Tour & Activities

Introducing Game Truck Australia: Experience new perspectives in learning, working, and living in the digital world through gameplay.

We're excited to host Game Truck Australia, an interactive experience like no other. 

The Game Truck will be an interactive exhibit to help delegates experience digital videos games in the context of broad human experience, including life and work. Open every day of the conference from 9am-4pm at Register Street, UniSA Campus (show your lanyard for entry!). 

Wednesday 26 September Introduction to eSports: Competitive Gaming
Thursday 27 September Minecraft Learners, Minecraft Workers
Friday 28 September Back to the Future: Retro Gaming memories and experience

No bookings required. 


Exclusive DHA 2018 Organised Tours

During your stay in Adelaide for DHA 2018, make sure you check out the various tours and activities on offer - including a handful of opportunities exclusive to DHA 2018 attendees!

Through the University of South Australia, we have secured a number of organised tours showcasing significant institutions in the humanities space. Each tour is completely free for DHA 2018 attendees, but bookings are essential due to the limited spaces available. 


SA Film Corporation: Adelaide Studios tour

Friday, 28 September 3pm

A bus will be provided to take you to the studio from the DHA 2018 Conference, but please note the timing means you will have to leave the Friday afternoon Plenary Session early.

Adelaide Studios is a creative hub for South Australian screen businesses and screen practitioners. Managed by the South Australian Film Corporation, the studios have attracted a number of high profile projects since opening in 2011 including TV drama series ANZAC Girls and Deadline Gallipoli, and feature films The Babadook and A Month of Sundays.

The facilities have been designed to operate as an integrated hub and feature:

  • Two sound stages
  • Dolby Premier 7.1 Mixing Theatre
  • ADR and Foley Studios
  • 100-seat screening theatre.

Join this small group (20 max.) as they get to go behind the scenes of a working film studio.

To register your interest, please email Cameron Raynes at

Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library treasures showcase

Wednesday, 26 September 1pm

Bob Hawke Building, UniSA City West Campus

On this short tour you’ll get to see a representative sample of the treasures in the Bob Hawke Collection, and the work the library is doing in making these treasures more accessible to the public.

To register your interest, please email Cameron Raynes at

Jeffrey Smart Building tour

Tuesday, 25 September 3:30pm

Jeffrey Smart Building, Hindley Street

The Jeffrey Smart Building was conceived and built as a space devoted to student and staff learning, making great use of the latest technology in a move away from traditional lecture theatres and tutorial rooms to technology-enhanced classrooms. It includes collaborative and interactive teaching spaces; social learning spaces; forum and media wall; digital way finders; open plan and group study as well as project rooms and spaces for individual study and learning.

The Library has 11 archival collections (including the Bob Hawke collection) and is actively engaged in making them more discoverable to researchers and members of the community.

To register your interest, please email Cameron Raynes at


UniSA Architecture Museum

Wednesday 26 September 1-2pm, Thursday 27 September 1-2pm, Friday 28 September 3-5pm

Level 1, Kaurna Building, cnr Hindley Street and Fenn Place

A unique repository of records from architects and allied professionals and a dynamic hub of research into South Australia’s architectural and built environment history.

The Architecture Museum holds more than 200,000 items, including approximately 20,000 drawings and a 2,000-volume library. The holdings relate to the work of private practitioners. The focus is on materials produced in the 20th century and particularly in the period circa 1910-1980. 

Click here to register. You can also check out their instagram page here. 


Self-guided tours and activities

In addition to the organised tours, we have curated a list of tours and activities you may find interesting during your time in Adelaide. Ranging from fascinating museum exhibitions, right through to the tastes and aromas of the historic Adelaide Markets, there'll be something for everyone!

MOD - Museum of Discovery (FREE)

A new museum for the 21st century, featuring various exhibitions at the cutting edge of science and humanities including Purle Munaintya, Our Sky, Birds & Bees, Feeling Human, Double Agent, and Transfigurations.
North Terrace adjacent Morphett Street Bridge
12–6pm Tues to Thurs; 12–8pm Friday; 10am–4pm Saturday & Sunday.

Centre of Democracy - History Trust of SA (FREE)

A permanent exhibition gallery with a focus on democracy, including ‘The Democracy Machine’, an interactive digital artwork which will transport you back in time to vote on some of the most compelling moments in South Australia’s past.
Institute Building, corner of North Terrace and, Kintore Ave 
Open 10 am to 5 pm every day.

Migration Museum (FREE)

Permanent exhibitions include ‘Impact’ and ‘Twenty-First Century Migration’. Temporary exhibitions as advertised on their site.
82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide
Open 10 am to 5 pm every day

State Library (FREE)

Corner North Tce & Kintore Ave. Daily one-hour tours at 11am & 2pm.
Monday to Wednesday 10am-8pm
Thursday & Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

Samstag Museum (FREE)

One of Australia's leading university art museums, offering two free exhibitions during late September: Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits, and Molly Reynolds & Rolf De Heer: The Waiting Room.

