Winter Wanderings at SA Maritime Museum | Torrens Island & Archie Tours | Jul – Oct 2022

Torrens Island Quarantine Station Tours

Take a trip back in time and experience what it was like to be put into quarantine back in the early 1900s with the Torrens Island Quarantine Station tour.

The Quarantine Station was built in 1879 to stop passengers from bringing diseases such as smallpox into Adelaide. Today, the site is remarkably intact and evokes the experiences of passengers placed in quarantine from the 1880s to the 1960s.

The fully guided 90-minute tour visits the bathing blocks that separated first and second-class passengers, the boiler house used to power fumigation, the morgue and the isolation hospital. The character of the buildings, the history of the site and the ambience of the natural environment make the Quarantine Station a very evocative place.


  • Sunday 31 July 2022
  • Sunday 14 August 2022
  • Sunday 28 August 2022
  • Sunday 11 September 2022
  • Sunday 25 September 2022

All tours start at 11 am


Ticket includes entry to the SA Maritime Museum.

  • $30 per person


Archie Badenoch Port River Cruises

Take a cruise along the Port River on the SA Maritime Museum historic vessel Archie Badenoch.

Built in 1942 at GMH for the Royal Australian Navy, Archie Badenoch served as a supply vessel during WWII. From 1946 to 1978 the vessel was operated by the South Australian Police as the number 1 Water Police Launch. The Port River Cruise will take approximately 1 hour with stops along the way at many of the historical areas and points of interest along the Port River.


  • Sunday 7 August 2022
  • Sunday 21 August 2022
  • Sunday 4 September 2022
  • Sunday 18 September 2022
  • Sunday 2 October 2022

There are two cruises per day at 11 am and 1 pm


  • $15 per person. 


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the SA Maritime Museum website

What:   Torrens Island & Archie Tours

When:    July – October 2022 | See dates & times above

Where:   SA Maritime Museum | 126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: SA Maritime Museum website


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