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Victoria Square

In the centre of Adelaide’s CBD, this large city square is where you will find some of the most important buildings in the state, including many historic sites.

Victoria Square marks the centre of Adelaide and is home to many of the city’s most significant buildings. Walk past the Supreme Court of South Australia, the Federal Court of Australia, the Adelaide General Post Office and the office of the Premier. Looming high above you, see the picturesque spire of the Roman Catholic Church of St. Francis Xavier.

The site was known by the indigenous Kaurna people as Tarndanyangga. Since 1837, the square has been named after Queen Victoria.

Arrive in Victoria Square by wandering through the busy commercial district of central Adelaide or by riding one of the five remaining H-Class trams that operate on weekends and holidays. The historic trams are city icons and riding them is a family-friendly experience.

Explore the square on foot to discover its many delights. On the western side, you’ll find the Adelaide Central Market. Pick up some lunch or a light snack before you explore the expansive aisles of stalls. Along with gourmet food and fresh local produce, the market has stalls offering handmade souvenirs, clothing and electronic equipment.

Admire the architecture lining the four sides of Victoria Square as you sit in the centre. With nearly two centuries of history, visitors to the city can experience all periods of Adelaide’s architectural legacy in this central location. Notice the large statue of Queen Victoria in the middle of the square. 

Visit the square in January of each year to see the exciting final stage of the Tour Down Under, Australia’s premier international cycling event. 

The square is open daily and there is no admission fee. Some metered parking and private car parks can be found in the area.


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Hilton Adelaide

Hilton Adelaide

233 Victoria Square, Adelaide
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Overlooking Victoria Square and close to Adelaide's business, theatre, and dining districts, Hilton Adelaide is located next to the Adelaide Central Market - the largest fresh food and gourmet produce market in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley

65 Hindley Street, Adelaide
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Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Adelaide Casino, Adelaide Festival Centre, and Rundle Mall. Government House and Victoria Square are also within 10 minutes.

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Pullman Adelaide

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Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rundle Mall and South Australian Museum. Rymill Park and Adelaide Oval are also within 1 mi (2 km).

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Peppers Waymouth Hotel

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Almost at the geographic centre of Adelaide's central business district, this hotel is a short walk from restaurants, 700 metres from the Adelaide Convention Centre, and less than 500 metres from Rundle Street Mall.

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The Chifley On South Terrace

226 South Terrace, Adelaide
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Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Himeji Gardens, Adelaide Central Market, and Victoria Square. Rundle Mall and Art Gallery of South Australia are also within 1 mi (2 km).

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Adelaide Rockford

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Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Casino. Adelaide Oval is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) away.

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InterContinental Adelaide

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The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel

120 North Terrace, Adelaide
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