Adelaide, capital of South Australia, is the gateway to a state boasting some of the world's richest wine regions, secluded white beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see and a diverse and unspoilt outback landscape.

South Australia's popularity as a travel destination has a lot to do with good living. The lucky locals enjoy it every day; a lifestyle that combines fine wine, quality food, arts festivals and major national and international sporting events.

Adelaide itself is a sophisticated city that has preserved its heritage and links with the past.

Surrounded by parklands and with a charming blend of historic buildings, wide streets, numerous shops, street cafes and restaurants, Adelaide is the place to enjoy the buzz, culture and convenience of a big city without the frustrations.

Shop in the Rundle Mall - a compact precinct that means you don't need to drop after you shop. Wander over one block to North Terrace, Adelaide's cultural boulevard and savour the city's arts and history at the Art Gallery, State Library and Museum.

The Festival Centre, set on the banks of the River Torrens, is an easy stroll from the city centre.

Here you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the parklands and the river or take a ride on the Popeye river boat to the Adelaide Zoo, or cross the new footbridge to look at the redeveloped, historic Adelaide Oval, a cricket fan's delight.

Many of Adelaide's artists have relocated to the new arts hub in Hindley Street. The renowned Jam Factory is the place to buy prestige craft pieces to take home as mementos, as well as enjoy the constant round of special exhibitions and daily glass blowing demonstrations.

Adelaide is a city of more than a million people and yet all in the space of a day, you can stretch out on a vast sandy beach, cruise winding roads in lush green hills or see some of Australia's rare native animals in their natural habitat.



Sightseeing Opportunities (Half Day)

  • Port Adelaide : 7 km (historical sites, maritime museum, antique shops)
  • Adelaide City : 18 km (shopping, museum, galleries, casino, zoo, parks)
  • Glenelg Beach : 20 km (restaurants, cafes, shops, Glenelg tram, historical precinct)
  • Adelaide Hills
  • Cleland Wildlife park
  • Hahndorf - historic German village
  • McLaren Vale wine region

Sightseeing Opportunities (Full Day)

  • Barossa Valley
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Victor Harbour

Dining (Best Restaurants for Lunch and Dinner)

  • Restaurant Orana
  • Stag Hotel
  • Eros Ouzeri
  • Jolleys Boat House
  • Magill Estate Restaurant
  • The Brasserie Restaurant, Adelaide Hilton

Evening Entertainment

After dark you can see a play at the Festival Theatre, spend the evening in a wine bar in Adelaide`s cosmopolitan East End or one of the quirky laneway eateries, or try your luck at the Casino.

Best Hotels

  • Adelaide Hilton
  • Intercontinental
  • Stamford Plaza
  • Stamford Grand
  • Novotel Adelaide
  • Radisson Playford
  • The Embassy
  • Rendezvous Allegra
  • Adina Grand Adelaide Treasury

Best Beaches

  • Grange : 10 km from the port
  • Henley Beach : 12 km from the port
  • West Beach : 15 km from the port
  • Glenelg : 20 km from the port


  • West Lakes Tennis Club
  • Tennis SA


  • North Haven Golf Club : 2 km from outer harbour
  • Patawalonga Golf Club West Beach : 18 km from outer harbour
  • North Adelaide : 20 km from outer harbour

Other Sporting Activities

  • Adelaide Aquatic Centre
  • Squash
  • Racquet ball courts
  • Ten pin bowling

Best Shopping areas and distance

  • Rundle Mall : City
  • Marion Shopping centre : 10 km from port

Best Shopping Buys

  • Clothes
  • Opals
  • Wine
  • Aboriginal souvenirs



Working hours

Customs Officers 24 hours
Quarantine Officials 24 hours
Immigration Officials As for Customs

Customs and immigration

Passenger Manifest Three copies at the first port of call with one copy to Immigration with the passengers card one copy to Customs and the third copy to remain on board the ship.
Embarking Passenger Manifest 3 copies - 1 to Customs 1 to Port 1 stays
Crew Manifest 2 - 1 at first port to Immigration 2nd stays.
Stores List 2 (Aust. Customs Service and Sydney Ports Corporation
Customs Declaration(Ship) 1 (Australian Customs Service)
Customs Declaration(Crew) 2 (Australian Customs Service)
Forms Comments All forms listed above are produced at the first Australian port of call and then one copy of each form travels on board the ship to be produced at subsequent ports.
Customs Declaration(Passengers) One at first Australian port of call only.

Port health

Health Declaration One (pratique) at first Australian port of call only


Ground Operations

The following Ground Handlers are ACA members and supply superior ground handling services throughout Australia.

