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Adelaide's Beach Resort Suburb
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!
Adelaide's Beachside Town !
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.
- Historical Travel
Beach resort with character
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...
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.
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.
- Family Travel
Cute town, fun ride
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.
- Hiking and Walking
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.
- Budget Travel
Here is the old tram.
Here is the old tram where you can go with to Glenelg, a nice ride to the endpoint. The beach of Glenelg.
Shopping on Jetty Road
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.
Make sure you go out and visit this beautiful suburb of Adelaide... It's on the coast and has some gorgeous shops and great cafes/restaurants... :)
- Road Trip
- Family Travel
Magic Mountain amusement park.
Water park, amusement rides, and interesting stores. I remember purchasing magic green lipstick that turned to pink when placed on skin (remember that I was 7 years old, so this was exciting, hehe).
- Theme Park Trips
Jetty Road is the main road in the Glenelg area. There are many shops you can go to. You will also find a beach up here.
- Road Trip
Glenelg is just a quick 15 minute tram ride from downtown Adelaide. It is a great little area, with the street leading up the beach, lined with countless shops.
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