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Young aboriginal dancers performing a cultural dance

Aboriginal Cultural Attractions

We are a City rich with Aboriginal cultural attractions. With stunning public art pieces and magnificent painted work, it is a worthwhile experience for any local or visitor to appreciate on foot or by bike. 

For a full guide of Aboriginal cultural attractions, please click here.

Kaurna is the language Indigenous to Adelaide and the Adelaide Plains. When Adelaide was first established Kaurna was a vibrant language spoken by the original inhabitants of Adelaide – the Kaurna people. The Kaurna people are the traditional owners of the Adelaide Plains, which the City of Adelaide is located.

A great way to learn more about Kaurna and European history in the city is to follow the Adelaide Kaurna Walking Trail, which honours and recognises the Kaurna people and their traditional ownership and custodianship of the Adelaide Plains. Seventeen significant sites have been linked by this trail which follows the Torrens River, North Terrace and into Victoria Square.

Please note that due to redevelopment activities throughout the Torrens River and Riverbank area, some features of the marked sites have been removed for safety and will be reinstalled at a future date.

Aboriginal Cultural Attractions
Aboriginal Cultural Attractions

The City of Adelaide has many insightful and beautiful Aboriginal artworks and places of interest. Download the Aboriginal attractions guide to find out more about key works and sites including interactive experiences at Tandanya – National Aboriginal Cultural Institute and the South Australian Museum. Both sites provide some insight into the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures from both an historic and contemporary point of view.

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