History Festival 2024


We have three tours on offer for South Australia's major history event in May!

Tours for the Curious

With a fun and quirky nature, Flamboyance Tours is bringing varied walks to this year's History Festival across May. Inspired by the festival theme of Power, immerse yourself in learning about Adelaide's heritage and culture with us. Marvel at the mix of heritage charm and modern life in the unique precinct that is Port Adelaide. Listen to the intriguing stories shaping Adelaide's queer history on an audio tour. Discover the legacies of powerful South Australian women. We look forward to having you walk with us.

Our Tours

The following tours are published in the History Festival 2024 program.

Adelaide Queer History Tour
  • An Adelaide tour that highlights LGBT history in the city, featuring pioneering people and decisions that led to the open society Australia has today. Along the walk, you'll hear stories ranging from the quirky to tragic. From the death of George Duncan to politicians making their distinguishable mark, Adelaide has plenty of tales within the LGBT community. Finally, you'll take most of the Pride March route to appreciate what has led to current societal norms.
  • HOW TO ACCESS THE TOUR: you need a mobile phone with working GPS and headphones. You will be emailed a code from us within 24 hours of purchase. You will then need to download the free VoiceMap app, where you enter the code to access the tour. One code is needed per person.
  • Press the Book Now button below to choose any date on the calendar that appears. It can be done anytime but we recommend daytime hours.
  • *This tour is recommended for people aged 16 and up, as there are adult themes.
  • Start point: George Duncan memorial, Victoria Drive | End point: Compton Street
Port Adelaide Walking Tour
  • $60/child
  • Discover Port Adelaide's fascinating stories and relaxed pub vibe on this walk. Known by early settlers as Port Misery, you'll hear the stories that shaped this vital heritage place and understand how it functions today. See how beautiful architecture, intriguing tales and modern street art all give the Port its unique appeal. You'll also appreciate port life as the locals did - and still do - visiting a pub for a quick refreshment (included). A local bakery sample is also included.
  • *Participants under 18 will receive a non-alcoholic drink, while adults have a choice of an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage. The alcoholic drink is an SA schooner of tap beer/house wine/bubbles.
  • Start point: Old Troubridge Loading Ramp, behind Hart's Mill | End point: Port Adelaide Lighthouse
  • *Dates: Tues May 7, Wed May 8 and Sat May 11, 2pm to 4.30pm
Powerful Women of South Australia
  • $15/child
  • The lives and legacies of some of South Australia's most important women are highlighted in this one-hour tour along North Terrace. Mary Lee, Catherine Helen Spence, and Dame Roma Mitchell all created their own power, and their actions shaped national history. This is an easy introduction to some of South Australia's most famed local females who have impacted our society and are still immensely respected today. An exclusive to the History Festival that's not to be missed.
  • Start point: Dame Roma Mitchell Statue, North Terrace (outside Government House) | End point: State Library of South Australia, North Terrace
  • *Dates: Sat May 4, 11.30am to 12.30pm | Mon May 6, 11am to 12pm

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