Guided Tours

The National Trust offers a number of guided tours at our flagship property Ayers House on North Terrace and also at the Old Treasury Building on King William Street.

  • 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 the ... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Politics, Power and Law

    Politics, Power and Law

    Adelaide’s heritage buildings reflect the fascinating development of South Australia from colony to State. From North Terrace to Victoria Square, see the sites along the way that reveal the important role of the city as the centre of administration, commerce and leadership in the State. Highlights ... 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.

  • Crime and Mayhem

    Crime and Mayhem

    Though unique in its establishment as a free colony in Australia, South Australia is not without its colourful criminal past. The sites included in this tour represent the establishment of the state’s law and order, some dating back to the early days of the colony ... Read More »
  • Adelaide Vintage Pubs

    Adelaide Vintage Pubs

    From corner to corner, the city streets are dotted with some of the oldest and best-known pubs and hotels in Adelaide. Highlights include the Newmarket Hotel on the corner of North and West Terrace, which has a famous connection with Colonel William Light and holds claim ... 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 »

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