Explore South Australia From Your Living Room: The State’s Best Virtual Tours

This article is sponsored by City of Adelaide

With COVID-19 restrictions still largely in place across the country, you might be wondering how to explore your new city. Luckily, if you’ve just arrived in South Australia (or you simply want to explore everything this beautiful state has to offer), there are several virtual tours around Adelaide and the rest of the state that you can take. So, when we’re finally able to leave our homes and venture through the state again, you’ll know where to start! 

Adelaide Highlights 

The Adelaide Highlights virtual tour provides you with a fantastic introduction to the best places Adelaide has to offer. The tour takes you to 37 locations around Adelaide, including the beautiful Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide Oval and the Government House building.

In addition to offering tours of these iconic Adelaide landmarks, the Adelaide Highlights tour allows you to explore Adelaide’s lifestyle: using the site, you can immerse yourself in a street party on Leigh Street or view the sunset over the Riverbank. And, if you love adventure, you can also experience the various adventure hotspots around Adelaide, with the Adelaide Park Lands offering a virtual zip line on the tour. 

The University of Adelaide 

The University of Adelaide is easily one of the most beautiful buildings in Adelaide. If you haven’t had the chance to explore the campus, or if you’re a future student hoping to get an idea of what to expect, you can take a virtual tour of the historical North Terrace Campus, allowing you to get an understanding of the university before you’ve even set foot on campus. 

North Adelaide Golf Course 

North Adelaide Golf Course is one of the most popular golf courses in Adelaide. It has recently reopened, but if you’re keen to check it out before committing to a round of golf, you can take a virtual tour and see what this fantastic course has to offer.

Art Gallery of South Australia 

The Art Gallery of South Australia is one of the oldest public art galleries in Australia. It’s also home to a huge collection of Aboriginal art, and has the only permanent Islamic art display in Australia. 

The gallery has some of its exhibits available online, so sit back, relax, and check out some of the best art South Australia has to offer. 

Adelaide Town Hall

You can also take a virtual tour of the iconic Adelaide Town Hall, allowing you to explore this beautiful building’s interior and exterior, and learn about its fascinating history, from the comfort of your own home. In addition, the tour of the Town Hall is available in both English and Chinese.

Adelaide Gaol 

Adelaide Gaol is one of the oldest buildings in the state and is an absolute must-visit for anyone interested in crime or the history of South Australia. The building was home to over 300,000 prisoners and hosted 45 executions during its time in operation.

If you’re interested in ghosts and the paranormal, the Gaol also hosts spooky ghost tours, so keep this in mind when planning your tour of Adelaide after lockdown. 

Mount Lofty Summit

In addition to seeing some of the fantastic man-made areas of Adelaide, the natural wonders of South Australia are available via online tour. One of the top attractions is Mount Lofty Summit. The virtual tour gives you one of the best 360-degree views in South Australia and will certainly make you want to visit when you’re able to do so. 

Wildlife

As well as Mount Lofty Summit, you can access fantastic virtual tours and 360-degree images of several of South Australia’s wildlife sanctuaries. Make sure to ‘meet’ the sea lions at Baird Bay, as well as explore the beautiful Kangaroo Island and see some of the local wildlife. You can even go swimming with sharks!

Monarto Safari Park 

Monarto Safari Park is the largest open-range zoo in the world, offering over 1500 hectares and hosting more than 500 animals. The park is usually open every day of the year, but due to COVID-19, it has had to close its doors until further notice. However, Monarto is offering live streams of feeding times, so you can still enjoy the animals and even find a favourite before you return to the park when it reopens!