Visit the beautiful township of Nelson that is situated on the Glenelg River, only two kilometres from the mouth of the river and 4 kilometres east of the South Australian Border. Nelson is a small town that is ideal for tourists that want a joyful and rather peaceful experience without the crowds of people to go fish, go for a canoe or swim or simply just relax on the beach or by the river.

Take your time to explore the beautiful Lower Glenelg National Park by taking a cruise up the Glenelg River or adventuring on the sand dunes at the gorgeous remote beach where the river meets the ocean. Spend a few hours experiencing the amazing Princess Margaret Rose Cave or take a day trip to one of the surrounding towns.

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