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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.
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.
Feel the adrenaline gushing through your body as you undertake the adventurous tours with Adventure Kayaking SA. It offers tourists a variety of opportunities for kayaking idela for professionals as well as beginners. Soak in the beautiful scenery and get ready to spot a dolphin or two as you set about the kayaking tours. The staff is professional and knowledgeable.
The Onkaparinga river estuary and wetlands extend from the river mouth at Port Noarlunga to the historic township of Old Noarlunga. The subtle beat of the wetland is most vibrant in spring after the winter rains. The Wetland Trail in Onkaparinga National Park gives an informative insight into the environment and offers good opportunities for walkers, bird watchers and photographers alike. A parking area with barbecues lies at the head of the trail, off River Road. The river estuary is a popular spot for local fishermen in search of mullet and black bream.
Serving up stunning seaside scenery, this is an ideal location to waste a roll of film. A trail through the tall sand hills offers great views of the local reef and coastline. Another gem is the nearby gorge at the mouth of the Onkaparinga River. Featuring a marked underwater trail, the Port Noarlunga Aquatic Reserve is a great place to go scuba diving. The quaint Port Noarlunga township, offering historic buildings, cafes and an art gallery, lies about 40 minutes drive from central Adelaide.