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.
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.