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Victoria Square
Victoria Square

Victoria Square

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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Great tour and learned a lot
Leanne_V, May 2022
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
Learning about some of the early founders….not all squeaky clean as some drank to excess. Highly recommended
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We were a small group so...
Jill_R, Jul 2022
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
We were a small group so I was able to hear all the information easily. Graeme, our guide, was very knowledgeable and obviously enjoyed the experience of showing us around. It's a great way to orientate yourself in a new place.
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History of Adelaide in a Nutshell
Gabrielle_L, Apr 2022
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
A great tour that highlighted the history of Adelaide and the prominent explorers/founders and noteworthy buildings around Victoria Square. Graeme was very friendly and knowledgeable, this tour is definitely good value for money.
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Great day in Adelaide
Lou_P, Jul 2022
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
A most enjoyable tour. Our guide’s knowledge of Adelaide, it’s history and the background stories of the people and the events that made the city was so interesting. I heartily recommend this tour.
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Graham our guide was very...
Ann_H, Jun 2022
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
Graham our guide was very informative. I didn't believe we could fill 2 hours just walking around the square but there was so much history and stories about the characters who influenced the development of the city that the time flew by.
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Enjoyable walking tour
MrsCarolynRos_W, Jun 2022
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
We really enjoyed our tour with Graeme. He was well prepared and arrived early to start our tour. Graeme was very informed on the history of Adelaide and able to answer any of our questions. I would happily recommend a tour with Graeme.
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A Great Walk
Doreen_B, May 2022
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
The guide arrived on time and was was very knowledgeable. What I enjoyed most was being taken inside the buildings (where possible) to see surviving features. A great way to learn some of the history of Adelaide.
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A wonderful Sunday morning stroll
Barbara_M, May 2022
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
I love a good walking tour to get to know the cities I visit and this tour was just right. Graeme has his plan and is very tuned in to his audience based on our questions and energy. This walking tour is just the right pace and although it was just my husband and myself, I would recommend it for many ages and abilities. Looking forward to going to Adelaide again and signing up for some of the other tours Graeme offers.
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Fantastic Walking Tour
Natalie_F, Apr 2022
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
A tour well worth doing. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Relaxed pace. Mum and I really enjoyed the tour!
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Great tour
Thi_T, Apr 2022
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
Graeme was a fantastic guide. I really enjoyed learning about the history of North Adelaide. Highly recommended.
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So good 👍🏻
Dongmin_K, Mar 2022
Around the Square Adelaide Walking Tour
I was only one traveller But he did his best So friendly and professional He is the best guide in my life
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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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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Victoria Square?
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Attractions near Victoria Square:
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What else should I know about attractions in Adelaide?
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As well as visiting the Victoria Square, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: