A new way to explore Adelaide
The National Trust of South Australia, in partnership with Adelaide City Council, is launching today a new mobile app and website to promote the city’s heritage and encourage visitors and locals alike to take a fresh look at the city and its remarkable architecture and heritage places.
Adelaide City Explorer is being launched today as part of Australian Heritage Week, a national celebration of our shared heritage. The Adelaide City Explorer (ACE) mobile app and website use heritage locations around the Adelaide City Council area to tell the stories of the city and showcase its architectural landmarks, lesser known details and most treasured spaces. More than 100 stories have been linked up into ten self-guided trails for smartphones and other mobile devices.
The trails tell diverse stories covering architectural styles, personal biographies and neighbourhood cultures. Each trail includes photographs, audio and video material and is shareable via social media platforms. GPS technology enables easy navigation to sites along each trail. The website includes commenting and discussion facilities for people to share their own experiences and memories on the sites and stories.
The apps are available for Android and iOS devices from the App Store and Google Play or via the ACE website at www.adelaidecityexplorer.com.au
President of the National Trust, Professor Norman Etherington, AM, says;
“Mobile access to information about heritage places makes it possible for people to appreciate more fully Adelaide’s rich and diverse architectural and cultural heritage by putting information right into their hands, encouraging active exploration and enjoyment of hundreds of places throughout the city and North Adelaide area. Adelaide City Explorer gives us all a new reason to explore our city further and discover its hidden treasures and forgotten stories.”
Lord Mayor of the City of Adelaide, Stephen Yarwood says:
“I am a big supporter of this initiative, which will better connect and educate South Australians – particularly visitors, teachers and children – with our city’s past and heritage places. All truly world-class cities have preserved their historical buildings and Adelaide has a proud record of protecting, restoring and adapting our built heritage for future use, with the entire Adelaide Park Lands and city layout on the National Heritage List.”
More stories and trails are in development and will be released regularly via app updates and via the website. A diverse range of new contributors will continue to provide different takes on our city and suggest new ways to explore its treasures, secrets and mysteries. The stories and trails cater for a range of interests to ensure that everyone can find their own unique Adelaide experience.
Adelaide City Explorer will officially be launched by His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, AC, CSC, RANR, Governor of South Australia and Patron-in-Chief of the National Trust of South Australia, at Ayers House on Wednesday April 16 at 7 pm.
You can follow Adelaide City explorer on Twitter and Instagram @ADLexplorer
See the promotional video at Adelaide City Explorer video trailer