Dockside Festival: Port Adelaide Lighthouse Tours and Port River Cruises

Experience two Port Adelaide icons this Dockside Festival with the South Australian Maritime Museum.

Port Adelaide Lighthouse Tours

See the festival from above! The lighthouse will be open for visitors throughout the weekend, so come inside to see the historic displays, climb the steps to the top, and take in the view from the deck.

First erected in 1869 at Outer Harbor to guide vessels entering the Port River, the lighthouse was moved to South Neptune Island in 1900 where it served for 85 years before being replaced by an automatic solar-powered light. In 1986, the lighthouse returned home to Port Adelaide and was reassembled on its present site.

Time: Open 10.30am – 12.30pm, 1.15pm – 4pm
Tickets: $10 per person, purchase on the day from the Port Adelaide Lighthouse

Port River Cruises on Archie Badenoch

See the festival from the water! Join the action on the river with a cruise on historic vessel Archie Badenoch. Learn about the historical sites and points of interest along the waterfront.

Built during WWII by General Motors Holden for the Royal Australian Navy, the vessel was then commissioned by the South Australian Police in 1946 and named in honour of Constable Archibald Badenoch, the first police officer killed in action during the war. Archie served as the Number 1 Water Police Launch until 1978 and is now operated by the South Australian Maritime Museum.

Time: 30-minute tours, 10.30am, 11.15am, 12.00pm, 1.15pm, 2.00pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm
Tickets: $10 per person, purchase on the day from the Port Adelaide Lighthouse


Visit the Dockside Festival website for more information about what’s on during the weekend.