Explore Adelaide’s Mansions and Manors

Get to know the real Adelaide when you embark on a series of historical and scenic tours, showcasing a range of our city’s most iconic locations. 

Down to Earth Tours offer six walking tours, each showcasing specific parts of South Australia’s culture and history.

Depending on your interests, choose between tours specialising in the foundation of various Adelaide developments, early colonial families, housing and spectacular mansions.

Around the Square: This walking tour focuses largely on the infrastructure of central Adelaide, visiting the Law Courts, GPO, Treasury Building and Adelaide Town Hall.

East End Escapade: It’s an insight into the mansions and manors of Adelaide, located on East and South Terrace. 

Cultural Caper: Uncover how Adelaide became what it is socially and culturally and the foundation of its development. 

Stately Swagger: Highlighting all that North Adelaide has to offer, take a trip back to the 1800s and discover the historic villas and houses and the families who occupied them.

Grand Mansions & Sub-divisions: Discover the mansions of Brougham Place and the Chichester Gardens subdivisions; Stanley, Melbourne and Jerningham Streets.

Hills, Squares & Parklands: Dating back to the 1850s, explore Montefiore Hill, Brougham Place and Palmer Place and their history. 

Director of Down to Earth Tours, Graeme Fanning has extensive knowledge of Adelaide’s heritage and delves into many cultural highlights and stories. 

Starting and ending locations are specified and tours can be run weekdays from 10 am to 12 pm. 

Each tour runs for 90 minutes and the costs are $30 for adults, $25 for concession and $20 for children. 

Enquire online to book your ‘tour for the soul’. 

Down To Earth Tours 

0416 824 778