Adelaide City Explorer is an interactive, mobile guide to the architecture and heritage of the City of Adelaide, South Australia.

It is produced by the National Trust of South Australia in partnership with the Adelaide City Council.

This website and the associated mobile apps for Android and Apple devices share the stories of the city and showcase its architectural landmarks, hidden gems and most treasured spaces.

The various self-guided trails will help you to explore Adelaide in greater depth, enjoy its many highlights and discover its lesser known details. The trails present diverse stories covering architectural styles, social and technological innovation, 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 using smartphones and tablets. This website includes commenting and discussion facilities for you to share your own experiences and memories on the sites and stories, or to ask questions or seek further information. We don’t have all the answers, but we can certainly try to help!

We encourage your comments, contributions and suggestions on the stories and trails in Adelaide City Explorer (ACE). New stories and trails are being added all the time. Make sure you come back soon to find new things to explore. 

You can follow ACE on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and find us on YouTube, Flickr, Pinterest and Linked In. Or just send us an email to: admin@adelaideheritage.net.au

The ACE website and apps were created using the Curatescape platform developed at the Centre for Public History and Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University.

Project Team
Director: Darren Peacock
Producer: Jill MacKenzie
Team members:  Jessica Cronin, Raymond Labios, Catlin Longford, Nathan Kauschke, Deirdre Livolsi, Greg Rowlands, and Peter Will.

Adelaide City Council: Special thanks to Nicholas Carr, Meagan Cox and Simon Weidenhofer.

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Environment (SA Government): Special thanks to Hamish Angas.

Engineers Australia (South Australia Division): Special thanks to Richard Venus.

Architecture Museum, University of South Australia: Special thanks to Professor Mads Gaardboe and Associate Professor Christine Garnaut.

Thanks to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Adelaide, for support through their student internship program. Special thanks to Amanda Phillis.

Special thanks to the Curatescape team for their vision, guidance and support: Erin Bell, Professor Mark Souther and Professor Mark Tebeau.

Produced with support from the Commonwealth Government Department of Environment through the National Trusts Partnership Program.

Privacy Policy

The National Trust of South Australia operates the Adelaide City Explorer website and app. Whenever you use Adelaide City Explorer, we collect basic information that your browser or device sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser or device version, content that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics, including your location (if you have given us permission to do so, e.g. by enabling location services in your browser or device). We use this information only to provide core functionality and do not collect personally identifiable information for marketing or any other purpose. On the website – but not in the mobile apps – Adelaide City Explorer shares some collected information with Google for the purpose of analyzing general usage patterns. Google's terms and policies are available here. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us.