With its vibrant culture built on world famous festivals, food and wine, cosmopolitan Adelaide is an elegant city with a rich past and a passion for fine living. Its historic buildings, gardens, wide boulevards and over 7 square kilometres of green parklands circling the city centre make Adelaide truly unique. This tour gives you a great introduction to Adelaide, see Victoria Square, cosmopolitan Gouger Street, the many Terraces, River Torrens and elegant Parliament House. Visit Haighs Chocolates for a factory tour, stop at St Peter’s Cathedral and enjoy panoramic views over Adelaide from Montefiore Hill.
Recommended Fitness Level: Low – coach tour with short walks required at Adelaide Oval.
Walk along the colourful, stall-lined passageways of the Adelaide Central Market and taste the best of local, South Australian fresh produce. Meet the stall owners and take in the 150 years of marketplace history, making this the true food and culture centre of Adelaide.
With more than 70 specialist stalls, the market is overflowing with so much fresh local produce it will be hard not to leave without a few delicious treats.
Your friendly guide will help you get acquainted with the sights, smells, sounds and colourful characters of bustling market life as you weave your way through the corridors lined with specialty stalls. You’ll be sure to work up an appetite while exploring the markets so some tasty samples will be included along the way.
Enjoy freshly brewed coffee and sample stall produce as you wander through the markets before returning to the Indian Pacific.
Recommended Fitness Level: Moderate – a walking tour through the Market aisles and stalls.
Your walking guide will introduce you to some of the sights of the city while sharing stories about the old and new of the North Terrace precinct, including how Adelaide got its name along with some quirky facts that few people know.
Adelaide is the site of many government and financial institutions, most of which are concentrated in the city centre along the cultural boulevards of North Terrace.
Your guide will point out highlights including Parliament and Government houses, Sir Donald Bradman statue, War Memorial, South Australian Museum, Old Police Barracks and Armoury, Migration Museum, Adelaide Oval and St Peter’s Cathedral.
After working up an appetite, finish your walk at the historic Adelaide Oval where you will enjoy a light, continental breakfast, before you return to the Indian Pacific to continue your journey.
Recommended Fitness Level: High – walking tour of approximately 3 kilometres – some stairs.
*This tour operates October to April.
Go behind closed doors and discover hidden secrets and relive celebrated moments at the Adelaide Oval. Witness the unique integration of the Oval’s iconic heritage blended seamlessly with world-class facilities.
Access restricted areas and experience the roar of the crowd as you take to the ground through the interactive players’ race. This immersive experience will allow you to feel first-hand, the spine tingling experience of game day.
Your expert guide will take you through the Sheffield Shield Museum followed by an exclusive tour of Sir Donald Bradman’s private collection, a must-see compilation of personal mementos and cricket memorabilia from the greatest batsman in cricket history.
You will then step into living history as you explore inside the iconic scoreboard. Following your immersive tour experiences, you can enjoy a light continental style breakfast and continue to soak up the atmosphere of Adelaide Oval.
Recommended Fitness Level: Moderate – short walks required.