School Tours – Adelaide History Trail


The city's history unveiled through fun stories and key landmarks

$20 per student
1.5 Hours

Cool sights, cool stories

Adelaide history is full of interesting stories, and students can explore the importance of the city’s history through both the essential facts and fun tales. Culture plays its part as we begin at the Mall’s Balls, exploring Adelaide Arcade before we wander past Parliament House, Town Hall and Victoria Square.

This is a fun way for students to interact with Adelaide – getting an introduction to important figures, how the city grew and why it is like it is today. The 90-minute walk around the city also incorporates a tram ride.

Students are encouraged to engage through taking photos, asking and answering questions, and taking part in a quiz along the route.

Start and end points

We start at the Mall's Balls in Rundle Mall. We end in Victoria Square at the Queen Victoria statue.


*Bookings are essential, with numbers and payment confirmed at least one week prior to the event.

*This tour has a fully accessible route, which includes a tram ride.

*A group photo is taken on every tour, so please ensure students are in desired uniform and have photo permissions where necessary.

*Students will be asked for feedback at the end of the tour by filling out a quick form asking what they liked/didn’t like about the experience.

*This tour is recommended for HASS students in years 5-6, and history students in years 7-10. It is also suitable for school camps/general excursions across years 5-11.

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How this tour assists Australian Curriculum outcomes

Outdoor Learning
Students are engaged in practical and active learning experiences in natural environments and settings. In these environments, students develop the skills and understanding to move safely and competently while valuing a positive relationship with the outside world.
HASS - Rationale
Students gain a deep understanding of the world they live in from a range of perspectives, past and present. They develop their ability to question, think critically, and contribute to Australia’s ideas of a cohesive society. (ACHASSI122) (ACHASSI123) (ACHASSI127)
History - Rationale
This develops students’ curiosity and imagination. It helps students appreciate how the world and its people have changed, as well as the significant continuities that exist to the present day. Year 9: (ACOKFH015) (ACDSEH084) (ACDSEH085)
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