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Adelaide Walking Tour: Hills, Squares and Parklands

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Join an easy-paced 2 hour small-group walking tour around upper North Adelaide adjacent to the city of Adelaide. The focus of thes tours is on history, heritage and culture and covers not only the architecture and history of the varying buildings but also the people who have been associated with them, and the stories about Adelaide's development from colonial times to today. Most of the sites visited are public institutions, statues and monuments as well as private homes and tour participants, whether locals, interstate or from overseas get to experience the essence of what Adelaide is all about.

About This Deal

• Wellington Hotel - Introduction including brief history of Adelaide and North Adelaide and its development, route of tour, duration and other housekeeping. Discuss Wellington Hotel and its history. (10 min)
• Wellington Square - Discuss history of square, significance (5 min)
• Shop, Wellington Square - History, architecture (3 min)
• Cortina - discuss two-storeyed houses - history - occupants ( 3 min)
• House - cast-iron detailed - architecture and development ( 3 min)
• Clifton - History - previous owners (3 min)
• House, Jeffcott Street - discuss previous owner and his history (5 min)
• Lutheran Seminary - former Whinham College - History, architecture, developers of site (7 min)
• Gable House - story of previous occupant, architecture (5 min)
• Belmont House - History of house, previous occupants, architecture (4 min)
• Kingsmead - Design, history, previous occupants (4 min)
• Duncraig - History, occupants, pioneering connection (3 min)
• Victorian Bay-windowed villa - History, occupants, suicide story (5 min)
• Bishop's Court, Christ Church & Rectory - History, architecture, notable occupants (10 min)
• Undoolya - History, associated families (4 min)
• House from 1950's - history, occupants (3 min)
• Roche House - History, stories of occupants, architecture (3 min)
• Aquinas College - History - previous and current usage (3 min)
• Light's Vision - Montefiore Hill - History of site, of Colonel William Light, first public hanging (10 min)
• Carclew - History of house, occupants, connection with famous explorer (5 min)
• Twin cottages - History - previous occupants (3 min)
• Former Christ Church School - History, architecture (4 min)
• Previously Milford House Private Hotel - story of development, associated occupants (5 min)
• Victorian row of cottages - History, development (5 min)
• Former Primitive Methodist Church - History - previous and current usage (5 min)

Additional Information

  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Local guide

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and hotel drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point
The Wellington Hotel, 36 Wellington Square, North Adelaide SA 5006, Australia

Departure Time
10:00 AM

2 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Down to Earth Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Need To Know

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.