Since magic mountain closed down, there's not really not much to do for younger children but at glenelg beach the best things to do are fish, shop, eat and simply enjoy the scenery~ Its always a great experience to catch the tram to the glenelg beach. I usually catch the tram from the City's Victoria Squre~
Adelaide is not a very touristy place but there are a few popular places you may like to visit.
Rundle Mall - a pedestrian street in the city centre - and Marion (Westfield Shopping Centre, kind of south of the city centre) are two popular shopping places. Marion has one of the biggest movie theatres; both of these places are popular with young people.
The city itself is a good place to visit; apart from shops and buildings there's the museum, an art gallery and a few other places of interest. There are also parklands, botanical gardens and a zoo. The city is not very big; you can explore a good deal of it on foot if you choose.
Glenelg is probably the most popular beach in Adelaide, yet it's still not hugely crowded - obviously, the hotter days in summer are the busiest but even then the crowds aren't too terrible (but if you don't like them, just drive north or south to find another beach area). Just behind the beach is 'Jetty Road', a popular shopping street. You can also catch a tram there if you feel like the experience.
Then there's the Adelaide Hills which is a nice place for a drive. Stirling has some good cafes and is particularly beautiful in autumn, Mount Lofty offers good views of the city and has a beautiful botanic gardens, and a nearby wildlife park, Cleland.
I am not 100% sure if this tram is still up and running, but I know our boys really enjoyed it way back in 1992! It is a direct tram-line from the centre of Adelaide to the beach-side suburb of
Glenelg. And if you had children that were train made (as our boys were!) then this was indeed a highlight of a holiday to Adelaide.
Glenelg always was the place to be if you were in Adelaide in the summer. Known to be the best beach, plus it also had Magic Mountain, which I believe is now shut down. Magic Mountain was a waterslide complex, right on Glenelg Beach, and it was a lot of fun!
Glenelg is a busy little town where you can relax on the beach, shop in the fashionable clothes and surf stores, and eat at one of the many restaurants or cafes either in the town itself, or at the Holdfast Shores Complex. Glenelg also offers loads of activities. There is also a cinema in Glenelg that we went to on one night.
We boarded the tram from Victoria Square and went off to spend an afternoon on the beach at Glenelg. Glenelg is located 10 kilometres from the centre of Adelaide. It is a pretty seaside resort set on the white sands of Holdfast Bay. Victoria Square, Adelaide to Moseley Square, Glenelg takes only 25 minutes by tram.
OK- the beach here is not quite up to the standard of some in WA, Queensland or even NSW but it is pretty good. But Glenelg has more to offer than just a great beach. It is a town with character and the cafes, pubs and restaurants make it an excellent place to chill out.
This is Adelaide's beach side resort suburb, and it was also the beachhead for the establishment of the colony of South Australia, in the early 1800's.
Long white,sandy beaches, that are clean and safe. You can catch the electric train from Adelaide to arrive here in 25 minutes.
From Victoria Square in Adelaide, you can catch an old trolley-train to Glenelge, by the ocean. There are plenty of shops and restaurants to keep one busy for half a day or so. We saw a movie at a fun old-fashioned theater on the main street, and had lots of the New Zealand ice cream on one of the corners.
Adelaide is very green and has many parks so is a great place to chill out. Glenelg is the main beach, just out of town, but very popular.
I visited the South Australia museun(free entry) and was very impressed, especially with the Aboriginal stuff.
Glenelg is a 40 min tram ride from Victoria Square (in the city) and is a popular getaway for the locals seeking to unwind in the sand.
Go to the beach! Some Australian dogs are very friendly and invite you to play with their ball...:))
Here the beach of Glenalg. A very nice beach situated near by a nice shopping street in Glenalg.
Here is the old tram where you can go with to Glenelg, a nice ride to the endpoint. The beach of Glenelg.
Glenelg is only 20 mins from the city and is a great little beachside centre. Shopping is great along Jetty Road. Also try Harbour Town which is not far away for discount brands.