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West Terrace Cemetery

161 West Tce, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8139 7438
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The dead centre of Adelaide

West terrace Cemetery is definately a place to go. A tour guide will show the interesting grave... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2017
Adelaide, Australia
Great Cemetery Tours

Volunteers now provide very informative tours, his is a Heritage listed site. Night tours involve... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2017
David C
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West Terrace Cemetery has been a feature of Adelaide since Colonel William Light laid out the city in 1837. Now this mini-metropolis of marble and slate reveals much, if not more, of city’s character than some of the more famous city attractions. Discover the many captivating and long-forgotten stories of its inhabitants on a guided tour or by exploring one of the free self-guided walking trails.
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  • Very good42%
  • Average4%
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161 West Tce, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8139 7438
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

West terrace Cemetery is definately a place to go. A tour guide will show the interesting grave sites to see. Many are old settlers

Thank 949Taffy
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Volunteers now provide very informative tours, his is a Heritage listed site. Night tours involve actors to add more depth to the experience. recent History?symbolism tour was absolutely fascinating. there is a fee for the tours. There are a range of brochures available near the...More

Thank David C
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Some people will pass quickly by this tour offering without thinking. Doing so would be a mistake. My wife and I followed two guides, Dave and Trevor, on a general introductory tour and found every minute worthwhile. They added a marvellous knowledge of those laid...More

Thank Brian A
Reviewed March 31, 2017

The historic cemetery itself is amazing but what really enhanced the experience were the range of brochures available at the entrance to suit your area of interest. Each sets out a self-guided itinerary following a different theme. Options included: Stories of the everyday; Beliefs, attitudes...More

1  Thank Lissel A
Reviewed February 27, 2017

This is one of the oldest cemeteries in Adelaide built and developed on the western border of the city. I can recall as a youngster visiting dispersed family in the old and the very old sections - further west and bordering one of the main...More

1  Thank JONHallettCove J
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Walking around a cemetery as the sun goes down may not be for everyone! The staff and volunteers have created an excellent tour that takes you through the grave sites introducing you to some of the many interesting characters that are laid to rest (although...More

Thank Jennifer O
Reviewed February 12, 2017

The office running the cemetery are so very helpful, my wife gave them a name and in moments printed up exactly where we could find the headstone if there is one.

Thank Nigel G S
Reviewed January 16, 2017

My Grand Father is apparently buried at West Terrace. Driving past the Cemetery is a normal South Australian occurrence.It is part of the landscape and history. Sadly , several years ago, specific religions graves were desecrated. South Australians are as one, We don't segregate!!! desecration...More

1  Thank kelly e
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

What an interesting place to visit. So rich in history with every grave having a story to tell. The best way to fully appreciate the cemetery is to take one of the organised tours on offer at times from external sources.

Thank MarkNob
Reviewed January 12, 2017

This is a beautifully kept cemetery, with hundreds of Adelaide's historical characters buried here. Get a brochure and do the suggested walks, it's worth it.

Thank Jetlag_Judy
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