Glenelg Historic Walks

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Holdfast Bay is home to South Australia’s first mainland settlement, Glenelg which holds a special place in South Australia’s history and remains to this day, the cultural and tourism hub of Holdfast Bay. The Glenelg Historic Walks have been designed to give you an insight into the history and heritage of this area.

Historic Glenelg Self-Guided Walk
This 45 minute self-guided walk challenges you to uncover Glenelg’s unique past and understand more about its historical importance as South Australia’s first settlement and how it developed over the years.

Mansions of Glenelg Self-Guided Walk
This 45 minute self-guided walk of Glenelg’s historic mansions that are still situated along the esplanade and beyond. Understand how style and architectural trends developed morphing Glenelg’s streets into a suburb of character and charm.

Group guided walking tours are available on request. Download a brochure from or visit the Glenelg Visitor Information Centre.


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