As far as South Australian institutions go, they don’t get much more iconic than R.M.Williams boots. Get exclusive access to the R.M.Williams workshop, not normally accessible to members of the public, and discover the heritage, dedication, and care that is central to each lovingly crafted pair of boots, and even take home your very own personally fitted pair!
To begin your VIP experience, you will be collected by Adelaide local, and your guide for the day, Nic. Nic will meet you at your Adelaide CBD accommodation, or for South Australian locals, the Intercontinental on North Terrace, at 8:15am for your half day tour.
Once acquainted with your own private guide, you set your sights on the icon itself – The R.M.Williams workshop. Nic provides a fascinating insight into South Australian history, and brings the stories of the region and the workshop to life with his passion and insiders knowledge.
Walk the floors of the workshops, and learn about not only the story of RM Williams, but the journey each pair of boots takes from design to packing. Witness the dedication and care that goes into making each handcrafted pair of boots, and see the intricacies behind the workings of this historic workshop.
After building up an appetite in the workshop, enjoy an Australian inspired morning tea of damper, a good old Australian cuppa, and an array of other treats. Sit back and relax as you chat about the influential people who have shaped, and continue to shape this Adelaide icon.
To see the final step in the R.M.Williams process, you venture to the R.M.Williams Percy Street Store, where you will see the delicately created boots finished and ready for sale. Browse the wide array of boots, and be personally fitted for you very own pair*.
Few tours provide the opportunity to witness the creation and development of a product, and end with a personalised product to take home – but this is exactly how your day your will run.
After your personal fitting, your tour will conclude on arrival back in Adelaide CBD, or your accommodation.
Looking for things to do in Adelaide? This VIP tour is the perfect Adelaide day tour for those wanting to not only get an insight into South Australia history, but also see the processes and craftsmanship behind creating high-quality leather boots. Contact us to find out more.
*Only selected styles are included within the package costs. Should you choose a style outside that range, additional costs will occur. Boots are non-transferable.
Larger groups rates available on request basis
This itinerary can be taken all year round, however seasonal considerations may apply and availability will need to be confirmed at time of enquiry.
This tour does not operate on weekends or South Australian Public Holidays – other dates subject to availability in accordance to the workshop
These prices valid from 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020
Explore the world of RM Williams, visiting the Outback landscapes that shaped his life and work in luxury.
33 Queen St, Thebarton SA 5031 (Australia)
Mon – Fri 8.30 – 17.00