Glenelg Ferris WheelGlenelg is Adelaide's most popular beach resort (especially in the summer). There is plenty of accommodation to choose from including apartments, hostels, hotels and motel accommodation, and a number of historic places of interest to visit.

Glenelg is a charismatic seaside resort set on the long sandy white shores of Holdfast Bay. Glenelg is the place of South Australia's original mainland settlement in 1836.

Glenelg has a Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and cool mild winters. Summer temperatures average around 27°C and winter months around 15°C.

Glenelg is easily accessed from the centre of Adelaide, being only 20 minutes drive away. Along with local buses, a vintage tram leaves from Victoria Square and takes you right to Glenelg beach.

Glenelg BeachIn this busy town you can relax on the beach, shop in the fashionable clothes and surf stores, and eat at one of the restaurants or cafes either in the town itself, or at the Holdfast Shores Complex. Glenelg also offers loads of activities.

In the water you can hire wave skis, try windsurfing, kayaking and sailing, and also go fishing. One special Experience is Swimming with the Dolphins which must be pre-booked in advance (this can be done online with Australian Explorer). Also popular is the River Cruise along the Murray River.

On land you can hire a bike, or play golf, tennis, beach volleyball or bowls. Also popular is the Barossa Valley Winery Tour which can also be booked online with us.

One thing that you can't miss is the 'HMS Buffalo', a replica of the first European settlers ship, who landed in 1836, and proclaimes the state beside an Old Gum Tree.

The boat is situated at the far end of Anzac Highway, opposite the Buffalo Motor Inn, although the old gum tree is a short drive/walk away, again just off of Anzac Highway.

HMS Buffalo in GlenelgThe main highstreet in Glenelg is Jetty Road, where you'll find a large majority of the shops and eating places, along with the side street delights.

At the end of Jetty Road (to the south) is Moseley Square, which marks the end of the tram line and the beginning of the beach.

Just around the corner is Moseley Street where you'll find the main bus stop taking you to a range of places around the region.

Glenelg Accommodation

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