Take a journey through historic Adelaide and
immerse yourself in South Australia's heritage.

How it Began

A guided walking tour that takes a step beyond sightseeing to tell the story of Adelaide's unique history evolved from four years' experience as an accredited guide with the State library. The people and events of the past were mostly celebrated by static monuments, the stories behind those people and events tending to be missed.

Adelaide is unique in many respects; it differs from earlier Australian colonies in Australia in that South Australia was not a convict destination but was based on free settlement. Those early pioneers brought with them utopian ideas for a new society. Did they succeed?

Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring - this tour will show you everything.

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Adelaide has
an accessible history

The Tour

Tour Pricing


$30 / per person

  • Learn - early hopes for an utopian society.
  • Listen - explorers who opened up the country.
  • Uncover - the dark side of crime and punishment.


$10 / per person

  • Discover the history of South Australia.
  • Hear about the explorers who opened up the country.
  • Find out why the tiger lived in the library?

Family of Four

$70 / 2 adults, 2 children

  • Enjoy a two hour guided walk through the city.
  • Explore historic bulidings important to the city's heritage.
  • Uncover the secrets of our founding fathers.

Join me on a leisurely tour of Adelaide.

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Adelaide embraces
a mediterranean lifestyle

Your Guide

I was raised in time honoured Lancaster, its ancient origins nurturing a fascination for history and archaeology. My years as a stage performer and a writer of children's novels have developed in me the skills of a storyteller. My work with the State Library has exposed me to the rich history of this still fledgling colony. There are stories to tell and it will give me great pleasure to walk with you in the footsteps of those who created them.

Look for the fella with the yella umbrella, he is whimsical, personable, welcoming, enjoys meeting new people, is a storyteller and has a passion for historic Adelaide.

I want you to be able to tell your friends and family, that your visit to Adelaide was not just memorable it was fantastic!!

Treat yourself & take in the sights and sounds of Adelaide's rich history.

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Adelaide is
the festival city

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Booking Info

0414 766 149


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Rules of Engagement
  • - Cash only payment.
  • - Price includes refreshment drink
  • Departure: 10am from the historic Strathmore Hotel at 129 North Terrace (opp. Adelaide Railway Station Tram Stop).
  • Tour ends 12 noon approx at the Adelaide Central Market.

  • Season
  • The tour is offered every day except Sundays and Public Holidays.
    Pre-booking essential. No minimum.

  • Maximum Persons
  • Maximum tour group 15.

  • Group Bookings
  • Group bookings at other times by arrangement.
  • Maximum 15 persons.