This lies 10 km or so west of the city centre. You can reach it by train (from the central station) or by bus from North Terrace.
The centre of Port Adelaide has many old balconied buildings, some old sailors’ pubs and a number of 19thC streets. There are also several museums. The best is the South Australia Maritime Museum at 126 Lipson Street (www.maritime.history.sa.com.au). Here you can see just what it was like to emigrate on the long voyage to Australia, with reconstructions of steerage accommodation from three different eras. The exhibits also include a number of old moored ships – one of which, the coaster Nelcebee, is said to be the third oldest ship registered at Lloyds of London.
Next door is the National Railway Museum (www.natrailmuseum.org.au). No railway buff should miss this one – which has more than a dozen old locos on display, as well as a superb model railway. Those who prefer planes should visit the South Australian Aviation Museum at 66 Lipson Street (www.saam.org.au), which shows you what the Aussies were flying during the Spitfire era, as well as a display of mementoes from the old days.
On Sundays they have a great flea market at Port Adelaide, and you can also take boat trips around the harbour.