Abandoned Places and Urbex Locations in Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide and South Australia as a whole has many incredible abandoned places and Urbex locations to explore. Some people may see Adelaide as a backwater, but eventually people find out that small sleepy towns can have some big secrets. Adelaide has Abandoned Asylums, Cult Compounds, Secret Tunnels, Bunkers, Historic Mines, Industrial buildings, Caves, Drains, Car Graveyards, Theatres, WW2 Military relics, Churches – you name it, we’ve got it.

I’ve had the privilege to explore some of the best places Adelaide has to offer. Here are a collection of the blogs I have written along with the photo galleries of Adelaide’s abandoned places. – Jim

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The Windsor Theatre

The Windsor Theatre

The Windsor Theatre in Lockleys South Australia was a relic of Adelaide’s suburban theatres. A reminder of a time before television was in everyone’s homes people would regularly come to see the latest Hollywood Blockbuster. As suburban theatres popularity dwindled...

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The Dark History of Glenside’s abandoned E-Ward

The Dark History of Glenside’s abandoned E-Ward

Driving through the quiet leafy suburbs on the outskirts of Adelaide city is a looming clocktower that can be spotted from Fullarton Road, this is the admin building of Glenside Hospital. Urban explorers in Adelaide have always wished to explore the Abandoned...

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The Train Graveyard of Port Pirie

The Train Graveyard of Port Pirie

If you are travelling into the old industrial town of Port Pirie (North of Adelaide) chances are you will pass these huge rusting metal hulks. Looming above the arid saltbush and weeds, next to the hum of the electrical substation, you will see four decaying train...

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Abandoned House at 354 Marion Road that Burnt Down

Abandoned House at 354 Marion Road that Burnt Down

At 6pm of October 30th 2021 A fire ripped through the heritage-listed house at 354 Marion Road, completely burning the building to a shell. In this fire, the skylight which was the most impressive part of the house was completely reduced to rubble. Abandoned in 2014...

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The Sleep’s Hill Mushroom & Train Tunnels

The Sleep’s Hill Mushroom & Train Tunnels

Just as a trigger warning this post talks about heavy subjects such as sexual abuse etc. The Sleep’s Hill tunnels have a colourful history, originally built as a train tunnel, converted into a mushroom farm and even used to store ammunition and the state archives most...

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Rapid Bay Quarry

Rapid Bay Quarry

Rapid Bay is one of South Australia's top destinations on the Fleurieu Peninsula, best known for its jetties, fishing, scuba diving, camping and beach caves. Every year around summertime, you will find hundreds of influencers uploading selfies on the beach, families...

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The Adelaide Doomsday Bunker

The Adelaide Doomsday Bunker

In the '80s, Before prepping was a widely known hobby, an Adelaide man took it upon himself to build his own doomsday bunker. This was no small 1 room air-raid shelter; it was a fully decked out nuclear bunker that could sustain life underground for the foreseeable...

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Mid-century House

Mid-century House

Recently I was contacted by someone who was close to this house I explored and knew all the history of its previous owners. He reached out to me because he recognised the place in my Instagram story and was willing to tell me the in-depth history of the house. Just be...

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