Located only 10km from the heart of Adelaide City, Glenelg is a charming seaside resort set on the long sandy white shores of Holdfast Bay. Glenelg is the site of South Australia's original mainland settlement in 1836. Glenelg is not only the place to see wild dolphins, but you can swim with them and it's a must do whilst in Adelaide. When you swim with them you have an amazing and unforgetable interaction that lasts for a lifetime - book your swim (or watch) either at the Glenelg Information Centre, or direct with Temptation Sailing. Have a look at their webpage www.dolphinboat.com.au.
Glenelg is Adelaide's most popular and beautiful coastal region featuring:
For our international visitors - WELCOME and please note that in Australia:
We drive on the LEFT hand side and speed limits are strictly enforced here. www.sa.gov.au/motoring.
You cannot travel into South Australia with fruit and vegetables as you may be trafficking pests & diseases - fines & penalties apply. www.pir.sa.gov.au/fruitfly.
Bushfire danger is very high in the Adelaide Hills area especially in the summer months, ensure that you & your vehicle are prepared in the event of a fire. www.cfs.sa.gov.au.
Adelaide has allocated bike lanes for bike riders, but caution still needs to be taken when driving of them. www.bikesa.asn.au.
Walking dogs: Please be aware that dog poo is a major pollution source because most of it is washed to our local beaches through stormwater drains. Enjoy your walks, be a responsible dog owner and enjoy a clean, healthy environment. When walking in public areas, dogs are to be under effective control at all times. Effective control means that the dog must be under control by either being on a lead or it must respond to verbal commands. During daylight savings times, any dog on the beach must be on a lead between the hours of 10am and 8pm. When walking a dog in a public place, always carry a plastic bag to collect any droppings. Biodegradable dog tidy bags are available from Council Offices and in various locations throughout the City of Holdfast Bay. Failing to carry an instrument to pick up your dog’s droppings in a public place may result in a $187.50 fine under Councils by-law (No. 41). www.holdfast.sa.gov.au
Glenelg has a perfect Mediterranean climate characterized by warm dry summers and cool mild winters. Summer temperatures average around 27°C and winter months around 15°C.
A short 25 minute trip by TRAM departing from the centre of Glenelg - Moseley Square, takes you into Adelaide City and most importantly - Rundle Mall. So you can base yourself at seaside Glenelg and know that you are just a short trip away from the lights of the big city! Purchase your TRAM tickets on board with coins or cards only (no dollar notes accepted) and sit back & enjoy the ride.
But really why leave this delightful seaside destination, when everything is at your fingertips. We hope you enjoy your stay at Glenelg, we know you will want to come back again for some more of what this beautiful town has to offer. Check out how much you can save when booking your Glenelg stay.
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For GLENELG EVENTS - please refer to the Events tab at the top of this page otherwise, a snapshot of some of the Adelaide Events are listed below.
8-31 December - Lights of Lobethal. www.lightsoflobethal.com
14 December - Carnival time @ Semaphore Foreshore from 11am daily until 14 Jan
15 December - Carols by Candlelight. Adelaide
16-24 Dec - Harbour Town Christmas Activities. www.harbourtownadelaide.com.au
20 December - Twilight Races @Morphettville. www.sajc.com.au
26 December - Boxing Day Family Races @ Morphettville. www.sajc.com.au
27-28 December - Bay Sheffield. www.saal.org.au
4 January - Beachport Duck Race Limestone Coast. www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au
5-12 January - National U14 Baseball Championships. www.baseball.com.au
7-9 January - World Tennis Challenge. www.worldtennischallenge.com
9 January - Coonawarra Vignerons Festival. www.coonawarra.org
12 January - Cape Jaffa Seafood & Wine Fest. www.capejaffafest.com.au
17-18 January - Harvest Festival M/Vale. www.harvestfestivalmclarenvale.com.au
18 January - Sounds by the River 2014. Mannum. www.southaustralia.com
18-19 January - Crush Wine & Food Festival. Adelaide Hills. www.southaustralia.com
18-26 January - Goolwa Regatta Week. www.goolwaregattaweek.com.au
19-26 January - Santos Tour Down Under. www.tourdownunder.com.au
24-27 January - Tunarama Festival Eyre Peninsula. www.tunarama.net
25 January - Gourmet Gallop Food & Wine Fest. www.kiracingclub.com.au
26-27 January - Mt Gambier Autofest. www.autofest.com.au