Located only 12km 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:
MOTORISTS, 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.
CYCLISTS, Adelaide has allocated bike lanes for bike riders, but caution still needs to be taken when driving on them. Roads in the Adelaide Hills often have no passing lanes or bike lanes, and lots of double centre lines. As a result, it's hard to pass cyclists riding two abreast. On these roads, single-file cycling helps to improve the safety of motorists and cyclists. www.bikesa.asn.au.
NEW Frome Street bikeway is now open for cyclists in the city: www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/FromeStreetBikeway
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. Enjoy!
WALKING TRAILS AROUND ADELAIDE:
Hallett Cove - 3km
Cleland Conservation Park - 7km
Deep Creek Conservation Park - 6.7km
Talisker Conservation Park - 1-2km
Belair National Park - 3km
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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.
25-26 July- Winter Reds Cellar Door Weekend. Adelaide Hills. For more info: www.adelaidehillswine.com.au
25-26 July- Willunga Almond Blossom Festival. Fleurieu Peninsula. For more info: www.almondblossomfestival.com.au
1-31 August- SALA Festival. State-wide. For more info: www.salainc.com.au
14-16 August- Barossa Gourmet Weekend. Barossa Valley. For more info: www.barossagourmet.com
15-16 August- Strathalbyn Collectors, Hobbies and Antiques Fair. Fleurieu Peninsula. For more info: www.slta.asn.au
16-26 August- Big Burke and Wills Trek. Flinders Ranges and Outback. For more info: www.bigburkeandwillstrek.com
4-12 September- Royal Adelaide Show. For more info: www.theshow.com.au
4-5 September- Mountain Biking: 18 hours of Melrose. Flinders Ranges and Outback. For more info: www.melrosemountainbike.com
19-20 September- Victor Harbor Rock n' Roll Festival. Fleurieu Peninsula. For more info: www.rocknrollfestival.com.au
20 September- Sunday Mail City to Bay Fun Run. Adelaide. For more info: www.city-bay.org.au
23 September- 4 October- OzAsia Festival. Adelaide. For more info: www.ozasiafestival.com.au
27 September- Stirling Laneways- Spring. Adelaide Hills. For more info: www.stirlingautumngardenfestival.com.au
27 September- Bay Birdwood Classic. Adelaide and Adelaide Hills. For more info: www.baytobirdwood.com.au
PORT ADELAIDE- Every Sunday and public holiday Monday. 9-5pm.
ADELAIDE FARMERS' MARKETS- Adelaide Showgrounds, Wayville. Every Sunday. 9-1pm.
HOLLAND STREET- Every Sunday. 9-2pm. (occasional twilight markets held throughout the year)
GILLES STREET- October to May: 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. June to September: 3rd Sunday of the month. 10am-4pm.
FLINDERS STREET- Every Saturday and Sunday. 10am-3pm
CENTRAL MARKETS- Open Tuesday to Saturday. Varying opening times, refer to market website for details.
MARION- Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. 8am-12pm
BRIGHTON- Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. 7am-12pm.
NORTH TERRACE MARKETS- Twilight markets. From October to March, typically held on the last Sunday of the month. 4pm-8pm.
GOOLWA Wharf - 1st & 3rd Sunday every month. 9-3pm
PORT ELLIOT - 1st & 3rd Saturday every month.
HAHNDORF - 4th Saturday each month except December. 8.30-1pm
HACKHAM WEST - 4th Saturday every month. 9-1pm
MCLAREN VALE - 3rd Sunday every month. 11-4pm
WILLUNA - 1st Saturday every month. 9-2pm
LITTLEHAMPTON - 2nd Saturday every month. 8-12.30pm
MACCLESFIELD - Every Sunday. 9.30-3pm
MEADOWS - 2nd Sunday every month. 9-3pm
MOANA - 2nd Sunday every month. 9-1.30pm
ADELAIDE HILLS - Every Saturday morning Mt Barker
CHRISTIES BEACH - 1st & 3rd Sunday every month. 9-2pm
STIRLING - 4th Sunday every month & 3rd Sunday in December. 10-4pm
STRATHALBYN - 3rd Sunday of every month. 8-2pm
WOODSIDE - 3rd Sunday every month. 7-12 noon
WILLUNGA Quarry - 2nd Saturday every month. 9-1pm
WILLUNGA farmers - Every Saturday. 8-12.30pm
LOBETHAL - Every Saturday 8.30 -4pm & Every Sunday 10-4pm
ALDINGA - 4th Sunday every month. 9-1pm
MT BARKER - 1st Saturday every month. 9-2pm
VICTOR HARBOR - 2nd & 4th Sunday every month. 9-3pm
MEADOWS - 4 day Easter Fair
MEADOWS - Country Fair & Battunga Field Day. Every 3rd Sunday in October
MACCLESFIELD - Strawberry Fete. Every 4th Sunday in November