The oldest settlement on mainland Southern Australia, originating as far back at the early 1800’s, is now a hugely popular holiday destination, right along the seaside. It offers lots of gorgeous holiday rentals, self catering apartments and luxury holiday villas all in a quaint, picture perfect seaside setting. Located just 10km from the big city lights of Adelaide, the laid back holiday resort town offers plenty of adventure and relaxation for the entire family.
An eclectic mix of old and new all rolled together in between good old small town hospitality will take you right back to your roots, where you buy your fresh produce from the original greengrocer, or the best cuts of meat from the local butcher, or just head on down to one of the busy neighborhood restaurants for some of the tastiest cuisine.
To be able to have the opportunity to swim with dolphins in their natural environment has been likened to having a spiritual encounter, almost an out of body experience. An hour long tour allows visitors to get into the water with the animals; they are curious and playful and will interact with swimmers. Even for those visitors who wish not to get into the water, the visual encounter is extremely moving.
For those visitors wanting an action packed holiday, you have picked the perfect holiday destination. Excellent golf courses are in abundance in and around the Glenelg area, as well of plenty of sailing opportunities, where it’s possible to charter a yacht or join a tour around the bay. Diving and snorkeling are hugely popular among both the locals and the visitors, a number of the diving shops give tours and hire out all the diving gear, so you don’t have to haul it with you to your holiday rental and back again after the holiday. Tennis, bowls, cycling, hiking, jet skiing and fishing charters are just some of the outdoor activities everyone will be able to join in on.
You might want to rise early and have a good breakfast in your holiday apartment or villa before heading out on public transport into Adelaide to check out the city centre and the shops if you feel the need for a hit of the big city.
For those visitors who just came for the sun, sea, sand and some light shopping, you will most definitely not be disappointed. Glorious seaside shops, sidewalk cafes and restaurants will keep those shopaholics busy during the day, if you can manage to actually leave the beach at the door step of your holiday rental. Cocktail bars and pubs are dotted all throughout the bay, so it will be perfect for the ultimate sundowner before dinner.
The gorgeous Mediterranean climate of Glenelg, is perfect for this busy holiday town on the beachfront. Warm, balmy summer days for the summer months from October to March bring daytime temperatures on average of 28C. The cool sea breeze cools things off in winter, where the temperature drops to around 18C, making it an excellent all year round destination to book your holiday rental. You only have to decide if you want to come during school holidays when it could be quite busy, or after, when the hoards have packed up and returned back home.
Book a flight directly from the UK to Adelaide International Airport, which is conveniently located just a few kilometers away from the city itself. Then it is but a hop, skip and a jump to the car hire and before you know it, the short 10km trip right to the front door of your holiday rental will have come to an end, and you will be well on time to pop the champers, pull out a chair on the deck of your beachfront holiday villa and watch the sun go down on the beautiful seaside of Glenelg.