Strathalbyn is one of South Australia’s prettiest towns, where history is a part of contemporary daily life.
Strathalbyn has a thriving arts community with studio galleries and an ever changing display of original art in local cafes and the Stationmaster’s Gallery. There are more than 30 attractive, heritage listed buildings to admire. Stroll along Albyn Terrace, famous for its historic architecture, or High Street, which features antique, craft and specialty gift shops. Don’t miss the district museum in the original police station and courthouse.
Share a picnic with the ducks in the Soldier’s Memorial Gardens beside the tranquil Angas River or walk through some of the narrow lanes, admiring the architecture and gardens.
Harness, flat horse racing and dog racing tracks draw large crowds to their regular country meetings. The Fleurieu Way passes through Strathalbyn from Langhorne Creek, with fuel and machinery servicing available.
See the Strathalbyn National Trust heritage museum, comprised of the Old Court House and Police Station. There are several rooms set out in the style of the Victorian era. Displays in the courtroom focus upon the lives of the original inhabitants and the settlers. You can also see farm machinery from the past and a blacksmith’s shop.
On the third weekend in every August, Strathalbyn hosts the two day Collectors, Hobbies and Antique Fair. Local halls are filled with antiques, craft and memorabilia. A huge open air Trash and Treasure market is held on the Sunday. Dealers from around Australia attend this event.