Open daily 10am - 3pm (weather permitting
Closed if forecast 36+)
Cost $20pp, $30 couple, Under 16 years free.
(No charge for model ship Gallery at Info Centre).
Bookings not required (except for large club groups, which can book for anytime).
Lots of free parking
Adults with young children are responsible for their supervision, to ensure their safety, and for the comfort of other visitors.
Daily tours 10am - 3pm
Open Public Holidays (except Christmas Day)
2.30pm last entry into ship. Please note : stairs into ship
No tours if forecast is 36 degrees+
CLIPPER SHIP CITY OF ADELAIDE
Dock 2, Honey St, Port Adelaide (extension of Ocean Steamers Rd)
The world's oldest surviving composite clipper ship
Reading a weather map can make a difference to your safety & enjoyment on a boating or walking trip or holiday!
There are ways to help you interpret the map that you can confidently recall.
How to read highs & lows off a weather map in the Southern Hemisphere in temperate latitudes.
High pressure system- is more likely to bring stable & warm weather.
With your right hand make a thumbs up with your hand- observe your fingers are curled around under your thumb in a counter clockwise direction.
This means a high pressure system turns counter clockwise.
A low pressure is more likely to bring cool to cold conditions. Rain may be part of a cold front system with wind.
Low pressure system
Make a thumbs down with your right hand- your fingers are curled above your thumb in a clockwise direction.
This means a low pressure system moves in a clockwise direction.
More scientific explanations can be found here
The latest weather map from the Bureau of Meteorology can be found here
The City of Adelaide had only one weather forecasting tool on board - a barometer. Combined with the considerable experience of the ship's officers, it provided a basic indication of future weather. Research how a barometer works and relate it to a weather map.