Location West Terrace Cemetery
Tour Days Every Second Sunday
Tour Times 10:30am
Duration 90 Minutes
Pricing

$10 Adults
$5 Children
+ Booking Fees

Delve into almost two centuries of real South Australian stories as our knowledgeable guides bring to life the many captivating and long forgotten tales of our State’s great leaders, pioneers, humanitarians and scallywags.

From the triumphant to the tragic, the society pages to the scandalous underbelly, and the surprising to the strange, there is something for everyone. There are seven different guided walks to explore.

Want to know more?

To find out more about our Guided Day Tours, please contact Adelaide Cemeteries on (08) 8139 7400, email us at: events@aca.sa.gov.au

Please note that our Guided Day Tours are presently on hold as a new suite is being created, due for launch soon.

A Brave Few

What would it take to make you leave your homeland and travel halfway across the globe to a foreign land, without knowing what you would find when you arrived? This guided tour explores the stories of South Australia's earliest pioneers, those who made it and those who didn't.

Crime & Punishment

Investigate colonial South Australia's gritty underbelly as you encounter the graves of the perpetrators, the victims and the law enforcers on this fascinating tour.

From Housewives to Heroines

Explore the personal trials and inspirational achievements of some of the State's leading ladies on this guided tour of West Terrace Cemetery. As you weave your way through the cemetery you will encounter a selection of philanthropists, political agitators, reformers and artists who have left their mark on South Australia and beyond.

Legends of the Game

From cricket and football to boxing and horse racing, meet some of the State’s great sports men and women and relive the triumphs, heroic losses, controversies and tragedies on this fascinating guided tour of West Terrace Cemetery.

Tales & Treasures

From the notable to the notorious, discover the true heart of South Australia through the eyes of those that helped shape it. Delve into the world they inhabited, the lives they led and share their hopes, ideals and dreams.  

Unfortunate Ends & Peculiar Practices

Discover the obscure and often unusual ways South Australians have met their fate and gain a glimpse into some of the lavish and occasionally peculiar funeral customs on this unique guided tour.

Walking With ANZACS

More than 4,000 returned service men and women who courageously fought in the First World War lie at rest in the Australian Imperial Forces section at West Terrace Cemetery. Behind each of these brave souls is a story of service. Relive their courage, determination and mateship as you explore Australia's first dedicated military burial ground.

History & Symbolism

A cemetery serves three functions: a place to bury the dead, a place to grieve and a place where history can be read and understood. Take a step back to some of South Australia's earliest days as we take you through the history and symbolism behind some of the oldest headstones and monuments of West Terrace Cemetery and the history behind the religious groups and communities that shape the cemetery into what it is today. 

In the Line of Duty

Explore the historic grounds of West Terrace Cemetery whilst learning about the people who put their lives in the line of duty in order to protect or defy the law. From heroic Constables and Criminal Investigators to corrupt Policeman, this tour will uncover some of South Australia's unconventional stories of the law.  

Science & Physicians

Who are the amazing, fascinating and bizarre characters that helped shape the medical, science and technological world? Some of South Australia's most iconic pharmaceutical entrepreneurs, philanthropists, medical illustrators plus many more lay to rest at the state heritage listed West Terrace Cemetery. Come along to the newest tour out and be blown away by the stories of the iconic South Australian's resting at our doorstep. 

Till Death do us Part

Stories of lovers who thought union would outlast their death, mismatched couples disowned by their families as well as relationships plagued by jealousy and betrayal. As participants visit the final resting place of the notable and the notorious, they will be taken on a journey through the human experience of love, lust and betrayal.