The Port Adelaide Heritage Bus Tour is a 2 hour 30 minute tour of the Port Adelaide region and includes a coffee/tea break at the Port Adelaide Historical Society’s Museum.
Participants will be taken on an historical journey through the Port Adelaide region, with a lively commentary from one of our tour guides.
As we drive slowly along, you will be given the descriptions and history of many of the old and beautiful buildings and sites that grace the Port Adelaide region and your guide will tell you their entertaining and interesting stories.
Port Adelaide is a sea port city with a unique, salty tang to its environs. It is the historic maritime heart of South Australia.
Officially established in 1840, only four years after the foundation of South Australia, Port Adelaide played an integral role in the colonial development of South Australia.
The first migrants though, wading through mud of nearby “Port Misery” had a daunting start to a new life in the fledgling colony. By the 1870’s however wharves were built, solid stone warehouses and homes were erected and signs of Port Adelaide’s prosperity were evident.