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Bordering the city of Adelaide this river is very important, the River Torrens has been a major landmark and even a hot spot for events in the city. The river gets its name from Colonel Robert Torrens, one of the founding fathers of the city. The river side offers excellent views of the city and has restaurants, cafes and pubs all around where you can find locals relaxing in after work.
Sanctuary Surfers specializes in surfing trips for beginners to advanced surfers. They have a deluxe coach bus to travel to the beaches through-out South Australia and even around Australia. During winter, they travel to the Victorian snowfields for snowboarding and skiing. They are a ministry of Sanctuary Christian Ministries.
Nestled amidst the gum trees of Hazelwood Park, Burnside open-air swimming center is an enticing summer cool-off spot in Adelaide's Eastern suburbs. Facilities include a full-sized pool for serious swimmers, two sun-screened splash-about pools plus areas of shady grass that invite a blanket and a good book. In addition there are tables for lunch, free barbecues and a couple of small playgrounds. Swimming lessons can be booked at the center, which is also the location of Burnside Swimming Club. The center is open from October to April.
One of the best known centers for snorkeling and scuba diving in the city, Adelaide Scuba is a must visit. Enjoy exploring the beauty of the underwater sea along with trained PADI professionals. Beginners are trained in indoor swimming pools before venturing out in the open seas. The tours and activities offered here are extremely safe.
Located in Glenelg, at the Holdfast Shores Marina, Temptation Sailing offers tourists a chance to enjoy sailing on the fast-flowing River Murray. The boat is a passenger vessel and can accommodate 50 persons. Embark upon a dolphin cruise where one can swim with dolphins in the water. Romantic twilight tours during sunset are also available. One can also book private charters.
Glenelg Beach is located in the suburb of Glenelg just 12 kilometers (7.45 miles) from Adelaide. Find a quiet spot with a book, sit back and soak up the sun on the sandy white beach. The Beach House amusement park offers entertainment for children as well as adults. It's great for a dip in the sea and very safe since the Glenelg's Surf Life Save Club provides supervised swimming scope. The company of friendly dolphins is not unlikely while swimming as dolphin swim and/or watch is the biggest attraction of the beach. Apart from these relaxing activities, you can indulge yourself in some aquatic adventures like snorkeling, diving and water sports. The Jetty Road along the beach is lined with a variety of dining and shopping options. Year after year, the Glenelg Beach is regarded as one of the best holiday locations.
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.