Glenelg offers a unique base from which to explore the city and surrounding areas including the world-renowned Barossa Valley & McLaren Vale wine regions and Kangaroo Island with its abundant native flora and fauna.
The “Old Gum Tree” –South Australia’s founding colonists landed in Glenelg in 1836, walking inland to the “Old Gum Tree” where the Governor issued a proclamation which established the government of South Australia.
The town hall, erected in 1875 nestles in the heart of Historic Glenelg. The Rodney Fox Shark Museum is situated within the old town hall.
The Glenelg to Adelaide tram commenced in 1929 and to this day is the favoured mode of transport from the city to Glenelg beach – a leisurely ride of 20 minutes.
Historical walks show-casing Glenelg’s heritage are well formatted for all visitors to enjoy.
With summer comes loads of beach activities, competitions and events.
Climate for all seasons
Glenelg experiences a perfect Mediterranean climate. This is characterised by hot, dry summers with onshore summer breezes and cool mild winters.
Summer temperatures average 27 C and winter averages a mild 15 C.
With a population of a little over 1 million people, Adelaide is picturesque and peaceful with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. It is easy to navigate and traffic is light compared to larger cities.