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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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Top Things to do in Glenelg – The Best of Adelaide

The golden sandy beach of Glenelg is the tip of allures awaiting you. A jetty lined with sunny cafes, cruises and hikes on long lazy days under Adelaide's sun are favours to look forward to.


Shopping in Glenelg is Fabulous

Why not start with that most interesting holiday pastime – shopping. Glenelg delivers on all sides with either loads of retail therapy for the serious shopper or some very fascinating window shopping for the dreamer. Jetty Road which is a five minute walk for guests at Oaks Plaza Pier is your first choice. Plenty of pleasant shops line this precinct while Harbour Town offers a large selection of shops and stores to indulge the shopaholic in you.


Temptation Sailing is a Must Try

Of all the top things to do in Glenelg a bout of sailing with Temptation Sailing is not to be missed. Cruises are operated from the Holdfast Shores Marina aboard Temptation which is a 58 foot long aluminium catamaran. Holdfast Shores is a mere 15 minutes from the Adelaide CBD and very close to Jetty Road which is the main thoroughfare of Glenelg. There are regular one and a half hour day cruises that anyone can join as well as twilight cruises that depart in the evenings to a regular schedule. Since bookings are generally full you should make it a point to call first and ensure your booking in confirmed.


Enjoy Entertainment at The Beachouse

Located on the Glenelg foreshore this entertainment hub is just 20 minutes from the city centre. It is the perfect place to enjoy a family day out. Entertainment is unlimited at this place boasting allures of mini golf, play castle, dodgem cars, carousel and some wet and wild water slides. Got a birthday to celebrate? The Beachouse house is a popular venue.


Enjoy a Sojourn Outdoors

Beautiful Glenelg has many hiking trails and bicycle paths to explore. A simple visit to the Glenelg information centre will get you updated on the best trails to suit your needs. There you can pick up maps and route attractions for convenience.


Visit the Museums

A visit to the museums and galleries will update you on the areas vibrant history. The Bay Discovery Centre is ideal for getting updated on the towns early days. From the Bay Discovery Centre you can set off on a historical trail that will take you to vintage points such as the 'first landing' site for settlers who arrived in 1836. History in Glenelg is to be viewed both indoors and outdoors. Do visit the Bay Discovery Website for a full gist of all that's on offer,


Enjoy Sports and Leisure in Glenelg

Amongst the many sports and leisure options in Glenelg, golfing takes precedence. There are plenty of both private and public golf courses to choose from while bowling, tennis, fishing charters and scuba diving are a few of the other activities to keep one busy.

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