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Victoria Square

Victoria Square

star-4.5
49 Reviews
Free admission
Victoria Square, Adelaide, Australia

The Basics

There’s no charge to visit Victoria Square, and you don’t need a guide to soak up the sun or admire the fountains. Many travelers pass by en route to nearby sights such as Adelaide Central Market or Adelaide Town Hall or ride through on the tram. Alternatively, join an Adelaide city tour, whether on foot, by bus, or in a small group, or enjoy a dedicated history walking tour of the local area, which boasts some fascinating heritage buildings.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Adelaide

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One of the best walking tours we’ve experienced!
Susan_F, Jun 2021
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
Our tour guide, Graeme, was a wealth of knowledge. It was amazing how he made the historical information so interesting. We started and finished at the Town Hall and literally walked around Victoria Square discussing the notable buildings and statues and the history behind them. Graeme imparted, not only the history of them, but provided us with some hilarious anecdotes along the way. One of the best walking tours we’ve been on.
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Excellent and interesting information
Jillian_I, Jun 2021
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
This is the best walk around tour I have done. Graeme was extremely knowledgeable and the information was fascinating and well researched.The humours and interesting anecdotes you introduced to the tour brought the history of the square to life. I can recommend this tour to locals and tourists alike. Thank you Graeme, we will be working through your other tours each time we visit as they also look excellent.
star-5
Interesting and informative
Lisa_J, May 2021
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
The walking tour around the Square was really interesting. Graeme is a wealth of knowledge of all buildings and monuments. It was a relaxed pace and very enjoyable. I would recommend this 2 hour tour to friends and family.
star-5
Great tour
Gaye_B, May 2021
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
Was a great tour with Graham. Very knowledgeable and facts about Adelaide that I had no idea about. Well worth it😁
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A walking Tour around the Square - Graeme took me inside some of the historic buildings to show me around - it was quite
Silva_B, May 2021
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
I learned a lot about the history of Adelaide - the reason I chose this walk. Graeme was very much on top of this - he was enthusiastic, informative and eager to answer my multiple questions. I was the only one at the time but he took his time to show me around. If you interested in history I would recommend this tour. Wish I had more time in Adelaide to have done his other tours as well. Thanks Graeme.
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Town Hall
Micaelwitt, Feb 2020
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
He was very informative about all of the places I went to. Highly recommended, you won’t be disappointed.
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An enlightening tour
John_A, Mar 2020
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
A very enjoyable tour, what a great way to be introduced to Adelade and its history. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a great outline on the historic buildings and the history relating to this city. I found it very interesting and enlightening. I would not have thought to enter by myself some of the buildings that we entered. Especially the building that was the Charles Moores department store, with a remarkable marble staircase, which is now one of the law courts in Adelaide. Our guide, Graham, walked us through the political figures and people who each played a part in establishing and building this city. He spent extra time with our group (of 4) explaining the personalities and peculiarities of each one as well. The tour was not rushed and we walked the tour at our own pace. Also, the tour was not overly long. I highly recommend this tour to others.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Victoria Square will be of most interest to people watchers.

  • There are 24-hour public restrooms on the square, with baby-changing facilities.

  • Victoria Square and events it hosts are wheelchair-accessible.

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How to Get There

Victoria Square sits right in the center of downtown Adelaide, about half a mile (1 kilometer) south of Adelaide Railway Station. Transport options include the Glenelg Tram, which is free within central Adelaide, while the free City Connector buses—98A, 98C, 99A, and 99C—link to a range of interesting sights.

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When to Get There

The fountains in Victoria Square can be particularly magical at night, especially during the Christmas season, when the illuminations are at their most elaborate. For people watching, visit during the working week around 1pm. Look out for open-air performances of jazz, opera, and more during summer.

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Why So Many Victoria Squares?

From Toronto to Belfast, from Christchurch to Perth, many English-speaking cities boast a Victoria Square, in honor of the long-reigning British queen who gave her name to the Victorian era. Adelaide’s founder, William Light, named Victoria Square for her when she was only a princess, shortly before she took the throne.

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