Explore the past - discover the future.
Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is the third oldest university in Australia and contains some of Adelaide's most iconic and historically significant buildings. But when you step within our campus gates, you'll discover more than just rich history and elegant architecture.
Whether you're a history buff or a wine-lover, tourist or prospective student, you'll find a vibrant community, buzzing with people, home to cutting-edge facilities and the creative energy of a world leader in research. Innovative facilities stand side-by-side with heritage-listed buildings to create an atmosphere that is unique in South Australia.
North Terrace campus
Nestled in the cultural heart of the city, the North Terrace campus is the primary location of undergraduate teaching and the historic core of the University. As the earliest home of the University, North Terrace offers a wealth of heritage-listed buildings. Heritage tours not only give the visitor a detailed insight into the unique history of the University, but offer access to the everyday life of a thriving campus.
Visit North Terrace campus
The Office for Future Students offers a guided campus tour service for school groups. For further information, please email Nick Vozzo or phone (08) 8313 8381.
Wirltu Yarlu also offers tailored tours for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Parents, caregivers and other family members are also welcome.
For individuals and other groups who wish to explore the University at their own pace, we have produced a self-guided tour brochure. University Collections also have a self-guided cultural tour you can follow.
Waite campus is the largest concentration of agricultural research and teaching expertise in the Southern Hemisphere.
Established in 1924 and located at Urrbrae in Adelaide, South Australia, ‘The Waite’ is a co-located partnership of 15 complementary organisations and centres engaged in world-class research and development in plant, agricultural, food, wine and natural resources science.
Visit Waite campus
- The Waite Historic Precinct offers a variety of garden and historic tours within Urrbrae House, Urrbrae House Gardens, Waite Arboretum and the Waite Conservation Reserve (which also offers self-guided walks).
- University Collections offer a self-guided tour of the western precinct at Waite campus.
- Why Waite? provides on-campus educational activities for secondary school students.
Australia's first agricultural college was established at Roseworthy, 50km north of Adelaide, in 1883, and joined forces with the University of Adelaide in 1991. Roseworthy is an internationally renowned centre for excellence in dryland agriculture and animal production. Located on a 1600 hectare property, the campus includes a working farm on which students gain practical experience and training.
Research and teaching is aided by the University of Adelaide's Veterinary Health Centres based on the campus which offer a complete range of veterinary care, diagnostic services and student teaching facilities supervised by experienced and compassionate veterinary professionals.
Visit Roseworthy campus
Self guided tours: University Collections offer a self-guided tour of the Roseworthy campus and Roseworthy Agricultural Museum.
Guided tours: The Faculty of Sciences hold animal and veterinary sciences information sessions which include a tour of the Roseworthy campus.
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National Wine Centre
Situated on the corner of Adelaide's stunning Botanic Gardens, the National Wine Centre houses an award winning, state-of-the-art Wine Discovery Journey comprising five interactive rooms. Here guests can enjoy winemaking from the ground up, enjoy a meal from the à la carte menu while tasting premium Australian wines, or take a walk through the 2.6 hectare vineyard. The Centre is an educational hub for tourists, the general public and a working teaching centre for the University of Adelaide's wine-related academic programs. Entry to the Centre is free.