Location West Terrace Cemetery
Duration 60 - 90 Minutes
Pricing

Self-guided tours are free at West Terrace Cemetery and run 365 days of the year.

An intriguing journey of discovery awaits you at West Terrace Cemetery. Follow one of the self-guided interpretive trails and explore South Australia’s rich history through the eyes of the people that helped shape it. You can pick up each of the self-guided trail maps just inside the cemetery’s main entrance (at stop one on the trail).

The trail map and coloured way-finding markers will help you navigate your way through the cemetery.

Want to know more?

To find out more about our Self-Guided Day Tours, please contact the Adelaide Cemeteries Authority on (08) 8139 7400 or email us at: events@aca.sa.gov.au

Beliefs, Attitudes & Customs

The Beliefs, Attitudes & Customs interpretive trail explores life, death and the hereafter. As you follow the trail you will discover the diverse religious beliefs, traditions and rituals of thousands of South Australians, their funeral customs and mourning practices. Click here to download a PDF Version of the Beliefs, Attitudes & Customs Tour Brochure.

Number of sites: 15
Duration: 60 minutes
Distance: 2km loop-walk
Level: Easy

Stories of the Everyday

The Stories of the Everyday interpretive trail explores the stories of everyday South Australians - from the triumphant to the tragic. Behind the eminent names immortalised in the history books are the thousands of everyday people who make a society what it is. Collectively their fascinating and long-forgotten stories paint a vivid picture of life and death. Click here to download a PDF Version of the Stories of the Everyday Tour Brochure.

Number of sites: 20
Duration: 60 minutes
Distance: 1.8km loop-walk
Level: Easy

Natural Heritage

The Natural Heritage interpretive trail delves into the cemetery’s hidden landscape of rare native and exotic vegetation. As you follow the trail you will be introduced to a diverse selection of trees, shrubs, climbers and ground covers, their unique uses, the fauna they support and the symbolism attached to some of them. Click here to download a PDF Version of the Natural Heritage Tour Brochure.

Number of sites: 10
Duration: 60 minutes
Distance: 1km loop-walk
Level: Easy

Trailblazing Women

The Trailblazing Women interpretive trail highlights the personal trials and an inspirational achievement of some of South Australia’s leading ladies. These strong, resourceful women left their mark on South Australia and beyond. 

Number of sites: 15
Duration: 60 minutes
Distance: 2km loop-walk
Level: Easy