Destination guide

Family fun in Glenelg holiday homes to rent

With its warm climate, historic attractions, amusement centres and endless shoreline with an abundance of wildlife, Glenelg is a premier destination for family fun. From fishing charters and sailing to beach volleyball and walking trails, Glenelg offers boundless opportunities for outdoor fun and adventure. Holiday homes to rent in Glenelg put you in the centre of the action, so you can explore all this vibrant area has to offer.


Heritage sites near Glenelg holiday homes

Glenelg is filled with rich historical landmarks and museums that celebrate its cultural influences and history. Holiday rentals are available near must-visit sites like the South Australian Museum, a museum filled with artefacts of aboriginal culture and natural history, and the Art Gallery of South Australia, a colonnaded 19th-century gallery with a diverse collection of Australian art and indigenous works. The State Library of South Australia, a large public research facility with prominent literary works, and the National Wine Centre of Australia, a museum with exhibits on winemaking history in South Australia, are also interesting for history and culture enthusiasts. You could also learn more about the history of South Australia in the Migration Museum, a social history museum with exhibits on the region’s diverse cultures.

Things to do

Activities near Glenelg holiday homes

Glenelg offers fun and excitement for all ages. Holiday homes are available near attractions like Colley Reserve, a vast parkland with nature trails and recreation areas for children, and Moseley Square, a vibrant town square with fun activities and unique shops. The Glenelg Town Hall, a beautiful colonial landmark with visitor information, and the Adelaide Central Market, a gourmet market with vendors selling local meats and produce, are also enjoyable destinations. The Adelaide Zoo, a large park with a variety of animals and interactive exhibits, is great for animal lovers.


Activities and attractions in and around Glenelg

Are you hoping to discover things to do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Glenelg a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • The Beachhouse (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • North Adelaide Golf Course (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Carclew Youth Arts Center (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Adelaide Zoo (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Adelaide Aquatic Centre (7 mi / 11.2 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Glenelg

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, January, February, December and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Glenelg

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Glenelg. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Brighton Beach (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Adelaide Botanic Gardens (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Glenelg Beach (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • West Beach (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Henley Beach (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Veale Gardens (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Glenelg

The nearest airport is in Adelaide, SA (ADL), located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Glenelg holiday rentals

Glenelg and nearby Adelaide are easily accessible from regional airports with international and domestic flights, or by interstate travel on the train. Many travellers enjoy driving into the area or taking a bus, though several cruises come into Adelaide as well. Once in Glenelg, buses, ferries, trains, trams, taxis, rideshare, EcoCaddies and hire cars are available to get you to and from your holiday accommodation and to nearby destinations. You can also enjoy walking trails that connect many of the popular sights in the area.

Food & drink 

Sample regional delicacies in Glenelg

Fine food and wine are a significant part of the Glenelg lifestyle. A wide selection of restaurants, cafes and bars offer a range of delectable cuisine featuring German delicacies, local citrus, grapes and melons, locally raised lamb, crabs, whiting, oysters and bluefin tuna. The Barossa Valley also boasts some of the most desirable wines and cheeses in the region, which perfectly complement the authentic meals. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find a unique recipe in a restaurant near your holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Family fun near Glenelg holiday homes

With numerous kid-friendly museums, theme parks and nature areas, Glenelg is the perfect destination for families with children. Family-friendly holiday homes are available near locations like the Adelaide Gaol, an iconic jail museum with history exhibits and ghost tours, and Glenelg Beach, a sandy beach with dolphin encounters and a theme park with thrill rides. The Beachouse, an amusement complex with water slides, mini golf and bumper cars, and Cleland Wildlife Park, a zoo with exotic wildlife in naturalistic habitats, are also enjoyable for kids.

Where to stay near Glenelg?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 636 holiday rentals near Glenelg. From 227 Houses to 268 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Glenelg for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Glenelg?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Glenelg. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • The Beachhouse: 878 holiday rentals
  • Glenelg Jetty: 876 holiday rentals
  • Jetty Road: 878 holiday rentals
  • Bay Discovery Centre: 878 holiday rentals
  • City Bridge: 835 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Glenelg listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Glenelg?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 227 Houses in Glenelg. Our other popular types of Glenelg holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 268 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 62 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 42 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Glenelg?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 85 holiday homes with pool available in Glenelg. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.