Comfort Inn Anzac Highway
626 Anzac Highway
Glenelg, SA 5045
Phone: (61) 8 82941344
Fax: (61) 8 82951259
Marina Pier - Holdfast Shores is a popular attraction at the Marina pier that is buzzing with both locals and tourists due to the various activities and recreational options available here. You can find here myriad restaurants, bars, boutique, beauty spas as well as a host of entertainment programs and community events that are known to be major crowd-pullers. All this, by the pristine waters!
Situated in Glenelg, Adelaide's premiere beach side suburb, this exciting beach-front fun house promises a day of entertainment for the whole family. Features include: Soli Italian Formula One dodgem cars, a five story high play castle, a Ferris wheel, bumper boats, mini golf, a fabulous carousel, various arcade games and three, fully enclosed and heated water slides that will have you reaching super speeds in no time at all. Its on-site cafe offers not only the best cappuccinos in town, but also amazing fairground treats including donuts, gelatin and every kid's favorite, fairy floss.
Brighton Beach is located on the coast of Adelaide and is a very popular beach. Manned by the Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club, this beach is sandy and has clear crystal water. The Brighton Beach is also home to a number of events and fund raisers like the Brighton Jetty Classic Swim.
The Breakout Creek Wetlands has been designed both to restore natural habitat and to improve the water quality of River Torrens water discharging into the sea. Native trees and grasses have been planted to attract birds and insects while reed-covered shallows and deep pools have been designed to slow river flow. Whether cycling or walking along this pleasant stretch of River Torrens Linear Park, the wetlands provide several spots to rest and watch egrets and cormorants busy themselves fishing.
It is really quite a privilege to sit on the banks of a pond, feeding ducks at a busy intersection in the midst of suburbia. The Warriparinga Wetlands was developed both to improve the water quality of the Sturt River and to increase the aesthetic value of Laffers Triangle. It covers an area of 1.8 hectares (18000 square metres) and consists of four ponds, surrounded by native vegetation, birds and wildlife. A number of walking paths weave their way between the trees and a timber bridge acts as a good vantage point to view the wetland.
Four kilometers south of Glenelg lie the quieter, more relaxed beaches of Brighton and Seacliff. Brighton is ideal for swimming and jetty fishing, with the jetty noted for its Arch of Remembrance and its controversial wind chimes. Jetty Road in Brighton is also renowned for its modest but friendly alfresco dining. Seacliff on the other hand boasts a yacht club, the Seacliff Hotel, barbecue facilities amongst the pines of Kingston Park and a pleasant beach side caravan park. Seacliff beach is a regular launching spot for boats.
Established in 1936, Centennial Park remains a peaceful and dignified place of burial. The rose gardens where ashes are scattered are a blaze of pink, white, apricot and burgundy. Equally eye-catching are the rows and columns of simple headstones on the lawns dedicated to the memory of South Australian ex-servicemen and women. The Jubilee Chapel complex comprises three private chapels. Within the foyer, displays reflect the park's relationship with the community as a whole.
Henley Beach is one of the two closest beaches to Adelaide central business district and is a favorite spot to cool off after work on hot summer evenings. Henley's bustling centre of beach side activity revolves around the grassy foreshore, jetty and alfresco cafe precinct. There are nine restaurants within the precinct offering a variety of cuisine including Thai, Greek, Italian and good old Aussie fish and chips. With all this temptation to overindulge, it is perhaps no accident that Henley Surf Life Saving Club is conveniently located just off the precinct.
Established on this site in 1946, the first Parish Church was demolished to make way for this magnificent traditional Russian Orthodox Church design. Blue and gold domes stand clear above the skyline of the Adelaide park-lands in stark contrast to massive white rendered walls. Large oak doors lead to a glorious inner design, which is certainly a feast for the eyes. The congregation comprises predominantly Russian and Greek Orthodox worshipers.
Situated in the trendy suburb of Unley Park, some recent developments acknowledge Heywood Park's original position as an Aboriginal reserve, with a longstanding memorial now recognizing the Kaurna people as the traditional land owners of the Adelaide Plains. In addition, a series of beautiful and unique park benches incorporate the Kaurna people into designs which focus on historic changes to the area. Neither art nor history are the focus of the park and there is plenty of play equipment and open lawn to occupy the kids, as well as an electric barbecue and amenities.
Stressed out, but cannot afford a shrink? Indulge in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park an inexpensive and highly effective alternative to therapy, escape to this vast expanse of undeveloped land and then do whatever comes naturally. Walk, run, jump in puddles, ride a bike, ride a horse, talk to yourself, scream at your life, breath deeply, lie quietly. So just make sure you do come here! Comprised of naturally vegetated, rolling hills, criss-crossed with walking tracks, this immense park is big enough to get lost in. Which is sometimes just what you need.
Just the place for a budding Einstein! But even those lacking scientific prowess will have fun at the Investigator Science and Technology Center. The center presents a range of programs; some strictly "educational," others strictly "fun", but always enjoyable. There are large-scale exhibitions, school holiday programs, a digital learning lab, music technology center, various science shows, birthday parties and organized sleepovers. The 30-minute science shows consist of amazing hands-on demonstrations of scientific principles behind everyday occurrences.