COVID-19 UPDATE Our educational tours of Christie Walk are currently available.
We will let you know any Covid-19 requirements before your tour.
 

Who would benefit from a tour?

Our tours offer inspirational and practical examples of a more sustainable way of living, with relevance to a wide range of people:

  • primary, secondary and tertiary students
  • home renovators or those planning to buy or build a home
  • architects, builders and city planners
  • workplace and community groups
  • anyone with an interest in community and the interaction of natural and built environments

Tours typically visit all areas of Christie Walk, including the outstanding roof garden as well as spending time inside one of our homes.

Booking is essential

Please email urbanecologytours@gmail.com.

A tour can be arranged on any day of the week, provided one of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides is available.

Tour fees

Minimum tour fee $100 (see per person rates below).
Maximum group size 15 per guide.
We can have 2 guides touring with separate groups at the same time.

Student tours

Tours can be adapted to suit particular curriculum needs of school or tertiary students.
Student tours generally last one hour.  We will try to accommodate your preferred date and time.

Price per student:

  • Primary students $8.50
  • Secondary students $9.50
  • Tertiary students $15
  • No charge for accompanying lecturer/teacher

Public tours

Tours for workplace groups, community groups, professional organisations and members of the public can be customised to suit your interests and available times.  We will be happy to book a tour just for you, your family and friends, or special interest group.

Public tours last up to 1.5 hours.  We are also open to making special arrangements for your group.

Price per person:

  • Adult $25
  • Concession $20   (pensioner/senior/student/child under 18)

Tour content

A typical tour (student or public) will demonstrate the following and can also be adapted to suit visitor interest:

  • energy and resource efficient home design (including time inside one of our homes)
  • a variety of construction materials, including extensive use of recycled materials
  • solar energy for hot water and electricity generation
  • stormwater harvesting and recycling
  • extensive recycling as part of everyday living
  • alternative transport options including car share
  • community produce garden
  • rooftop garden (a first for Adelaide)
  • biodiversity restoration
  • benefits of developing local communities
  • tips for reducing your carbon footprint
Christie Walk guided tour
Christie Walk guided tour

Your comfort and safety

Dress appropriately for the weather as you will be outside on reasonably smooth and level paved areas for most of the time.  There are sheltered areas if weather is showery.  There are stairs to the roof garden so please wear comfortable shoes – a lift is available if you find stairs difficult.

Please also note the roof garden has two active beehives.

Do you have a disability that might affect your participation or enjoyment of a tour?  Please ask for any further information you require re access to areas we visit, toilets, etc.

Getting here

Tours start at our front gate, beneath the Christie Walk sign at 101-105 Sturt Street, Adelaide.
Our guide will meet you there.

Christie Walk is two streets south of the Adelaide Central Market, or a five minute walk along Sturt St from the City South tram stop.

Adelaide Metro’s free City Connector buses 98A, 98C, 99A and 99C stop right next to us on Sturt Street. For details see this page on the Adelaide Metro website.

Parking

Free 2 hour street parking may be found on Gilbert St (next south from Sturt St) and in Russell and Norman Streets.

Sturt Street has paid 2-hour parking for $8.40 on weekdays between 8am and 6pm, or $2.50 on Saturdays between 8am and 12 noon.

Weekend parking is generally unrestricted after 12 noon on Saturdays.

Onsite parking is not available.