Adelaide in a Day


  • Adelaide Railway Station built in the 1920s

  • National Railway Museum

  • Australia's largest railway museum

  • History of the South Australian Railways

  • The original Ghan and Tea and Sugar train displays

  • Historic Port Adelaide

  • South Australian Aviation Museum 

  • South Australian Maritime Museum

  • Worlds oldest surviving clipper ship, City of Adelaide 

  • Iconic Glenelg Tram

  • ​Grange golf course railway

  • Lineside photo opportunities around Adelaide 

  • Semaphore beachfront 18 inch gauge railway

  • Historical stations of Adelaide

  • Popular seaside suburb of Glenelg, birthplace of South Australia

  • Replica of the sailing ship "The Buffalo"

National Railway Museum
National Railway Museum

press to zoom
National Railway Museum
National Railway Museum

press to zoom

Be picked up from your city accommodation and travel to the area of Port Adelaide, often regarded as the museum capital of South Australia.

Spend time exploring Australia’s largest undercover railway museum, the National Railway Museum and step back in time as you visit some of the trains that made the Australian railways famous, such as the Tea and Sugar, the old Ghan and the Melbourne Express. Walk through old carriages, jump aboard the cabs of some of the preserved steam locomotives or just admire this popular form of travel from days past.

Home to no less than 5 gauges of railway and exhibits, the National Railway Museum is truly a world class museum with displays and exhibits surpassed by no other museum within Australia. Enjoy seeing broad, standard and narrow gauge history and rollingstock from the South Australian Railways, The Commonwealth Railways, Australian National Railways and many more. 

Enjoy lunch around the old heritage wharf precinct of “The Port”, home to many cafes, pubs, restaurants and other attractions, even a weekend market. 

After lunch either head back to the National Railway Museum for further exploring, pay a visit to the nearby South Australian Aviation Museum or travel down to the coastal suburb of Semaphore for a ride on the Semaphore to Fort Glanville 18 inch coastal railway ( when operating). 

Travel further along the coast and view the Grange golf course where the local suburban railway operates right through the middle of the greens.

Arrive at the birth place of South Australia, Glenelg and take time out to enjoy the history, shops, restaurants and attractions of “The Bay”. Enjoy the option of spending more time at Glenelg and catching the Glenelg tram back into Adelaide or be dropped off at your city accommodation.



DEPARTS: 09.15 am from Adelaide City and local area. 

RETURNS: 17.15 pm (5.15 pm)


DATES OF TRAVEL: Daily on request



WHATS INCLUDED: Adelaide accommodation pickup and dropoff, travel from Adelaide and return, informative commentary from a local guide, National Railway Museum entrance with a guided tour, tram ticket from Glenelg to Adelaide.