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Tourist Attractions

Fountain in Victoria Square

Victoria Square
At the geographic centre of Adelaide. The fountain in the northern section of the square, was designed by Adelaide's premier sculptor, John Dowie and has as its theme three of South Australia's rivers, Torrens, Onkaparinga and Murray.

Art Gallery of South Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia
Located in North Terrace.
Open 10am-5pm daily.
Admission free.
Tel (08) 8207 7500    ...more info

Adelaide casino

Adelaide Casino
Housed in the 1929 sandstone Old Railway Building on North Terrace. Close to the city centre, provides gaming and dining facilities and nightly entertainment.

State Library

State Library of South Australia
North Terrace.
Open: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 9.30am-8pm.
Thurs 9.30am-5pm. Sat & Sun 12 noon-5pm.
Closed Public Holidays.
Tel (08)8207 7200

Adelaide Gaol
Off Port Road.
More than 147 years old.
Open first and third Sunday of each month, 10am-3.30pm.

The Palm House

Botanic Gardens
North Terrace.
16 hectares of plants and artificial lakes. Guided tours are available.
The Palm House, a glasshouse brought out from Germany in 1871.
Open from 8am daily, closing times vary.
Kiosk 10am-4.30pm.
Admission free.
Tel (08) 8228 2311    ...more info

Festival Centre
Arts complex on the banks of the Torrens River.
Tel (08) 8216 8713

Parliament House

Parliament House
North Terrace, Adelaide.
Built of South Australian marble from Kapunda and grey granite from Victor Harbour.

Old Parliament House
North Terrace, west of King William Street.
Now housing the State History Centre.
Built in 1855, with Shop and Restaurant.
Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-=Sun 12-5pm.
Tel (08) 8207 1077

Old Treasury Building Museum
Cnr King William and Flinders Streets.
Portions of the building date back to 1839.
Collection of exploration, surveying artefacts, history of land settlement and development of South Australia since 1836.
Open: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.
Tel (08) 8226 4133

Tate Museum
International collection of rocks, minerals and fossils.
Memorabilia from the Antarctic expeditions of Sir Douglas Mawson.
Dept of Geology & Geophysics,
Ground Floor, Mawson Laboratory,
University of Adelaide,
Cnr Frome Road and Victoria Drive, Adelaide.
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
Tel (08) 8303 5959

South Australian Museum

South Australian Museum
North Terrace.
Five floors of natural and cultural history.
Open daily 10am-5pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Tel (08) 8207 7500    ...more info

South Australian Police Museum
Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
In the restored former Mounted Police Barracks built in 1851.
Open: Sat. Sun. and Public Holidays 1-5pm. (Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Tel (08) 8274 8597

South Australia's Theatre Museum
Southern Plaza Basement,
Adelaide Festival Centre,
King William Road.
Performing Arts Collection of South Australia, including programs, posters, photographs, video tapes and much more, from all fields of the arts.
Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
Tel (08) 8216 8767

Migration Museum
Photographs, computerised information, recreated rooms.
82 Kintore Avenue.
Open: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 1-5pm.
(Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Admission by donation    ...more info

Warrawong Sanctuary
14 hectares of Australian bush, native plants and animals.
Williams Road, Mylor.
Tel (08) 8388 5380

Zoological Gardens
On the banks of the Torrens River, surrounded by the Botanic Gardens.
Over 100 years old. See Australian Wetlands, Rainforest Exhibit, and recreation of Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island.
Open daily 9.30am-5pm.
Admission: Adult $16, Children (4-14 yrs) $10, Concession $13,
Family (2 adults plus 3 children) $50.
Tel (08) 8267 3255    ...more info