EDITHBURGH

Edithburgh is the next coastal town encounted heading south along the eastern Yorke Peninsular roads. Edithburgh is an historic coastal port town with lots of character where heritage is clearly important. Edithburgh is also a popular tourist and recreational fishing location. There is plenty of evidence heritage factors are important in this small town. The visitor will delight in the wide avenue type streets in Edithburgh.

An overnight is a must at Edithburgh

Edithburgh is about 50 km (31 mi) west of Adelaide across Gulf St Vincent, but 226 km (140 mi) away by road.

Edithburgh has a jetty which, like many others on Yorke Peninsula, was once used to load grain and unload supplies for the town, but is now used mostly for recreational fishing. There is a small fishing and prawning fleet based there too.

The town is now overshadowed by the 55 wind turbines of the Wattle Point Wind Farm, just out of town to the southwest, and opened in April 2005.

Edithburgh is in the District Council of Yorke Peninsula, the South Australian House of Assembly electoral district of Goyder and the Australian House of Representatives Division of Grey.

The Anglican and Catholic Churches are century plus design and buildings. The United is a also quite old..

The two Edithburgh pubs are 100 year classics. Both hotels though are quite different.

The Edithburgh Museum gives a good insight into the history of the town.

The Edithburgh War Memorial is located at the eastern edge of the township.

There is a lot to enjoy in Edithburgh and an overnight stopover is strongly recommended.

Heritage diary

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course