Our comprehensive two-hour tour around Adelaide

Tips-based - what you think the tour is worth
Photo Friendly 2 hours Every day except Wed 10:30am | Wed 2:30pm

Tips-based walking tour

Please note selected date changes across the summer, see below for details

It’s what we call our Adelaide free walking tour, a two-hour orientation where you’ll learn about the history and culture of the South Australian capital. See major landmarks including Adelaide Oval, Parliament House, and Adelaide Arcade before finishing at the Adelaide Central Market – an essential Adelaide experience.

This Adelaide tour is taken by local guide/Flamboyance Tours owner Katina – she’s a former Topdeck Travel trip leader, having led tours across more than 20 countries in Europe. She’s now back in Adelaide to showcase her home city to the world!

We don’t call it a ‘free walking tour’ as the concept is called elsewhere because it’s a tour of Adelaide based on tips where you name your own price! You don’t pay up front, but tip what you think the tour was worth at the end.

If you’re unsure of how much to tip, consider that we value this tour privately at $30 per person (see below). We suggest that for your guide’s expertise and the time they take to show you around, a minimum tip of AUD$10-15 per person is appropriate. You can read more about this here, or for more information visit our FAQs page.

Flamboyance Tours provides high-quality experiences affordable to any traveller. We have you covered for Adelaide tours – read more on what a tips-based tour is here!

This itinerary is great as a private tour for groups, or travellers wanting an orientation of Adelaide away from the crowds.


Every day except Wed 10:30am | Wed 2:30pm *until March 31 2020

Meeting Point

Mall's Balls sculpture (in Rundle Mall), just outside Pandora


*Bookings are essential and close shortly before the tour begins. In case of any cancellation; by reserving, you will always be notified by the morning of the event by email.

*If there are four or less people, the tour will run for 1.5 hours (90 minutes). For more, including our hot weather policy, please visit our FAQs page.

*For the months of November to April this tour runs daily. From May to October it runs four days a week. It can be run on the off days at private walking tour prices (minimum two people), please contact us to book.

*SUMMER DATES 2019-2020
There are selected dates across the summer which have been modified to a 90-minute walking tour with a different start time of 11.30am. Please note the following date changes:
February: 18, 23
March: 1, 10, 15
And on Sunday March 8 ONLY, the tour runs from 2pm-4pm instead of the regular time.

We thank you for your understanding!


A glimpse of what's included

Let's meet at the Mall's Balls
We begin this Adelaide tour at the meeting spot best known to locals. You’ve already ticked one Adelaide must-do off the list
Parliament House
Step back to the past as you find out how Adelaide was planned and the monumental events that shaped the city’s society
Adelaide Town Hall
Around this Adelaide attraction, there are endless stories of both colonial influence and cultural change
It's not the end
The Adelaide Central Market is the final stop, but take your tour further and explore this foodie hub of Adelaide on your own terms (note: the market is closed Sunday/Monday)

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"A true Australian walking tour, helping us understand about the different settlements here... I feel like I know this city in a whole different way now."
Guy Monk
"Even as a local going to places that I recognise, there's lots of information that I didn't know. It was great to see my own city in a different light and experience life as a tourist here!"
Caitlin Eyre
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