Guided Tours

How well do you really know the streets of Adelaide? Have you stepped inside the longest-standing pub in the city, explored genteel North Adelaide through the eyes of a frustrated 20th century teenager or learned the truth about Victoria Square’s fabled underground tunnels?

The National Trust’s Adelaide Tours program sheds new light on our city’s past and present, linking together both beloved and oft-forgotten heritage sites to tell the colourful and sometimes strange stories of South Australia’s capital. These popular themed walks are a great fit for visitors, business groups or even just locals looking to explore the city from a new angle.

The National Trust offers a number of guided tours around iconic heritage buildings, from our flagship property Ayers House on North Terrace to the Old Treasury Building.

Explore the full range of walks here.

  • Old Adelaide Treasury Tours

    Old Adelaide Treasury Tours

    Explore the former Adelaide Treasury, one of Adelaide’s oldest and most significant heritage sites. It was here that gold from the eastern states was stored to be smelted into the Adelaide Pound. The tour includes the former Cabinet Room of ... Read More »
  • Ayers House After Dark

    Ayers House After Dark

    Step back in time to 1876. Join Butler (Mr Wilkins), Housekeeper (Mrs Galvin) and Cook (Mrs Jenkins) on this special visit to Ayers House. The Master and Lady are out for the evening and staff are ready to show you through the ... Read More »

Self Guided Trails

We have also compiled 10 themed Heritage Walking Trails to guide you in your own exploration. Let us know which ones you like and what you would like to see.

  • City of Churches

    City of Churches

    Some of the oldest religious structures of the city can be found in North Adelaide, and they are as varied as the faiths they represent. Well-known for its grand stone presence on King William Road, St Peter's Anglican Cathedral has been part of the city's built ... Read More »
  • Faith in the City

    Faith in the City

    Perhaps some of the most celebrated and significant heritage buildings of the city are those dedicated to worship and faith. Adelaide’s well-known reputation as the ‘city of churches’ is evidenced by the numerous and varied religious structures found throughout the city. The sites included in this ... Read More »
  • Survivors from early Adelaide

    Survivors from early Adelaide

    The sites in this tour represent Adelaide's colonial past and stand as notable examples of the oldest built structures in the city. This tour includes some of the city's best-known public and private heritage buildings, and reveals how some narrowly escaped demolition! Highlights include Ayers House, ... Read More »
  • Houses Great and Small

    Houses Great and Small

    This tour highlights the nineteenth century private residences found in the eastern side of the city, many which are significant for the particular architectural style they represent. Some are also notable for the well-known South Australians who called them home. Highlights include Rymill House, home to ... Read More »

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