Down to Earth Tours, Adelaide

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Down to Earth Tours - Tours for the Soul

Come and discover parts of Adelaide you were not aware of and hear some of the stories behind the development of our fair city.

Whether you are a local re-discovering your own backyard, or from Country SA, interstate or overseas this is an opportunity for you to explore with a local guide some of our hidden gems and discover some of our colourful past citizens and their stories.

Six walking tours on offer which showcase both Adelaide CBD as well as North Adelaide.

Cultural Caper - City of Adelaide (North Terrace and Environs) - This tour highlights the cultural boulevard of Adelaide and the foundation for development of Adelaide, socially and culturally

Around the Square - City of Adelaide (Victoria Square) - This tour highlights the important infrastructure surrounding the central square of Adelaide including Law Courts, GPO, Treasury Building and Adelaide Town Hall and tells the stories behind the facades

East End Escapade - City of Adelaide - This tour highlights the wealthy occupied mansions of East and South Terrace and the growing middle class who lived in Victorian Villas in Halifax and Gilles Street

Stately Swagger - Upper North Adelaide - This tour takes individuals and groups through the western part of North Adelaide which features villas and semi-detached houses built during the boom period of the 1880’s - learn about some of the early colonial families of Adelaide who lived here

Grand Mansions and Subdivisions - Lower North Adelaide - This walk highlights the grand mansions of Brougham Place built to address the Park Lands setting and in contrast continues to Lower North Adelaide which features the Chichester Gardens Subdivisions between Stanley, Melbourne and Jerningham Streets

Hills, Squares and Parklands - Upper North Adelaide - This walk features Montefiore Hill, Brougham Place and Palmer Place well known for their large mansions including Christ Church and Bishop’s Court, which date from the early 1850’s

Easy paced walks which run for approximately 90 minutes - 2 Hours

Cost: $30 per adult, $25 concession (per person pensioners or seniors), Children between 5-17 $20 per person (under 5 free) - currently payable cash on the day of the tour

Days and Times: 7 days a week normally from 10 am - 12 Noon however flexible on the times of the day dependent upon enquiry.

Meeting Place for commencement of walks: dependent on the tour - to be discussed upon booking

We can also tailor tours specifically for your needs, whether it be a specific theme or area of Adelaide you wish to partake in

Contact: Graeme Fanning Director/Tour Guide - 0416082478
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  • This was one of the only tour providers i could find who would accept single bookings (most request minimum 2) and also one who runs the tour when only one person has booked in for that date. I'm than...  more »
  • Graeme is an excellent guide who has done a lot of research and has interesting information to share about the history of the houses and various buildings in North Adelaide. He has a humorous way of d...  more »
  • We took 2 tours from Graeme, both very informative and highly interesting. Interspersed with amusing stories and facts his narrative comes alive. We recommend this tour group .  more »
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