Explore the bay at your pace
If you are heading to the city of churches, then it is highly recommended that you venture past the CBD and head down to Holdfast Bay – home to the famous beaches of Glenelg.
Only a 15-minute drive from the Adelaide CBD but a world away from it all with its long sandy white beach, cafes, restaurants and great shopping is the beach-side suburb of Glenelg. Glenelg has so much to offer that it deserves to be taken at your own pace, and hiring a car is the best way to experience it all.
Thriving with fascinating history since its establishment in 1836, Glenelg is the oldest European settlement in mainland South Australia. A browse through the back streets to admire the architecture or a trip up the far end of Anzac Highway to see the 'HMS Buffalo', a replica of the first European settlers' ship, brings testament to this rich history.
Famous for its beaches, it should come as no surprise that there is an abundance of water activities on offer in and around Glenelg. You can hire a wave ski, try windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, or go fishing. Or, for something extra special, try swimming with dolphins. Another popular attraction is to take a river cruise down the Murray River.
After all those activities, you are sure to have worked up an appetite. So, it’s just as well that Glenelg boasts some of the best restaurants and cafes in South Australia. Head on out to get your gastronomic fill, before taking a walk through the plethora of fashionable clothes and surf stores in the area.
If you’d like to know more, then you’d best speak to a local, as there is no knowledge like local knowledge. So, when looking to rent a car in Glenelg to get you on your way, pop in and see the friendly folk at Drive SA Car Hire. Not only will you get sorted out with a great hire car deal, they will happily share their local knowledge with you to ensure that you get the most out of your visit to the area.