The 1864 clipper ship City of Adelaide

The 1864 clipper ship City of Adelaide is now in Port Adelaide South Australia, having arrived in February 2014

The ship is located in Dock One. The Information Centre / store is open daily 9am - 3pm. (Weather permitting).

Tours are conducted inside the ship daily, at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm. Cost is $20pp or $30 families. Suitable footwear required.

NO tours will be held on days of extreme heat


For any information contact here

If you would to assist as an volunteer, please fill out the attachment and return it

If you would like to assist financally please use this form

A "Friends" group is being established. For more information on the group and about tours of the ship please see Friends of the City of Adelaide.

For an overview of the ship, the campaign to save it, and future plans please see accompanying presentation.

The ship is located in Dock One.


The Police Credit Union is a major supporter of the City Of Adelaide.

City of Adelaide Clipper Ship

  • Constructed 1864 to carry passengers to Adelaide South Australia
  • 23 return voyages
  • One of only 2 surviving composite clipper ships
  • Pinnacle of sailing ship design
  • Most important existing historic ship in Australia
  • Returned to Adelaide in February 2014