Hawke Building, City West campus, University of South Australia, 55 North Terrace
Tues to Fri 10am — 5pm
Sat 12 — 5pm

Pridham Hall & Pool

A short walk from the UniSA City West campus, the Pridham Hall gym and pool facilities are available for public use - no excuses for missing your regular workout!

Casual gym use, $15; pool use, $8; combined use, $20.

Corner Hindley Street and Clarendon Street

Adelaide City Library, Digital Hub (FREE)

The Adelaide City Library runs an innovative set of programs and events, including Virtual Reality experiences, Discover Robotics workshops, and 3-D printing workshops. You can view times via the Innovation Lab website. The VR program is also available.

77-91 Rundle Mall (access via Francis St)
Monday / Tuesday / Thursday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Wednesday: 10am – 7pm
Friday: 10am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

City of Adelaide self-guided tours (FREE)

Talks, Trails and Tunes’ and ‘Heritage and Folklore’ themed walks. Downloadable maps, with podcast commentary and Spotify playlists, help you to explore Adelaide. 
Kaurna Walking Trail Download a PDF of map and explanatory text regarding Kaurna sites easily accessible to the visitor to Adelaide. Most of these are situated between North Terrace and the Torrens River.
Public Art Database Contains maps, photos, and descriptions of over 70 instances of public art in the city of Adelaide, including ’14 Pieces’, ‘Black Spring’, and ‘A Way of Seeing’. 
Story City Download Story City app on your phone and choose one of five ‘story experiences’ set in Adelaide CBD, Grange, and Port Adelaide suburbs. 


Jam Factory (FREE)

An innovative art gallery and not-for-profit organization, featuring purpose-built studios for ceramics, glass, furniture and metal design.
Daily tours, 11 am.
19 Morphett Street, Adelaide
7 days, 10am -5pm

Adelaide Central Markets (FREE)

Established in 1869, serving South Australians for 149 years, the Adelaide Markets are a showcase for SA’s vibrant, high-quality food production, with over 70 stall holders providing everything from a bewildering array of mushrooms, cheeses and coffee, to freshly caught seafood. Nine million visitors soak in the smells and sights every year. 
44-60 Gouger St, Adelaide
Tuesday 7 – 5.30; Wednesday 9 - 5.30; Thursday 9 – 5.30, Friday 7 – 9, Saturday 7 – 3.

The Bradman Collection (FREE)

Just inside the gates at the Adelaide Oval, the Bradman Collection is a thoughtfully presented exhibition of mementoes and memorabilia from Sir Donald Bradman’s personal collection. Acknowledged as the greatest batsman to play the game of cricket, you can watch footage of Bradman, test your skills with the interactive museum, and browse through personal items including cricket bats, balls, and trophies.

Monday to Sunday, 9am to 4pm

Adelaide City Council library, 3D printing tutorial (FREE) bookings essential

Innovation Lab maker session, 1.5-hour 3D printing tutorial. Open to the public on a first-in-first-served nature. One person can book into each Maker Session and bring along friends, max. of four people. Book in and find more information online.

Book ahead as there is high demand, or head to a ‘Drop In’ session to ask questions about the Lab or 3D printers.

Adelaide Ghosts & Ghouls Walking Tour (FREE)

Self-directed tour of Adelaide’s more ‘chilling’ history, a 2 to 2.5 hr walk + audio tour.

Adelaide is a compact and safe city, with restaurants, cafes, and other entertainment within walking distance of most city locations.

Beaches are approximately a half hour by car, with some public transport options available, and world famous wineries and national parks are accessible if delegates would like to stay for activities outside the conference. Direct domestic flights are also available to all major Australian cities.

Visit to help plan your visit to Adelaide.


Travel and Lodging:

The venue is in the central Adelaide business district, so there are many options for accommodation. Some nearby options include:

Adelaide Riviera North Terrace, Adelaide (4 Stars)
InterContinental AdelaideNorth Tce, Adelaide (5 stars)
Stamford Plaza AdelaideNorth Tce, Adelaide (5 stars)
Mayfair Hotel 45 King William Street, Adelaide (5 stars)
Oaks Embassy North Terrace, Adelaide (Serviced Apartments, 4.5 stars)
Rockford Hotel Hindley St, Adelaide (4 Stars) 
Breakfree Adelaide Hindley Street, Adelaide (hotel style and services apartments, 4 stars)
Adelaide Central YHA 135 Waymouth Street, Adelaide (Backpacker style hostel)



Adelaide International Airport is 7 kilometres from the centre of the city, with plenty of taxis or ridesharing services available at most times. Some accommodation providers offer airport pick up, and an Airport bus (J1X or J1) departs the Adelaide Airport for the CBD every half hour, with the journey taking approximately 35 minutes.