Adelaide City Explorer

A project by The National Trust of South Australia

Adelaide City Explorer is a new way to discover the treasures, secrets, mysteries and delights of Adelaide’s heritage. Take a self-guided trail to uncover the stories of the city and find your Adelaide. This website –produced in partnership with the Adelaide City Council– is optimised for mobile use or you can download the app for Android and iOS devices.

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Random Stories

Venere di Canova, or Venus as she is known, was the first public artwork to be erected in the city. It is a direct copy of a work by the 18th-century Italian sculptor Antonio Canova. (The title Venere…

This cottage you see was built for John Griffin and his family in 1857-1858. In 1890 his son Martin, a saddler and collar maker, took over ownership of the property with his sister Mary. The cottage…

A city memorial to those who fought in the First World War was first discussed in 1919. Architecture firm Woods, Bagot, Jory and Laybourne Smith won a competition with their design, The Spirit of…