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