Adelaide Walking

Adelaide Walks

One of the best ways to discover Adelaide is by strapping on your walking shoes and treading the pavement and bush walks that are scattered all throughout the city. There is a wide range of hiking trails, guided and self guided walks to be taken all of which reveal a different aspect of the city and introduce you little by little to its major attractions and hidden gems.

Adelaide City Council Self Guided Walks

The Adelaide City Council has put together a whole range of self guided walks you can print from the internet and take with you.

Baptist Church Adelaide

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These have been designed to introduce you to different layers of the city from its park lands to urban artwork and cultural sites. The Famous Faces and Commemorative Places walk guides you along North Terrace in the city’s CBD and includes many of Adelaide’s important memorials and statues. The historical walk along the High Street guides you along Adelaide’s oldest main street and includes many historically important buildings. Some of the city’s oldest edifices are part of this walk including the North Adelaide Institute and Post Office; the Baptist Church built in 1850 in the Venetian style and the former fire station, which was built in 1866.

An essential stop on this walk is to sample the delights at Perryman’s Bakery. This Adelaide icon has been baking piping hot breads and pastries since the early 1850’s. The other Adelaide City Council self guided walks are – Marvellous Mansions, Cottages and Castles, the Stanley Street Stroll, From Hercules to Heaven, Paddocks to Picnic Grounds and the Village in the City. They are all between one and two hours and suitable for people of all fitness levels.

Adelaide Gaol Walking Tours

The Adelaide Gaol is one of the oldest buildings in the city and a guided walk around the site reveals fascinating historical information and anecdotes from a darker side to the city’s past. One of the most popular walks at the gaol is the Ghost Tour,, which is available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and takes in some

Exploring the Adelaide Hills

Adelaide hills

A web of trails is awaiting you in the Adelaide Hills and they connect National Parks, wineries and historic townships. The top three hiking trails in this area are considered to be – the Kidman Trail, the Mawson Trail and the Yurrebilla Trail. These are relatively long hiking trails so in addition to walking, some people choose to cycle or go by horse. Completing the entire trail is a wholly satisfying experience, but you can choose to dabble in the paths too by walking sections of the trails. The Kidman Trail takes in the Mt. Lofty Range and includes sites of great natural beauty and local historical importance.

The Mawson Trail is a great choice for wine lovers as it wends its way through the Barossa Valley and includes spectacular views of the vineyards as well as travelling through impressive eucalyptus forest. The Yurrebilla Trail starts at the Belair Train Station and ends at Athelstone on the Torrens River. The trail is 54 kilometres long and takes in some of the region’s best attractions including the Cleland Wildlife Park, the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens and Waterfall Gully.


Port Adelaide

The Port Adelaide precinct of the city is home to a high percentage of the city’s historical buildings and homes from the colonial and Victorian eras. There are various self guided walks and guided walks taken by volunteers through the area. Along the way you can also stop off at some of the museums in the area including the National Railway Museum, the Maritime Museum and the Aviation Museum. By exploring the docks and surrounding area you can step into the past and learn more about how Adelaide has grown and evolved over the years.


Strolling Glenelg

Out along the coast, the Glenelg offers some relaxing and picturesque walking trails that wind along rugged coastline, through towering pine trees and around hidden coves. If exploring the area on foot, paying a visit to the Hallett Cove Conservation Park is a must as it is considered to be one of Australia’s most important geological and archaeological sites with fascinating rock formations that are remnants of an ice age 280 million years ago and around 2000 indigenous artefacts on display.

Date posted: 2nd October, 2017

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