Kapunda can be reached directly from Adelaide, or via the more scenic route through the Barossa Valley. It is located in the Australian state of South Australia. The town's name is derived from 'cappie oonda', an Aboriginal word which applied to a spring near the present town site.
Kapunda was the first mining town in the whole of Australia, after copper was found in the area, although the mines all closed in 1912. There is a very interesting walk that guides you around the mining area, as well as a great lookout that allows you to see across the region.
There is a very small selection of the best buildings and destinations around Kapunda. The best way to see the town is to purchase 'Discovering Historic Kapunda' from the Museum. It includes the Kapunda Heritage Trail which has an easy-to-follow drive around the town with a good map.
There are a couple of good museums which tell you about the history of the area, as well as a large bronze statue in remembrance to all of the miners and other things to do in the area. There are also some good places to stay, if you feel like a touch of history.