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South Australia, Glenelg: the Manly of Adelaide

dsc01366-1.JPGA few months back I had a thoroughly enjoyable visit to South Australia. One of the places I stayed while on that trip was the lovely beachy little suburb of Glenelg. This is definately the “get away” location that isn’t really “away”. You can feel miles…or kiolmeters… away from home while still only being an old fashioned tram ride away from the city center. If you are in Adelaide and can tear yourself away from the restaurants, markets, shopping, wineries, etc and are after a bit of sea air, then I definately give Glenelg the thumbs up. The following is an excerpt for their tourism website:
Located only 10km from the heart of Adelaide City, Glenelg is a charming seaside resort set on the long sandy white shores of Holdfast Bay. Glenelg is the site of South Australia’s original mainland settlement in 1836. It is Adelaide’s most popular coastal region featuring:
• Spectacular pristine ocean environment
• Sandy white beaches
• Magnificent sunset vistas
• Abundance of dolphins and seals
• 7 day shopping, with over 200 specialty shops
• Museums and galleries
• Restaurants, cafes, outdoor eating, cosmopolitan hotels
• Heritage walks
• World class accommodation
• Vibrant nightlife
• Festivals and cinemas
• Sailing, scuba diving, golf, volleyball…
Glenelg has a perfect Mediterranean climate characterized by warm dry summers and cool mild winters. Summer temperatures average around 27 degrees C and winter months around 15 degrees C.
A short 30 minute trip, on an original vintage 1929 tram departing from the centre of Glenelg – Moseley Square, takes you into Victoria Square in the heart of Adelaide. So you can base yourself at seaside Glenelg, but you are just a short trip away from the lights of the big city!

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