Location West Terrace Cemetery
Duration 60 - 90 Minutes
Pricing

Self-guided tours are free at West Terrace Cemetery and run 365 days of the year.

An intriguing journey of discovery awaits you at West Terrace Cemetery. Follow one of the self-guided interpretive trails and explore South Australia’s rich history through the eyes of people that helped shape it. You can pick up each of the self-guided trail maps just inside the cemetery’s main entrance (at stop one on the trail).

The trail map and coloured way-finding markers will help you navigate your way through the cemetery.

Want to know more?

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

Beliefs, Attitudes & Customs

The Beliefs, Attitudes & Customs interpretive trail explores life, death and the hereafter. As you follow the trail you will discover the diverse religious beliefs, traditions and rituals of thousands of South Australians, their funeral customs and mourning practices.

Number of sites: 15
Duration: 60 minutes
Distance: 2km loop-walk
Level: Easy

Heritage Highlights

The Heritage Highlights interpretive trail provides a fascinating introduction to Colonial South Australia. As you follow the trail you will encounter the remarkable human stories of eminent and everyday people, their exploits and endeavours.

Number of sites: 29
Duration: 90 minutes
Distance: 2km loop-walk
Level: Easy

Natural Heritage

The Natural Heritage interpretive trail delves into the cemetery’s hidden landscape of rare native and exotic vegetation. As you follow the trail you will be introduced to a diverse selection of trees, shrubs, climbers and ground covers, their unique uses, the fauna they support and the symbolism attached to some of them.

Number of sites: 10
Duration: 60 minutes
Distance: 1km loop-walk
Level: Easy

Stories of the Everyday

The Stories of the Everyday self-guided trail delves into a fascinating mix of real South Australian stories. As you weave your way through the cemetery, relive the treacherous sea voyage to the colony, celebrate triumph over adversity, feel the overwhelming sorrow of a mother's loss and meet the man at the centre of an international mystery. 

Number of sites: 20
Duration: 60 minutes
Distance: 2km loop-walk
Level: Easy

Trailblazing Women

The Trailblazing Women interpretive trail highlights the personal trials and an inspirational achievement of some of South Australia’s leading ladies. These strong, resourceful women left their mark on South Australia and beyond.

Number of sites: 15
Duration: 60 minutes
Distance: 2km loop-walk
Level: Easy