Strathalbyn is another crossroads town not that far from Adelaide. Mount Barker, Murray Bridge and Victor Harbour are destination towns not that far from Strathalbyn. Strathalbyn is also a Sunday outing town for nearby Adelaide. And no wonder; Strathalbyn is a fantastic Australian town. It is a real shame, that all of Australia hasn’t this Strathalbyn nearby. History, heritage, planning and great people is the seductive mix in which the visitor will become quickly absorbed.

The town was founded in 1839. Strathalbyn was once connected by broad gauge horse tram to Goolwa and Victor Harbor. The steam train is still run as an historic tourist train on the isolated broad gauge line, including stops at Strathalbyn.

Strathalbyn has 4 historic pubs in the centre of town, The Victoria, The Robin Hood, The Terminus, and the Commercial. It is also host to an annual collectors, hobbies and antique fair, held the third weekend of August every year. Other popular events are the Strathalbyn is the renowned Duck Race. There are also markets on every Sunday at the railway station.

A visit to the Strathalbyn Museum should not be confused with the number of antique and nick/knack retail outlets. The Museum is open most times and gives a good insight into the history of the town.

All of the churches is Strathalbyn are also all over a 100 years old. The Presbyterian a towering and imposing ‘Adelaide city’ type of landmark.

The Strathalbyn War Memorial and Memorial Gardens are again just first rate. A moving and classic acknowledgement.

The traveler will be surprised with what is on offer at Strathalbyn. Stay a minimum of two nights and you also will delight in this ‘hidden gem of a community.

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