Adelaide Landmarks (Self Guided), Adelaide

Adelaide is a beautiful city adorned with important monuments, statues, towers and squares. This tour will guide you to the most significant landmarks, which much loved by the Australian people and popular with tourists. Many of the monuments were built in the 19th century, but have been kept in very good condition.
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Adelaide Landmarks Map

Guide Name: Adelaide Landmarks
Guide Location: Australia » Adelaide (See other walking tours in Adelaide)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Author: Jane
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Hurtle Square
  • Queen Victoria Monument
  • Rundle Mall Four Pigs Statues
  • Boer War Memorial
  • Elder Park Rotunda
  • City Bridge Adelaide
  • Don Bradman Statue
  • Colonel's Light Vision Statue
Hurtle Square

1) Hurtle Square

Each of the four sides of Hurtle Square has a word-statue from The Forest Of Dreams. The square is named after an early Resident Commissioner who helped founded South Australia, James Hurtle Fisher. He was the first to organize the local constitution and collect registers of birth, marriage and death.
Queen Victoria Monument

2) Queen Victoria Monument

The monument dedicated to Great Britain’s Queen Victoria is located in the center of Victoria Square. Considered one of the greatest historical figures, the period during her reign was one of progress and expansion.
Rundle Mall Four Pigs Statues

3) Rundle Mall Four Pigs Statues

If you visit Rundle Mall you will meet several items of modern sculpture. One of them includes a group of life-size bronze pigs - Horatio, Truffles, Augusta and Oliver- fooling and rooting around a rubbish bin. Because it is an unusual city adornment, it has become quite popular.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Boer War Memorial

4) Boer War Memorial

The Boer War Memorial (also known as the South African War Memorial or, prior to 1931, the National War Memorial) is an equestrian memorial dedicated to victims of the Second Boer War, from 1899 to 1902. It was constructed with a budget of £2500 raised through public donations, and was designed by the London-based sculptor Adrian Jones. On each side of the 12 foot granite pedestal is a bronze plaque on which the names of 59 South Australians who died in the war are inscribed. While the statue itself was not intended to represent any particular soldier, there is evidence suggesting that the head of the rider was based on that of George Henry Goodall. The statue was unveiled by the Governor of South Australia, George Le Hunte, on 6 June 1904. Standing in front of the Adelaide Government House, it has since become one of the focal points for the Anzac day marches, as well as being regarded as one of the most "eye-catching" and significant statues in the city. As such, it was added to the national heritage listing in 1990.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Elder Park Rotunda

5) Elder Park Rotunda

The Elder Park Rotunda was officially opened on November 28, 1882, with 2,000 guests taking part in the ceremony. A special song, composed for the occasion, called The Rotunda March was performed. It has a splendid panoramic view of Torrens Lake with a fountain and special lighting display. The Rotunda has been the venue of Saturday concerts for many years.
City Bridge Adelaide

6) City Bridge Adelaide

City Bridge was built to ease transportation and as an extension of King William Street. It crosses the Torrens River, which gets its name for its history of destroying bridges. The first attempt to bridge the river was made in 1837, though the present City Bridge was officially opened on April 25, 1877.
Don Bradman Statue

7) Don Bradman Statue

The Don Bradman Statue, standing in front of Adelaide Oval, became famous in 1930 after a record-breaking performance. Since than he has been an icon of Australian cricket, with a reputation that grew beyond the sport. As a tribute, the Australian Commonwealth Treasury issued coins with Bradman's image.
Colonel's Light Vision Statue

8) Colonel's Light Vision Statue

The first surveyor-general of Adelaide, South Australia, Colonel William Light designed a layout and development programme for the city. This plan is now known as "Light's Vision". Notable aspects of Light's plan are that the city center is laid out in a grid-like pattern, with squares in the center of the city and in the centers of the four quarters of the city, and the city is surrounded by Parklands. Light's work was acknowledged by the "Light's Vision commemoration" statue, by Glaswegian sculptor Birnie Rhind, which was unveiled in the northwest of Victoria Square in 1906, but was moved from Victoria Square to Montefiore Hill in 1938. Since then, the statue has depicted Light pointing at the City of Adelaide below. His body is buried under the statue bearing his name in Light Square.

Legend has it that William Light stood on Montefiore Hill in 1837, pointed at what would one day become the Adelaide city center, and said "This is the place for a city".
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Adelaide, Australia

Create Your Own Walk in Adelaide

Create Your Own Walk in Adelaide

Creating your own self-guided walk in Adelaide is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Top Architectural Sights

Top Architectural Sights

Although Adelaide is a comparatively small city, it has a wide range of architecture, including modern, Victorian, European design elements and historic colonial buildings. This city is most representative of Australian heritage and history. Adelaide itself is like taking a walk through a museum of architecture.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Adelaide Introduction Walking Tour

Adelaide Introduction Walking Tour

The capital city of South Australia, Adelaide is the seat of the state government and is a major commercial centre. Other than many governmental and financial offices, concentrated mostly in the city centre, Adelaide's downtown is replete with historic sights, monuments, cultural and sporting venues. To visit the most notable of them and to learn about them in detail, follow this orientation...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles
Adelaide's Cultural Venues

Adelaide's Cultural Venues

Adelaide, the fifth largest city in Australia, has a strong British influence. It is a magnet for many cultures and nationalities. The following tour will help you discover Adelaide’s rich culture.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Adelaide's Top Religious Buildings

Adelaide's Top Religious Buildings

Australia houses several religious buildings, including Christian, Catholic, Anglican, Uniting and Islamic. Many are part of South Australia's heritage and some date back to the 19th century. Take this tour to discover Adelaide’s holy buildings.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 Km or 4 Miles