Tables and chairs in Adelaide Arcade

Adelaide Arcade History Tour

When Adelaide Arcade was first opened in 1885, it was hailed as the most modern shopping precinct in the Southern Hemisphere.

Despite modifications, renovations and even a fire, Adelaide Arcade and adjoining Gay's Arcade remain true to their original ambience and style to this day and are rich with history and stories of yesteryear — including ones of multiple ghosts who call the Arcades home.

The best part is that you can enjoy this self-guided history tour either in the Arcade, or from the comfort of your own home with their interactive website and audio experience.

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The 'Girl on a Slide' sculpture was created by artist John Dowie and first called Rundle Mall home in 1977.

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This small group walk allows those with a curious nature to step into the shoes of a local, showing intimate locations around the main part of Adelaide's city centre.

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Almost one million visitors make their way through the Art Gallery of South Australia's doors each year, treated to multiple wings housing an impressive selection of more than 40,000 artworks.

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Hotel Richmond is ideally located in Rundle Mall, in the heart of Adelaide's fashion, business and dining district. Hotel Richmond offers 30 deluxe, contemporary designer guestrooms and suites housed in a grand 1920's Art Deco building. Hotel...

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