Cultural Caper Adelaide Walking Tour
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Cultural Caper Adelaide Walking Tour

2 h
By walk
About this activity
The Culture Capers walking tour of Adelaide visits the following sites:
• 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)
• South African War Memorial - Discuss South Australia's contribution to Boer War, casualties, significance of statue (5 min)
• Government House - outline history, mention noted governors, ghost reference and outline of murder in the 1800's ( 10 min)
• Dame Roma Mitchell Statue - Brief overview of Dame Roma Mitchells career and the importance of her work and legacy ( 5 min)
• South Australian Busts - talk about noted South Australians on busts including Sir Mark Oliphant, William Bragg, Mary Lee, Howard Florey (10 min)
• Venere Di Canova Statue - discuss significance of statue (5 min)
• Adelaide Club - brief history, current use and connection to Venere Di Canova Statue ( 4 min)
• Matthew Flinders Statue - overview of Flinder's career, significance to Australia and South Australia, legacy ( 5min)
• War Memorial - mention its significance, point out sculpted figures and their meaning (5 min)
• Old Destitute Asylum/Migration Museum - discuss relevance and history of site, conditions of inmates, subsequent and current use (10 min)
• Science Centre - Talk about usage of building - connection with Sir Douglas Mawson (5 min)
• Artlab - outline usage of building and its inhabitants - significant project pieces completed (5 min)
• 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)
• Art Gallery - history of Art Gallery, benefactors, collections, buildings and architecture (5 min)
• Adelaide University site including Mitchell Building, Elder Building and Bonython Hall - discuss brief history of Adelaide University, its historic buildings and benefactors (8 min)
• Previous Royal Exhibition Building in Adelaide University grounds - history of showgrounds, buildings, use, famous people attached (3 min)
• Museum - history of Museum, benefactors, collections, buildings and architecture (5 min)
• State Library - history, collections, architecture particularly of Institute Building, associated stories and people connected with it (10 min)
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  • Local guide
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Jenny H
5 | 2018-04-03

I would highly recommend this walking tour as an orientation to the city of Adelaide. Graham, the guide from Down to Earth tours was very welcoming and he displayed an excellent knowledge of the distinctive history of Adelaide and the cultural district along North Terrace. Even though I was the only participant on this tour, it still operated, which I was grateful for. Jenny

Tracey L
5 | 2017-09-30

The Cultural Caper Adelaide Walking tour was a great way to see some of the history of Adelaide that you might otherwise miss. I greatly appreciated the fact that Graeme continued the tour even though I was the only one booked on the Sunday morning. We had an excellent two hours exploring North Terrace.. Graeme was very knowledgeable and had a folder of images showing the buildings as first built which helped the visitor to appreciate the development of Adelaide since its inception based on utopian ideas. The tour was well paced and there was plenty of time to contemplate the work that had gone into to developing the buildings with the available construction equipment. I came away with a lot of appreciation for the city and the people that have built the city over the years. The Cultural Caper Adelaide Walking Tour is a great experience.

Geoff C
5 | 2016-12-16

We took this tour while in Adelaide on a cruise. Great walking tour. Graeme was very informed and we would recommend this tour to anyone interested in Adelaide's history. Meeting the Governor's wife was an unexpected highlight.

5 | 2016-12-05

This was a wonderful surprise. Our guide is 3rd generation Adelaide and even though there were only 2 of us, he did not cancel the tour. It happened to be the annual Christmas parade, with 300,000 people lining the street. We connected downtown, he modified the tour so we were away from the parade and had the city to ourselves. What FUN! He took us to out of the way places and made sure we got back for the end of the parade with bag piper and confetti and then got us into the beautiful library which looks like it came direct from Harry Potter. After our tour was finished, he gave us ideas and directions for the remainder of the day. Strongly recommend.



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