Things to See and Do

Make Port Adelaide your first port of call and experience the great range of attractions offered within its unique historic maritime environment! Only 20 minutes from Adelaide you can step back in time and explore the local museums, take a guided heritage walk, go on a river cruise, kayak around the mangrove forests of the Port River or enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Sunday markets.

Nearby coastal Semaphore has a beautiful foreshore offering 2 km of green, sea-fresh space reserved for picnickers, game-players and fun-seekers. Open on weekends and during school holidays the foreshore attractions are a treat for little and big kids!

Inland relax and enjoy the beautiful parks and interesting mix of cultural arts, heritage and attractions offered in the inland suburbs from Regency Park to Windsor Gardens.

Discover more about our annual events and festivities on our Event Calendar.

Visitor Information Centre

The Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre is in an 1860 heritage-listed building which originally housed the customs, courts, police station and cells.

The centre consists of beautifully presented exhibition rooms, with an Art Gallery featuring a changing exhibition of local artists each month. It has an extensive selection of brochures and maps to assist travellers, and the original gaol cells are open for visitors to explore.

The centre offers free bike hire, including kids bikes as an option for travellers to enjoy cycling around the Port’s State Heritage Area, Waterfront Loop Path, and nearby Coast Park. Make sure to visit the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Display Room to discover more about the fascinating world of the area’s wild dolphins and their natural environment which includes the Port River.

The Centre’s friendly team can assist to help make the most of your visit to the Port and its surrounds by providing the latest attractions and event information.

Open 7 days, 10 am to 5pm.
Closed Christmas Day

Visit us at 66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide SA 5015

Contact us
P: 08 8405 6560

The Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre runs a gallery space to showcase the works of artists, craftspeople, and designers. Booking requests for hire of the Art Gallery are subject to a selection process, with preference given to artists residing within the City of Port Adelaide Enfield or whose art has some connection to the City of PAE. If you would like to apply to show in the Visitor Information Centre, complete the Visitor Information Centre Gallery booking form.

Guided Port Walks

Enjoy a guided walk around historic Port Adelaide with a passionate local volunteer. Let them take you back to the mid-1800s and learn what life was like for the early settlers and how it came to be that Port Adelaide was dubbed 'Port Misery'. $5 per person. The walk is about 90 minutes.

When: Last Sunday of the month,

Check dates and book online here.

Adelaide Beaches

Adelaide Beaches is an initiative between the City of PAE, City of Holdfast Bay, City of West Torrens and City of Charles Sturt. Between the four councils, we share 30km of continuous coastline and connected beaches.

A new website, has been created to increase awareness of the region as a tourism destination, inform visitors of what the area has to offer, and get more people to visit our coastline from Adelaide, interstate and overseas. On the website you’ll find places to stay, things to do and see, event listings, somewhere to eat and much more. Visitors can also book accommodation directly through the site.

The Visitor Information Centre is located at 66 Commercial Road Port Adelaide and the usual opening hours are:

Open 7 Days 10am to 5pm
Christmas Day Closed