Lot /4 Railway Parade , Kapunda , SA 5373 , Australia View hotel location on the map
Traditional hosted bed & breakfast in this majestic 150 year old colonial building renovated with 21st century comforts.
Only 5 minutes walk from the main street of Kapunda. Visit the first copper mine in Australia. It is only 80km north of Adelaide and is a pleasant 20 minute drive to the Barossa Valley or 50 minutes to the Clare Valley.
Our rooms include deluxe suite, upstairs & downstairs suites. All rooms come with bath robes, daily complimentary port and chocolates. Includes a self catering continental breakfast.
Kapunda Station Bed & Breakfast was originally the old Kapunda Railway Station, now lovingly converted to a hosted B&B. It is listed on the National Estate Register (No 7297) and State Heritage (No 14436). The Kapunda Railway Station design and construction bears the hallmarks of the finest Colonial public buildings. The building successfully combines Anglo and Hispanic architecture and was probably designed by Edward Angus Hamilton. Governor, Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell, officially opened the building on The 13th of August 1860. It was the largest railway station outside of Adelaide and played a significant role in conveying the products from the Kapunda and Burra mines to Port Adelaide for export. Now you can experience the atmosphere of this fine colonial building only one hour from Adelaide.
Robert Stephenson himself especially designed two D Class locomotives, Nos 8 & 9. During this period it is believed the explorers Burke & Wills remains were brought to the railway station for shipment to Victoria. The station was believed to have been visited by the son of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert in 1875.
Sister Mary MacKillop and Sir Sidney Kidman used the railway station as did many other famous Australians such as the WWII heroine Nurse Vivienne Bullwinkle. The railway station played a crucial role in the growth of Kapunda and the state of South Australia. Its unique design makes it a key feature on the Kapunda Heritage trail.
Check in from: 2:00 pm
Check out by: 10:00 am
Only 5 minutes walk from the main street of Kapunda.
From Adelaide you can follow either the Main North Road or the new Northern Expressway which will bring you out on the A20 Sturt Highway (Gawler by-pass)
-turn left onto the A32 Main North Road,
-then right onto the B81 Thiele Highway which will take you straight into Kapunda. Lookout for the blue street signs.
-turn left at the Police Station (Coghill Street),
-then left again at Railway Road. This will lead you straight into the large Kapunda Station B&B car park, but be careful crossing over Railway Parade
There is ample on site car parking available at the station, even room for trailers, caravans and buses.