Top 10 Things to do in Glenelg, Australia

July 21, 2017 Emerita Lamoureux

Discover the best top things to do in Glenelg, Australia including Glenelg Beach, Glenelg Pier, Bay Discovery Centre, Glenelg Visitor Centre, The Beachouse, Haigh's Chocolates Glenelg, Old Gum Tree Reserve, Glenelg Art Gallery, Proclamation Trail, The Moseley Beach Club.
Restaurants in Glenelg

1. Glenelg Beach

Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
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4.5 based on 334 reviews

Glenelg Beach

Glenelg is a popular beach-side suburb of the South Australian capital of Adelaide. Located on the shore of Holdfast Bay in Gulf St Vincent, it has become a popular tourist destination due to its beach and many attractions, home to several hotels and dozens of restaurants.

Reviewed By Granules2013 - Sydney, Australia

Really nice beach in the suburbs just outside city. Glenelg is a great town on the coast, lots of stuff happening and the beachfront it very busy. Lots of cafes, bars and restaurants nearby. Beach itself is pretty big so lots of room.

2. Glenelg Pier

Glenelg Beach, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia +61 8 8000 0000
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4.5 based on 733 reviews

Glenelg Pier

Reviewed By TKrieg - Adelaide, Australia

Its well worth the effort to take the tram from the City to Glenelg. Adelaide Beaches can be pretty bland but Glenelg pier is something different. Plenty of colour, eating places and entertainment,ent and a pristine Adelaide beach. the jetty is worth a stroll too. My favourite beach in Adelaide.

3. Bay Discovery Centre

Colley Terrace, Glenelg, South Australia, Australia +61 8 8179 9508
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4.5 based on 88 reviews

Bay Discovery Centre

Reviewed By rendezv0us1 - Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Whether One Is Aa Local or Visitor...it is a place where one can spend time getting to know more about South Australia, look at, and wonder at the Artifacts and Coins and Other Collections that were salvaged from the sunken ships. The models of the Buffalo Ship, The Cannon or Long Gun were also interesting so with the earlier models of houses, Swimsuits, Out house or 'Dunny' as we call it! The Paintings of the Proclamation of South Australia as a Colony and much more! I recommend it as one of the Places to visit here at Glenelg!

4. Glenelg Visitor Centre

Glenelg Town Hall | Opposite Tram Junction, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia +61 8 8294 5833
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

Glenelg Visitor Centre

Reviewed By RayParks - Adelaide, Australia

As the Information Centre in Rundle Mall didn’t have information on Glenelg, we were glad to find lots of flyers that were specific to Glenelg in this Information Centre.

5. The Beachouse

Colley Terrace, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia +61 8 8295 1511
Excellent
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4 based on 273 reviews

The Beachouse

Packed with Australia-first and world class attractions, The Beachouse is a family entertainment complex perfect for a fun filled day out! It sits proudly on the foreshore in Glenelg, Adelaide's most sought-after beach side location, 10 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the city. Our attractions include 3 Fully Enclosed Heated Water slides, Dodgem Cars, Bumper Boats, Mini Golf, a Play Castle, Train, Carousel & heaps of Arcade, Prize & Ticket Games! All the rides and games are accessed via Funcard system, there is no entry fee! The Funcard costs $2.00 and is yours to keep, you then charge your card with credits, a package or time card! Perfect for all ages! Have fun!

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Absolutely fantastic place to visit with teens!! Loved the dodgem cars and the water slides!! Bumper boats, Ferris wheels, arcade games, 3 water slides, dodgem cars and so much more!!!We bought the 90min pass as we thought that was enough time however highly recommend you buy at least 2h unlimited as there's so much to do and so much fun to have!! The kids won't want to leave this place!! Great place for parents to chill out while the kids have the time of their lives! The staff were also very friendly and helpful! Must visit when in Adelaide!!

6. Haigh's Chocolates Glenelg

87b Jetty Rd, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia +61 8 8376 2877
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Haigh's Chocolates Glenelg

Our store at Adelaide’s premier beachside destination is conveniently situated right in the centre of this popular 7 day shopping precinct. It’s just a 5 minute walk from the beach and the same distance from Glenelg’s residential heart. Our team provide favourite chocolates to locals as well as tempting treats and souvenirs to holidaymakers and convention delegates from nearby hotels.

Reviewed By BigHugh51 - Adelaide, Australia

We popped into the Haigh's chocolate shop on Jetty Road during a recent visit to Glenelg. Like other Haigh's chocolate shops around Adelaide, there was a tremendous range of beautifully presented chocolates to choose from.
The chocolates on offer are well-displayed in the spacious and charming shop. There were so many varieties available to choose from that we just could not make our minds up about what to purchase. In the end, we reverted to an old childhood favourite, chocolate frogs and purchased some of them.
Whilst making our purchase, we found the shop assistant to be polite, helpful and efficient. The prices charged for Haigh's chocolates are certainly substantial but they simply reflect the quality of their products.
Haigh's chocolates, Glenelg is well worth a visit, if you are in the vicinity.

7. Old Gum Tree Reserve

43 Mcfarlane Street, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia +61 8 8229 9999
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Old Gum Tree Reserve

Reviewed By AdelaideTraveller888 - Adelaide, Australia

A well kept large reserve with a large playground area and lots of benches for relaxing. The Old Gum Tree area has probably lost its significance since I visited many years ago on a school excursion. Children were climbing on the tree, digging at it, etc ... not sure they were aware of the historical significance of the site.

Moseley Square | Ground Floor, Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia +61 410 481 237
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4 based on 9 reviews

Glenelg Art Gallery

Reviewed By FNQCairns_Australia - Cairns, Australia

This small art gallery is certainly worth a visit. It has a cross-section of indigenous art work. Prices are on the high side but if you are pressed fro time and want to take home some authentic art work then you will not be disappointed.

9. Proclamation Trail

Glenelg, South Australia, Australia
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Proclamation Trail

Reviewed By JohnG3121 - Greater Melbourne, Australia

Starts at the old gum tree (43 Macfarlane st) which states near this tree on 20th Dec 1836, Governor John Hindmarsh delivered proclamation declaring SA a colony. Than walk down Macfarlane to marina over bridge on King st (crossing through Wrigley reserve). In wrigley reserve you will find HMS Buffalo which is a replica of the convict ship that made voyage in 1836. You can tour ship, which is quite interesting. You than head down the marina and than through Colley Reserve. Stop at the lovely Rotunda in Colley Reserve. You than keep walking back to Old Gum Tree. Not a bad walk with a few points of interest

10. The Moseley Beach Club

11 Moseley Square | Glenelg Beach, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
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3.5 based on 6 reviews

The Moseley Beach Club

Reviewed By AdelaideTraveller888 - Adelaide, Australia

Now this I like! Very much. We've visited a handful of times and have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves every time. As a couple, with children, evening and day.
The Beach Club is a long overdue great addition to this much-loved beach. Located right next to the Glenelg jetty, is easily accessible to the ocean when needed. Its appearance is cool and crisp with navy and white Seating and umbrellas on Glenelg's beautiful white sand. At night the lights overhead add a touch of romanticism. Overall the vibe is relaxed and casual. Staff are very friendly and attentive.
Daybeds and sun lounges must be booked online with credit toward food and drink from the bar. And a small cover charge for adults applies after 5pm. Beach footwear is a must on our very hot days, simply because that sand gets mighty hot, but that's my rule not theirs.
This is the perfect spot to relax on an oversized bean bag or daybed and sip on a Pimms or two whilst immediately feeling that you're on holiday, maybe somewhere in Europe, at least miles away from day-to-day life. Great. Love it.

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