58 kilometres from Adelaide
Strathalbyn was settled in 1839 by Scottish immigrants on the plains surrounding the Angas River at the base of the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges. The town now lies either side of the meandering Angas River with the heritage-listed Soldiers Memorial Gardens at its heart. Stunning and peaceful throughout the year, this historic and picturesque settlement is renowned for it architecture, gardens and river walks. The Eastern gateway to the Fleurieu Peninsula, Strathalbyn is only a short drive to the Murray River and Lower Lakes, Ramsar Wetlands, conservation parks, culturally significant sites, coast, hills and the city.
Strathalbyn is the place to soak up history, architecture and beautiful gardens, while enjoying the vitality and ambiance of the town. Strathalbyn has a vibrant community with something for everyone, with a great range of accommodation, coffee shops, eateries, a state-of-the-art library and a superb Olympic swimming pool. The Historic Railway Station building houses the Visitor Information Centre and the Station Masters Art Gallery. Each month listen out for the horn as the SteamRanger heritage train passes through town travelling between Victor Harbor and Mount Barker.
Uncover a thriving art and craft community with many shops and galleries exhibiting local artists work. Strathalbyn has one of the best country race tracks in South Australia and hosts many other equestrian events, such as polo, camp drafting and harness racing. It's also the unofficial 'Antique Capital of South Australia' with people travelling vast distances to visit the town's impressive antique shops. For antique buffs, the very popular annual Hobbies, Collectors and Antiques Fair is held in August. A rural town supporting local produce, primary producers and other industries, Strathalbyn is a stone's throw from the award-winning Langhorne Creek wine region.
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Five Visitor Information Centres are spread across the Fleurieu Peninsula. Each has a dedicated team of locals and resources to support you during your stay.
They can provide you with assistance in booking your trip, planning details for your visit, or give advice on what is happening in the region during your stay.