About Glenelg

Welcome to historic Glenelg, Adelaide’s City by the Sea


Nestled on the white sandy coast of St. Vincent’s Gulf, Glenelg is only 15 minutes from the city of Adelaide and 10 minutes from Adelaide Airport.

Glenelg offers a vibrant retail centre with a kaleidoscope of shopping experiences complimented by a variety of cosmopolitan restaurants, from alfresco dining to award-winning silver service establishments. Historically South Australia’s founding colonists and first Governor landed in Glenelg in 1836 walking inland to the ‘Old Gum Tree’ where the Governor issued a proclamation that established the Government of South Australia. Historical walks showcasing Glenelg’s heritage are well-formatted for all visitors to enjoy.

The historic Glenelg tram connects Glenelg with the sights of Adelaide, and Bums On Seats Tours show local attractions. All of Adelaide’s attractions are within easy reach.

Glenelg experiences a perfect Mediterranean climate, characteristic of hot dry summers, which average 27 °C, and cool dry winters averaging 15 °C. Glenelg is a perfect destination to relax or party.

Glenelg is the gateway to:


The perfect blend of style and sophistication without the brashness of a big city. Explore Adelaides famous cultural heart North Terrace’s show-casing the Art Gallery, Museum and Adelaide Casino. Only a short stroll from these are walks beside the River Torrens, The Adelaide Zoo, and The Adelaide Festival Centre. Tour Adelaide

Adelaide Hills

A 30 minute drive from Glenelg and you will be in the heart of an idyllic hills-setting with lush flora, vineyards, orchards, and farms. Charming hills towns boast a smorgasbord of home made pastries and preserves, quiet picnic areas, restaurants and wildlife reserves make the Adelaide Hills a enchanting touring experience. Tour Adelaide Hills

McLaren Vale

A pleasant 30 minute drive from Glenelg will find you in the heart of a famous wine district that rivals the most picturesque sceneries. Sample some of South Australia’s best wines in a warm friendly atmosphere. Tour McLaren Vale Kangaroo Island Board the luxurious Fast Ferries from Glenelg to Kingscote and in just over 2 hours you will be on the third largest island in Australia. It is a patchwork of farmland and truly unique national parks where you can walk amongst a seal colony or just relax in a truly unspoiled environment of pristine wilderness. Tour Kangaroo Island

Southern Coastline

A pleasant drive along South Australia’s coast will find you mesmerised by Mediterranean blue waters and sheer sandstone cliffs. Easily accessible for those who wish to stay a while and take in the uplifting ocean breezes.

Barossa Valley

This scenic valley, just a 1 hour drive from Glenelg, is set amidst tranquil townships of some of our first European settlers and renowned as one of the States premier wine growing regions. Tour Barossa Valley


Glenelg Bike Hire Day Tours Adelaide Moving People Big Families, Lots of Luggage, or just need your own space? call Bums On Seats People Movers If you prefer a quieter pace, golf, fishing, river cruises, dolphin watching, bowling, cinema and scenic walks are only a few of the attractions easily available.

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