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Art, Culture and Lifestyle Tours

A little local knowledge

So you’d like someone to take you around and show why Adelaide has become a major Australian arts’ centre?

Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, South Australia

Check out some of the art and cultural places in Adelaide and South Australia. If you’re into the arts, there are many tours to take you to great venues in Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, McLaren Vale and the Barossa.

Art and heritage

The South Australian Art Gallery and Museum are both home to international and Australian exhibitions. Local painter, Sir Hans Heysen, has left a legacy of iconic paintings. See an extraordinary collection of indigenous artefacts. Tours are available daily.

There are some fabulous art events. SALA (South Australian Living Art) takes over the whole state. There’s an event guide, trails to follow and tours to take you to some of the key locations. The Fleurieu Biennale draws quite a crowd. This national visual arts festival also awards the much sought after Fleurieu Art Prize. Your tour guide can fill you in on all the details.

Walking tours

Take a walking tour around Adelaide to get to know us better. Discover local history, including indigenous history, tour haunted buildings, learn about the war memorials and statues. Go shopping in iconic, local companies like Jurlique and Haigh’s Chocolates. Make sure you get a sample of these beauties!

Indigenous cultural tours

If you’re interested in Aboriginal heritage start at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. It’s brimming with great exhibitions and souvenirs. Venture further with a tour from Gulf Getaways. They’ll take you to places and show you things you’ve only dreamed about.

Sports

Maybe you’re a mad sports fan? Tours of the Adelaide Oval, AAMI Stadium and Clipsal Powerhouse will get you close to the action. If you’ve still got a thirst for discovery, there are various pub walking tours too.

Zoos and wildlife parks

If it’s wildlife you would like to see, a great way is with a tour. Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo will give you great commentary and up-close experiences. Visit Wang Wang and Funi, the giant pandas. You can also tour the wildlife sanctuaries in South Australia, such as Cleland Wildlife Park and Urimbirra Wildlife Park.

Things to do

Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.

What's on

There are plenty of art and culture events in South Australia.

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