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The railway line linking Port Adelaide with the centre of the city bisects the suburb of Cheltenham.

The Port, where you can wander back through time strolling through old streets and wharves which once hosted a forest of masts and rigging, is often described as the state's museum capital.

The precinct museums trace maritime, rail, aviation, transport and military history. Although the memories of the golden age of sail when clippers traded cargo from the four corners of the world are largely confined to the museums, a couple of tall ships and the restored steam tug Yelta still tie up alongside cruise liners and modern bulk carriers.

If you strike trouble trying to plot a course through this living museum, make a beeline to the well-signed Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre.

Just 3km to the west of the Port, Fort Glanville stands at the most detailed of the chain of fortresses built along the Australian coast in the wake of the Crimean War when there was a genuine fear of invasion by Russia.

Located at Semaphore, which also boasts the Time Ball Tower by which captains set their ships" chronometers by the daily drop of a black ball at precisely 1pm, the fort is open to the public every third Sunday from September to May.

Cheltenham: Where To Go / Sightseeing

West Lakes Golf Club

Situated on the sand belt at West Lakes, the West Lakes Golf Club provides a quality 18 hole golf course with excellent greens and is playable in all weather conditions.

Many changes and improvements have been made over the years, including a redesign of the course completed early in 2002 resulting in a tight and challenging Par 70 layout of 5508 metres.

The function room offers superb views of the course and with courteous clubhouse and pro shop staff, the West Lakes Golf Club is a unique golf and social environment to be enjoyed by both members and visitors.

26 Lochside Drive
West Lakes, SA, 5021

Located 2.5K from Cheltenham

National Railway Museum Port Adelaide

The National Railway Museum at Port Adelaide has more than 100 exhibits within two huge pavilions and an 1870's heritage listed goods shed.

The Museum represents railway operations from State, Commonwealth and private operators on the three major railway gauges used throughout Australia.

Interactive displays include safe operating practices, the role of women in the railways, and the famous 'Tea and Sugar' train that served railway families on the barren Nullarbor Plain. Activities include exploring the Woodville signal cabin, viewing the model railway, and taking a train ride (included in the entry fee). The Break of Gauge Shop has Thomas the Tank Engine toys and a large range of souvenirs, videos, DVDs and books for sale.

The National Railway Museum is home to the Friends of Thomas the Tank Engine event during the July school holidays. It also caters for celebrations and children's birthday parties.

Lipson Street
Port Adelaide, SA, 5015

Located 2.9K from Cheltenham

South Australian Aviation Museum Incorporated

Catch a birds eye view of South Australia's Aviation Museum from bi-planes to space rockets from the mezzanine art gallery inside the Pentad Royal Naval Fleet Air Arm Hanger.

Take the controls of the Aero Commander, activate the Lincoln Bomber propeller, climb aboard the Dakota C47 and see the classic Spitfire and more aircraft. Learn about South Australia's rich aviation history with the memorabilia displays. Browse in the museum shop with something for young and old.

Listen to the purr of the Merlin Engine and seven other radial engines from the First and Second World Wars during the museums tri annual engine runs.

Lipson Street
Port Adelaide, SA, 5015

Located 3.1K from Cheltenham

Indoor Skirmish - Paintball Sports

Indoor Skirmish Paintball Sports is exactly what you have been waiting for, the ultimate adrenalin rush game. Your heart is pounding, the adrenalin is flowing like mad, your hands are sweating, the siren goes off and the music starts to pound. You run like crazy to the first barricade and stop, your heart is still pounding like crazy and you look around, suddenly you see someone moving toward you. You pop up and go to take a shot and thump, all you see through your mask is pink, you have been tagged. You are temporarily out. That's Australia's only Indoor Skirmish, the most exciting game. The urban battlefield is a setting of nightmares; a vast cavernous expanse filled with sandbag bunkers, 44-gallon drums and gutted car bodies.

Open seven days a week, session times are 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7.30pm and bookings are essential.

7 Barlow Street
Port Adelaide, SA, 5015

Located 3.1K from Cheltenham

Better World Arts

Established in 1996, Better World Arts has a beautiful range of richly coloured handcrafted rugs, cushions, lacquer boxes, bags, silver and ceramic jewellery. These are a result of collaborations which engage traditional artisans from Kashmir, Peru and the Tibetan community in Nepal, who apply Aboriginal designs to their own handcrafted works.

Better World Arts cross cultural projects are a collaboration of art and crafts people from around the globe. They showcase some of the best work from diverse cultures and rely on empowering business models, creating real economic and cultural benefits. They also enable the passage of skills and traditions to future generations and help share cultural heritage with a wider audience.

