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Kapunda Cornish Pisky Trail

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Published February 26th 2023
An alternative way to explore more of Kapunda

Hiding around Kapunda are more than twenty mythical characters in the Cornish folklore. When copper was found in the 1840s, both Irish and Cornish immigrants came to live and help with the mines. They brought not only their skills but also their folklore story of Piskies. These creatures are thought to be cheerful and helpful although they can cause trouble at times, in a playful way, of course.

To assist you in your search, a free trail pack is available from the visitor information centre. It contains a map and information sheets as well as activities for the kids and a Cornish pasty recipe. I won't give too much away here, but some of the places you might want to check out include the main street, lookout, historic mine site and conservation reserve.

Do note that the Piskies you're looking for are not as colourful as those shown in the pack or on the website. In fact, they are actually quite difficult to spot, being almost similar in colour to the trees they attach themselves to. We've only managed to find about half of them. Anyhow, the trail did provide us with an alternative way to explore more of Kapunda.
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Why? An alternative way to explore more of Kapunda
When: Anytime
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free
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What an exciting adventure awaits. Whimsical history. Love it.
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|6690) 95 days ago
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