Spending a day in delightful Port Adelaide

This waterfront suburb has more transport museums than most, fine eating and drinking, and foreshore walks galore

An old historic factory building
  • Elisabeth Knowles
  • September 2014

① Fossick

Fishermen’s Wharf Market: A huge undercover flea market open Sundays and public-holiday Mondays.

Black Diamond Square, fishermenswharfmarkets.com.au opens in new window

② Brunch

Red Lime Shack: Vegan and vego “soul” food is made here each morning. Try waffles with the lot for $10; most meals go for under $10. Open-mic nights are held some Sundays – check online.

158 St Vincent St, facebook.com/RedLimeShack opens in new window

③ Eye pod

Barker Inlet and the Port Adelaide River form part of a dolphin sanctuary for a resident pod of 30 bottlenose dolphins. It is thought that over 300 others come here to visit and feed, so keep an eye out along the foreshore.

④ Drink

British Hotel: Established in 1847, this grand old pub is a refreshing stop along the Port Adelaide Heritage Pub Trail. Pick up a pub-trail map from the Visitor Centre on Commercial Road.

13 North Pde, thebritish.com.au opens in new window

⑤ Get on track

National Railway Museum: Climb aboard steam locomotives and a model railway. 

76 Lipson St, natrailmuseum.org.au opens in new window

⑥ Go nautical

South Australian Maritime Museum: Australia’s oldest nautical collection includes ship figureheads, models, logs, instruments and items retrieved from shipwrecks.

126 Lipson St, maritime.historysa.com.au opens in new window

⑦ Fly on in

South Australian Aviation Museum: Browse hangars full of historic planes such as a Gipsy Moth, Fokker F27, Spitfire and a Royal Navy Sea Venom. An F-111 A8-134 is also on show.

66 Lipson St, saam.org.au opens in new window