Better World Arts alongside Ngura Wiru Winkiku has developed a comprehensive range of programmes which enable Anangu to engage in the economic and cultural community of Adelaide including health, lifestyle and nutrition education; liaison with schools improving school participation and attendance; ongoing employment programmes that are culturally and personally empowering; cultural maintenance programmes; holistic support structures for families; and professional development opportunities for artists.

144 Commercial Road
Port Adelaide, SA, 5015

Located 3.1K from Cheltenham

Royal Adelaide Golf Club

The Royal Adelaide Golf Club links at Seaton has been the venue for many international and interstate matches and championships.

The club has hosted nine Open Championships of Australia and 16 Amateur Championships of Australia. The Australian Ladies Amateur and Open Championships have also been played over the links. A one-of-a-kind course, Royal Adelaide has changed substantially over the years, yet retained its fundamental character and charm.

Royal Adelaide retains the distinctive character of a comparatively open links course, an attribute by no means common in this country. It is this character which members and visitors alike recognise as a priceless asset in a golf course situated so close to a major city. Taken as a whole, the Seaton course, with its wide open spaces, poses more problems than appear at first sight, except under the most benign conditions. Most members are more than happy to complete their round having played to their handicaps.

Green fees vary so please enquire direct.

328 Tapleys Hill Road
Seaton, SA, 5023

Located 3.4K from Cheltenham

Port Walks

Let a local volunteer tour guide show you South Australia's first State Heritage Area by taking you on a one-hour walk around Port Adelaide - our maritime heart.

Port Adelaide's ornate old buildings, humble warehouses and bond stores, wharves and hotels tell the vivid tale of colonial maritime life. This is a museum Mecca, with museums dedicated to ships, trains, planes, toys and more. There's a wealth of history and stories to share, a great variety of attractions including Port River Cruises, Sunday Markets and galleries.

So make sure you discover Port Adelaide's fascinating past with one of our friendly and informative volunteer tour guides soon.

Bookings are essential. Maximum of six persons in a group per tour.

Port Walks are available by appointment for other days and times. Please ring 08 8405 6560 or 1800 629 888 for more information.

66 Commercial Road
Port Adelaide, SA, 5015

Located 3.4K from Cheltenham

Port Community Arts Centre

The Port Community Arts Centre was established in 1987 and is housed in the heritage Black Diamond Centre building at the corner of Commercial Road and St Vincent Streets, Port Adelaide, which is next door to the Visitor Information Centre.

In the spirit of community, it is completely managed by volunteers, including artists and people with special skills. The facilities consist of a workshop with areas for artists and art classes of various kinds such as drawing, painting and ceramics. There is an art gallery for exhibitions and supporting office space.

The Port Community Arts Centre's role is to provide a quality community cultural development and community arts program for the local community. Enrich and celebrate the community culture of the Port Adelaide area by involving and responding to the local community in the activities and projects that the Arts Centre undertakes. Promote accessibility of these activities to all sectors of the community.

66 Commercial Road
Port Adelaide, SA, 5015

Located 3.4K from Cheltenham

Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary

The Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary provides a home to one of Adelaide's best-loved creatures, the Bottlenose Dolphin. These wild dolphins come here to eat, play, socialise and live and can be seen most days from both water and land look outs.

The sanctuary is one of the gems of metropolitan Adelaide. Including the Port River, Barker Inlet, Outer Harbour and North Haven marinas, reaching as far north as Port Gawler. Located only 20 minutes from the city, the area features a 10,000-year-old mangrove forest and over 40 resident bottlenose dolphins, while another 300 dolphins visit the area regularly.

The area is also popular for its natural wonders, birdlife and water activities, making it one of the best and most easily accessible Dolphin Sanctuaries in the world.

Other wildlife that can easily be spotted are sting rays, long nosed fur seals and endangered Australian sea lions. The area is also a popular bird watching site and shares most of its northern coastal habitat with the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary.

Why not come along and try your hand at fishing, dolphin watching, bird watching, kayaking and paddle boarding.

port adelaide, SA, 5015

Located 3.4K from Cheltenham

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Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre

The Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre is located in an 1860 heritage-listed building namely the 'Black, Diamond Centre' which originally housed the Customs, Courts, Police Station and Lock-up Cells. It has been restored to its original stone condition.

The centre consists of four beautifully presented exhibition rooms with interpretative displays, free public access iPad and an extensive selection of brochures and maps to assist the traveller.

Make sure to visit our Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Display Room to discover more about the fascinating world of our wild dolphins and their natural environment which includes the Port River.

The Centre's friendly team can assist to help make the most of your visit to the Port and its surrounds by providing the latest attractions and events information.

Free bike hire is also available as another option for travellers to enjoy cycling around the Port's State Heritage Area, Waterfront Loop Path and nearby Coast Park.

66 Commercial Road
Port Adelaide, SA, 5015

Located 3.4K from Cheltenham

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