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Adelaide Walking Tour: Grand Mansions and Sub-Divisions

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Take an easy-paced 2 hour small-group walking tours around lower North Adelaide adjacent to the city of Adelaide. The focus of this 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.

What You'll Get

• North-east corner of Brougham Place & O'Connell Street - Introduction including brief history of Adelaide and North Adelaide and its development, route of tour, duration and other housekeeping.  Discuss Victorian Villa and its previous occupants. (8 min)
• Lincoln College - Discuss history of building, occupants, significance, connection with University of Adelaide (10 min)
• St Margarets - Former use of house, history, architecture, occupants (3 min)
• Taylor House - History - noted occupants, architecture ( 3 min)
• Federation Style House - History - story of owners - architecture ( 3 min)
• Nurney House - Historic and heritage value - occupants - architecture (3 min)
• St Andrews - History of house, architecture, previous owners (3 min)
• Georgian Style House - Architecture, reference to early colonial family (3 min)
• Victorian Villa - Architecture including iron foundry work, previous owners, history of house (3 min)
• Chichester Gardens Estate - History of estate, founder - occupier of limestone house (4 min)
• Sandstone villa - boom period buildings (3 min)
• Semi-detached cottages - German community connection (3 min)
• Row Houses - History - usage (3 min)
• Row Houses - cottages - usage (3 min)
• Kentish Arms Hotel - History - connection with the sport of Cricket - previous owners - current use (4 min)
• Semi-detached cottages - 1850's - history - occupiers (3 min)
• Semi-detached cottages - connection to first settlement (3 min)
• Cottage - German influence (3 min)
• Cottage - German inhabitants (3 min)
• Two storey limestone house - one of earliest houses in North Adelaide (4 min)
• Shop - reference to crest above doorway - usage of building (3 min)
• The Store Cafe - previous and current use (3 min)
• Lion Hotel and Former Malthouse - History, development, associated characters, current usage (5 min)
• St Mary's Catholic Church - reference to Mary Mackillop (5 min)
• Admaston - History - architecture - occupants (3 min)
• Sunnyside - History - architecture - previous owners (3 min)
• Semi-Detached Houses - 1870's (3 min)
• Sandstone Victorian residence - History - architecture - previous occupants ( 3 min)
• Hylands - Bluestone Villa - History, occupants (3 min)
• 3 Victorian Villas - History, current usage (4 min)
• Former Congregational Church and Lecture Hall - History, previous usage,  current usage (9 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 drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point
Da Vinci Ristorante, 10 O'Connell St, Adelaide SA 5006, Australia

Departure Time
10:00 AM

2 hours

Return Details
Brougham Gardens (Park 29), North Adelaide SA 5006, Australia

Voucher Info
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The Fine Print

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.

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