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Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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2 hours
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Adult(s) x (Age 18 To 59)
Children x (Age 5 To 17)
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Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Overview

  1. Adelaide Town Hall - Introduction including brief history of Adelaide and its development, route of tour, duration and other housekeeping. Talk about early local government in South Australia and ground-breaking activities occurring in Adelaide Town Hall. Discuss previous use of buildings and current use. (10 min)
  2. Adina Apartments/Previously Treasury Building - Discuss history of building, tunnels, courtyard, famous people who have visited, role of Cabinet prior to 1968 (10 min)
  3. John McDouall Stuart Statue - story of Stuart, role he played in exploration, his legacy ( 5 min)
  4. State Admin Centre - Brief overview of buildings and current use for State Government ministers and staff ( 2 min)
  5. Victoria Square - talk about history of square, indigenous connections, development of square (10 min)
  6. Queen Victoria Statue - discuss significance of statue (3 min)
  7. Charles Cameron Kingston Statue - overview of Kingston's career, personality, contribution, legacy ( 10 min)
  8. Torrens Building - overview of history of building, inhabitants including Sir Richard Torrens, Land title system( 4 min)
  9. Sir Francis Xavier Cathedral - mention its significance, history, architecture, relevance today (10 min)
  10. Mother Mary Mackillop Statue - Story of Mackillop - her sainthood, order of nuns, charity work (5 min)
  11. SA Water Building - Talk about usage of building - educational focus (2 min)
  12. Dame Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts - outline usage of building and its inhabitants - types of courts contained in building(3 min)
  13. Magistrates Court - brief overview and history of court building, usage, stories of noted lawyers attached, subsequent and current use of site (5 min)
  14. Supreme Court - history of court building, architecture, usage (5 min)
  15. Sir Samuel Way Court Building - history including its previous life as a department store and legacy of marble staircase, usage (10 min)
  16. Three Rivers Fountain - story regarding erection of fountain, history, significance (4 min)
  17. Transport - history of trams, trains in area(5 min)
  18. Former SGIC Building - history, architecture and associated stories (2 min)
  19. Former Harbour Board Building - engineering feat, architecture, history (5 min)
  20. Former MLC Building - significance in our history (3 min)
  21. GPO Building - history including clock tower and notable citizens connected with building (7 min)

Information

Includes:
  • Small-group tour
  • Local guide
Excludes:
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Meeting Point

Adelaide Town Hall
Departure Time:
10am
Return Details:
Concludes infront of the GPO Building, King William Street, Adelaide at approximately 12pm
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