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Cultural Caper Adelaide Walking Tour

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • 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

    The Culture Capers walking tour of Adelaide visits the following sites:

    1. Parliament House: Introduction including brief history of Adelaide and its development, route of tour, duration and other housekeeping. Talk about early government in South Australia and ground-breaking decisions made in Parliament including votes for women. Discuss Old and New Parliament House and intro of responsible government. (10 min)
    2. South African War Memorial - Discuss South Australia's contribution to Boer War, casualties, significance of statue (5 min)
    3. Government House - outline history, mention noted governors, ghost reference and outline of murder in the 1800's ( 10 min)
    4. Dame Roma Mitchell Statue - Brief overview of Dame Roma Mitchells career and the importance of her work and legacy ( 5 min)
    5. South Australian Busts - talk about noted South Australians on busts including Sir Mark Oliphant, William Bragg, Mary Lee, Howard Florey (10 min)
    6. Venere Di Canova Statue - discuss significance of statue (5 min)
    7. Adelaide Club - brief history, current use and connection to Venere Di Canova Statue ( 4 min)
    8. Matthew Flinders Statue - overview of Flinder's career, significance to Australia and South Australia, legacy ( 5min)
    9. War Memorial - mention its significance, point out sculpted figures and their meaning (5 min)
    10. Old Destitute Asylum/Migration Museum - discuss relevance and history of site, conditions of inmates, subsequent and current use (10 min)
    11. Science Centre - Talk about usage of building - connection with Sir Douglas Mawson (5 min)
    12. Artlab - outline usage of building and its inhabitants - significant project pieces completed (5 min)
    13. Old Police Barracks - brief overview and history of police force, usage of buildings, stories of noted policemen, subsequent and current use of site (10 min)
    14. Art Gallery - history of Art Gallery, benefactors, collections, buildings and architecture (5 min)
    15. Adelaide University site including Mitchell Building, Elder Building and Bonython Hall - discuss brief history of Adelaide University, its historic buildings and benefactors (8 min)
    16. Previous Royal Exhibition Building in Adelaide University grounds - history of showgrounds, buildings, use, famous people attached (3 min)
    17. Museum - history of Museum, benefactors, collections, buildings and architecture (5 min)
    18. State Library - history, collections, architecture particularly of Institute Building, associated stories and people connected with it (10 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

    Parliament House
    Departure Time:
    10am
    Return Details:
    Concludes in front of the State Library of South Australia on North Terrace, Adelaide at approximately 12pm
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