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Reasons to Visit Glenelg - Experience the charm of Glenelg

Glenelg is located a mere 12km away from Adelaide and is a quaint little suburb on the coast that captures the heart of the visitor with its otherworldly charm. Here's why you should visit this town.


Temptation Sailing

Take the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing cruise on the tranquil waters of South Australia with the well-recognized Temptation Sailing. Your vessel will be the well-built 'Temptation', a classy high-performance catamaran which is always a delightful vessel to sail in.
This vessel is based at the recently constructed Holdfast Shores Marina. This splendid and modern complex includes a marina, a number of restaurants and retail stores. This complex is also in proximity to Glenelg's principal avenue, Jetty Road which contains a selection of restaurants and shops. Visitors will find that they can spend an entire day exploring these local attractions.
Anyone may join the regular one and one-half hour excursions that depart from Glenelg during the daytime as well as at twilight. Those interested may contact the operator to obtain departure times and book their cruise. Irrespective of your exact choice of cruise you may be assured of an enjoyable and memorable sailing experience.


Moseley Square

Located a mere 2 minutes away from central accommodation in Glenelg the likes of Oaks Plaza Pier, Mosley Square is an important landmark in Glenelg. It is found in the City of Holdfast Bay, Glenelg and is a public square that is the centre of all activities in Glenelg. Mosley Square is named after a public official who vociferously promoted creating a railway line to Glenelg. The Town Hall where a free museum is established, and several exhibitions that portray the rich history of Glenelg; the Jetty Road where numerous shops invitingly wait for the next visitor; as well as Glenelg beach all are located in and around Mosley Square. Mosley Square is also the end point of Glenelg Tram, which is the only tram line in Adelaide and operates as a prominent means of transport between Adelaide and Glenelg.


The Festivals & Events

Glenelg is known for hosting some of South Australia's most popular festivals and events. These range from exciting sporting events to vibrant seasonal festivals. Among the more popular festivals are the Proclamation Day festivities and celebrations, the dazzling Annual Christmas Day Pageant, the culturally significant Blessing of the Waters and Greeks Festival, and the fun-filled Bay Sports Festival. Sporting events such as the City to Bay Fun Run and the Bay Sheffield Race are also worth looking out for.


Amusement parks

Glenelg has been a popular holiday destination for a long time. After the success of Luna Park in Melbourne, a similar amusement park was built in the foreshore of Glenelg in 1930. In 1934, the park was placed in voluntary liquidation. All rides, except for a carousel, were taken apart and purchased by the directors. They were transported to Sydney to build the Luna Park Milsons Point. The park managers claimed that they were unable to make money from this park. In 1982, Magic Mountain was opened near the former site of the Luna Park.


Bay Discovery Centre

The fascinating Bay Discovery Centre will undoubtedly capture the imagination of the history lover and those with an interest in the development of Glenelg. This Discovery Centre is located within Glenelg's Town Hall and features numerous cultural and history-related exhibits.
You will find a number of engrossing multimedia-based interactive exhibits which are interesting to look through. Visitors will be provided with a wealth of information regarding the history of the region, from the earliest settlements by Europeans to the present day.

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