Port Approach


Arrival Departure Restrictions Yes
Tidal Variation 2.7 metres
Prevailing Currents 1 to 1.5 knots
Prevailing Winds
Length of Channel 5500 metres Outer Harbour - 18,500 metres Inner Harbour
Depth of Channel Outer Harbour 14.2 metres Inner Harbour 9.14 metres
Comments Inner Harbour is day entry only - up to 195 metres LOA

Depth and breadth of turning basin

Location of Turning Basin Outer Harbour
Diameter 258 metres
Depth 9.14 metres - 12.0 metres
Other points Osborne:- turning area Depth 9.14 metres


Pilotage Name Client Services Officer/Marine Traffic
Pilotage Address 296 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015
Pilotage Phone No +61 8 8447 0623
Pilotage Fax No +61 8 8447 0603
Pilotage Phone No 61 8 8447 0723
Pilotage Fax No 61 8 8447 0603
Is Pilotage Compulsory Yes
Position of Pilot Pickup 1 to 1.5 miles west of Fairway beacon
Distance from Berth Outer Harbour 4 nautical miles, Inner Harbour 10 nautical miles
Pilot VHF Channel 16 / 12 / 6 / 8 / 13
Description of Pilot Boat Orange hull Yellow superstructure "Pilot" in black
Pilot Hours 24 hours, all year
Pilotage Fees As per schedule


Port Services

Shipping agents


Port Operations/Services

Wilhelmsen Ships Service

Address 9/189 Kent Street
Telephone (+61) 8 8341 0466
24 hour contact (+61) 8 8341 0466
Fax (+61) 8 8341 0506
Services Contact: Kerry Marcus.
Inchcape Shipping Services
Address Level 12, 15-19 Bent Street SYDNEY NSW 2000
Telephone + 61 0 8 8447 4655
24 hour contact N/A
Fax + 61 0 8 8447 6139
Services Jamie Holdaway
Information on other Shipping Agents can be obtained from the Port Authority (see Port Operator).


Are tugs available Yes
Are tugs compulsory For ships over 90 metres LOA
Tug operator`s name Ritch and Smith Towage Company
Tug operator`s fax 61 8 8449 1149
Ship or tug lines Both
Tug working hours 0730 to 1630 Monday to Friday. All other hours are available by booking in advance


Working hours Available 24 hours

Port officials

Working hours 24 hours
Overtime As required


Stevedoring Name or details of suitable stevedores, please contact the Shipping Agent


For details of contractors, please refer to the Client Services Officer at Flinders Ports.
For further information refer to Flinders Ports web site at


Telephones Yes
How many 2
Notice required Yes


Fuel Grades All
Quay or barge Both
Suppliers Through shipping agency


Fresh Water Yes
Exquay or barge Quay
No of hoses Up to 8
Capacity per hose/hour Varies - 50 tonnes per hour
Tonnes per hour guaranteed No guarantees
Type of connect International fittings
Connect size in inches N/A

Dry garbage

Dry garbage Yes
Barge alongside No
Containers available No
Size of containers No
Number available Not applicable
Incineration or dump Dump
Facilities to transport Provided by private contractors - vacuum pumps - see shipping agency

Wet garbage

Wet garbage Yes
Ship or shore pump Both
Sludge disposal Yes
Sludge details Facilities are available for the disposal of all ships waste in accordance with relevant environmental and marine legislation.


Port Charges Refer Adelaide Port Operator

Repair facilities

Nearest dry dock Sydney - Australian Defence Industries - Garden Island
Length 347 metres
Beam 40 metres.
Maximum Tonnage 100000 tonnes deadweight (according to vessel design)
Divers Available Yes
Engineering facilities Yes


Dredging undertaken No
Dredging when Maintenance dredging only


Port Operator

Port operator

Name Flinders Ports
Address 296 St Vincent Street
Telephone +61 8 8447 0611
Facsimile +61 8 8447 0605

Berth details

Berth 1-2 Outer Harbour
Maximum draft 11.3 metres
Tidal variation Not avaliable
Berth length 288 metres
Guaranteed berthing for cruise ships Yes
Are other ships able to dock Yes
Cargo ships at dock Yes
Security fences Yes

Nearest ports

Australia Melbourne
Nearest Overseas Port Wellington



Terminal facilities

Terminal Building Yes
Meet and Greet Facilities Yes
Toilet Facilities Yes
Telephones Inside the cruise terminal
Availability of Maps and/or Brochures Yes
Souvenir Shopping Yes
Money Exchange Yes
Is the US Dollar Accepted? No


Closest Airport to Pier Adelaide Airport
Distance to Airport 20 km
Transport to Airport Taxi - Limousine
Can Passengers Walk to Town No
Drive Time from Pier to Shuttle Stop 30 minutes
Distance from Pier to Town Centre 20 kms
Are Shuttle Buses Necessary Yes
Suggested Shuttle Stop in Town 18 King William Street
Availability of Taxis at Pier Yes
Availability of Public Transport at Pier Yes - train
Other Forms of Transport at Pier Limousines

Tour buses

Distance from Ship to Tour Buses 50 metres
What is the Normal Coach Capacity 20-50
Are Tour Buses Air Conditioned Yes
Are Refreshments Provided on Buses By arrangement only
Are Cold Towels Provided on Buses By arrangement only
Are Step Stools Provided on Buses Yes



Tourism operators in South Australia