"Birth place of South Australia" Glenelg by Rusket

Glenelg Travel Guide: 60 reviews and 216 photos

An Adelaide suburb

Glenelg is the town where the State of South Australia was proclaimed on 28 december 1836. Even though it is considered a suburb of Adelaide and is a part of the City of Holdfast Bay, it is a town of it's own. It is situated beautifully by Holdfast Bay, Gulf St Vincent, with nice beaches. What a pity it was cold when we were there! Temperature was appr. 10 C less than it should have been by that time of the year, and too cold to enjoy the lovely beaches for other purposes than nice walks. Well, we did see some brave people swimming, but i doubt they enjoyed it much!

Before the europeans arrived, the area was populated by the Kaurna people. Glenelg was originally a fishing village, harbour for tall ships and a summer retreat for people from Adelaide. Nowadays it is a summer retreat for people from all over the world :-)

We just HAD to stay in Glenelg, rather than in Adelaide. The decision was made by our moose Elge: Elg means moose, and he thought the town was named after him ;-)

Here you can find more info about Glenelg and the rest of the City of Holdfast Bay

  • Last visit to Glenelg: Dec 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2006 at 4:31 AM

    I guess we will stay away from that retro hotel! Thanks for the tram tips

  • SWFC_Fan's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2006 at 12:24 AM

    Great tips and pics, Rusket! :-) I'll be arriving at Glenelg Beach for the first time in a few days. Hopefully it will be warmer than when you were there and I'll be able to go for a swim!



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