Glenelg goes off on a fri/saturday night.
head to the pier... (turn right at the jetty and keep walking) for the classy/funk/club/restraunt hub... or just stick to good old jetty rd to witness many-a-drunken antic. The Best pubs are the dubin, jetty bar and the backpackers... although the grand is pretty fab before dark, after sunset, the grand turns into the most popular club... but the jetty bar and the backpackers are worth a go.
P.S. Never ever ever ever come in winter... it's v. cold and rather boring.
P.P.S. new years is crazy- plenty of ferals (see pic.) but plenty of fun.
HMS Buffalo is a replica of the original HMS Buffalo which sailed from Portsmouth to Holdfast Bay (off Glenelg) in 1836. The replica was built on-site between 1980 and 1982 at a cost of $1.5million using the original admiralty plans.
The museum houses illustrations and extracts from the old log books, original diary notes, sketches and photos that tell the story of the original HMS Buffalo's voyage 6. Part of the replica also houses a restaurant.
Moseley Square is at the end of Jetty Road where the Glenelg tram runs. It is full of shops and civic buildings including the historic old Town Hall and Post Office. There is an art and craft marketing alongside the Foreshore every weekend.
Glenelg is a wonderful and very popular seaside area of Adelaide with white sandy beaches great for swimming but not great for surfing. Life Savers are on duty on the beach in their towers and there was a beach volley ball competition going on when we were there.
Along the foreshore is also a fun park, mini-golf and arcade games. On the serious side there are a number of old relics from the early days like the Old Gum Tree which makes the spot where proclamation of South Australia was read in 1836, the HMS Buffalo, along with historic buildings and of course great shopping. The only remaining tram line also runs from the city to Glenelg.
Adelaide’s only remaining tram line is Glenelg. The line runs from Glenelg Beach to King William Street in the city.