It's interesting how people hear little bits of information here and there, and before you know it, they have pieced it all together and decided its
all part of some massive secret underground network.
Sadly, atleast in this case, this far from reality.
Adelaide, like most cities, has its fair share of tunnels. These include, drainage, utility, access, train, etc. Unfortunately, they very rarely
connect with eachother, and certainly do not combine to form some sort of underground city.
Some points about the information mentioned in this thread:
www.addelayed.com (no longer online) was full of assumptions and inaccurate information. It was run by the same person who ran
There are tunnels under Victoria Square. Some were dug as bunkers in WW2 and have since been filled in. Others were used to transport government
staff, money, and gold between the Treasuary, the Torrens building, and the Post office. These have since been blocked at several places between
There is no tunnel running from 'one of the major banks'. The closest any tunnel gets to a bank would be the above mentioned tunnels which run under
the road/footpath outside the former reserve bank.
The 'entrance accidently dug up' near elder park was actually part of an embankment leading to the entrance of a disused train tunnel. This tunnel
was once part of the Jubilee train line, and dispite claims made on www.geocities.com/dr_f1l_good of an underground "station accessible from Govt
House and also the Parade Grounds" the tunnel is actually only 20 meters long at best.
The monastery tunnels mentioned by mojo4sale are probably the stormwater drain that runs through the grounds. It is 5 or 6 Km (~3.5miles) from the
anzac memorial mentioned.
The tunnel used by people to sneak in to the 'Big Day Out' event in the Wayville showgrounds was a storm water drain. - It has since been
thepresidentsbrain talks about a tunnel linking "the old police HQ in Angus St with Government house and the parliament". There was (and i beleive
still is) a tunnel running from the watchhouse (attached to the police building) to the neighbouring magistrates courts. This is used to transfer
prisoners in custody from the cells to the court rooms.
There have been rumors for years about a tunnel linking Government house to Parliament house, however i have never seen any evidence of this. It is
possible that it is being confused with a tunnel that once existed running from Parliament house to the neighbouring train station.
There is a small building in the east parklands, however it is mearly a pump house. it definately has no stairs.
NJE777 refers to two tunnels, one in Kent town, and one in St Peters. These are both stormwater drains. They roughly follow the original paths of
First and Second creeks.
Knights quotes an External site (again by dr_f1l_good) which refers to a tunnel with "castle fortification" built in 1917. This is a reservoir
supply tunnel and is full of running water. It is outside the Adelaide metro area. The 'sexy-slate' tunnel also mentioned is another stormwater
The two images in Knights post are from tunnels under the Adelaide metro area. The first shows the entrance to an overflow drain in the north eastern
suburbs. And the second is taken in a former train tunnel in the Adelaide hills.
Although the town of Coober Pedy mentioned by gizzey is in the same state as Adelaide, it is over 900Km (660miles) away. And the climate is very very
I have been studying the tunnels under adelaide for over 10 years now. As much as i would like these stories to be true, sadly most of them are not as
impressive as they seem.
If anyone has any questions or comments, you are more than welcome to contact me at 'wizard -at- caveclan d0t org'. I am not a regular user of this
forum and may not be back to check on replys.
Adelaide Cave Clan.