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Signs, Walks & Trails

Sir Donald Bradman, May Gibbs and C.J. Dennis, among other notable identities, have all lived in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters covers some of Adelaide's most historic and culturally diverse suburbs. Our cultural heritage signs, walks and trails give participants the opportunity to get a sense of the City's rich past.

The Parade Cultural Plaques Walk

The Parade Cultural Walk is a popular tourist attraction and has been featured in Australian lifestyle television programs such as Getaway, Discover and Postcards.

Download: The Parade Cultural Walk Map

Kensington Village Historical Walk

Kensington is one of Adelaide's older settlements and is unique for its early pioneer cottages and colonial architecture.

The walk begins at the intersection of Portrush Road and Wellington Street (opposite the Robin Hood Hotel). The terrain is mostly flat ground. Allow two hours.

You can pick up a guide from the Norwood Town Hall

West Norwood Historical Walk

This guide has been prepared to assist visitors to appreciate one of Adelaide’s most historic inner urban areas. First surveyed in 1847 Norwood possesses a rich legacy of early 19th century built heritage.

Walk begins at 110 The Parade, Norwood.

You can pick up a guide from the Norwood Town Hall

Kent Town Village Historical Walks

The following walk has been designed to acknowledge the importance of the district’s built heritage which through its scale and character gives a unique sense of place.

Walk begins at the intersection of Dequetteville Terrace and Rundle Street opposite the Brewery apartments.

You can pick up a guide from the Norwood Town Hall

Payneham Cemetery Tour Guide

The Payneham Cemetery, first established in 1848 by the Primitive Methodists, has strong links with the foundation and settlement of South Australia.

The walk allows visitors to ponder some of the stories of our early settlers and to view the rich diversity of monuments representing the life and traditions of past generations.

The walk begins in row 0, starting at the Arthur Street end. The terrain is mainly flat but pathways are sometimes uneven or altered due to redevelopment of the cemetery site. Allow two hours.

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Historic Signs Trail

Interpretive signage has been installed at 20 culturally significant sites across the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

Download: Historic Signs Trail Map

Historic Plaques Trail

The Council's Historic Plaques Program celebrates the City's unique and diverse built heritage.

The program adopts a more traditional approach by adding plaques specific buildings that have been identified as significant, either for their built heritage value or because of their association with a particular person or historic event. These plaques are standard A4 size cast bronze plaques.