'Mavericks, Madness and Murder Most Foul!' - West Terrace Cemetery by Night Tour

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West Terrace Cemetery Cottage at West Terrace Cemetery

161 West Tce, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Meet at Curators Cottage by Main Gate

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West Terrace Cemetery has been a South Australian landmark since Colonel William Light laid out the city of Adelaide in 1837. The cemetery is home to around 150,000 souls and our West Terrace Cemetery Night Tours explore the stories of those who rest here. Make your way through the darkness amongst the tombstones as your guide shows the way. Long-dead characters appear out of the gloom...heroes and lovers, political greats and cold-blooded killers. Unique sound and light effects enhance a show that is at once surprising, shocking, entertaining and informative. We assure you you'll never think of West Terrace Cemetery the same way again!
West Terrace Cemetery Night Tours represent a unique tour experience. The Night Tours are multiple winners of the esteemed South Australian Tourism Awards.

Presented by:
Adelaide Cemeteries Authority

The Adelaide Cemeteries Authority cares for West Terrace Cemetery, Cheltenham Cemetery, Enfield Memorial Park and Smithfield Memorial Park.
The Authority recognises the heritage of its cemeteries and constantly invests in preservation, upkeep and promoting public awareness of the historical value found in these unique places.
The Authority considers its tours to be a unique and engaging method of raising public awareness of South Australian history and the important role cemeteries play in preserving our stories.


  • “The West Terrace Cemetery offers a stunning backdrop from which to learn fascinating local history” - Tara Nash, The Advertiser
  • “Tales include unrequited love, jealousy, and of course the infamous, mysterious, and still unsolved tale of ‘Somerton Man’” - Tori Brooks, The Clothesline
  • “With just the right mix of creepy and camp, it makes the hairs on your neck stand up as fast as it makes you laugh.” - Lauren Butterworth, fest

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