind the historic North Kapunda Hotel. The books the 'The Forgotten King' by Jill Bowen and the 'Extraordinary King' by Christo Reid are available for purchase and a detailed self guided tour brochure is also available from the Kapunda Visitor Information Centre.

Open seven days a week Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm - Saturday/Sunday and Public Holidays 10am to 4pm. Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day till noon.




  • Entity Facility

    Family Friendly
    Interpretive Centre
    Public Toilet

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled

    Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.
    Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.
    Disabled access available, contact operator for details

  • Activities


  • Membership

    Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
    Visitor Information Centre

  • Internet Access Point

    Free Wifi

  • Tourism Organisation

    Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation