If you know cricket, you know Adelaide Oval. Described as one of the most picturesque Test cricket grounds in Australia – if not the world – Adelaide Oval dates back to 1871. While it was redeveloped in 2009 and now also hosts AFL Australian rules football, rugby and soccer, Adelaide Oval has retained the features that have made it so well loved. Immerse yourself in the history with a walking tour from Monday to Saturday on non-event days.
The tour takes in both cricket and AFL and is tailored to each sport in its respective season. You can sit on the interchange bench, run up the players’ race to the roar of the crowd (sure it’s recorded, but who’s telling?), learn about the heritage-listed grassed northern mound known as The Hill and step inside the classic scoreboard. Time stands still inside the scoreboard, which takes six people to operate and reaches temperatures of up to 50℃ in summer. It scores points for being a cricket-lover’s selfie heaven alone. Then explore the Bradman Collection, the priceless and personal collection of memorabilia from Australian great Sir Donald Bradman.
Adelaide Oval is a short and picturesque walk from North Terrace or Adelaide Railway Station through the riverbank precinct. Just take the footbridge over the Torrens River. The complex includes the well-regarded Hill of Grace Restaurant and a cafe. The nearby Next Gen gym has heated indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, a hair salon and a spa. Details: nextgenclubs.com.au/home/memorial_drive.
Adelaide Oval Tours | War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide | +61 8 8211 1100