The suburb of Glenelg North is situated on the Gulf of St Laurence on Adelaide’s outskirts. Physically Glenelg North is located half in the City of Holdfast Bay and half in the City of West Torrens which creates a number of administrative challenges for the suburb. Add to Description →
Glenelg North is best known for a replica of the HMS Buffalo which brought the first 400 settlers on a six month voyage to South Australia. This replica is now a local restaurant.
Glenelg North is also known for a large swamp gum located at its centre. The local public school, St Lawrence Primary School, is located close to this tree.
Patawalonga Creek runs through Glenelg North. Patawalonga is an aboriginal word meaning place of the swamp gum tree. The entrance to Patawalonga Creek and the harbour has always been troubled with silt and as a result dredging forms part of the management of the area.
The Patawalonga Boat Harbour and Holdfast Shores marina development is a safe harbour for boats in the area incorporating a lock and weir.
As can be seen in aerial photos of Glenelg North, Adelaide airport, Glenelg North beach, the Westbeach Recreation Reserve, the Adelaide Shores Golf Park, Wigley Reserve and the Rock breakwater are all located in close proximity.