Edithburgh - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Mural and buildings at intersection of Cross and Blanche streets
Edithburgh - FURTHER INFORMATION
Edithburgh - Edithburgh visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Edithburgh' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from South Australia.
Edithburgh was once an important port and is today a quiet holiday town on Yorke Peninsula, 233 kilometres west of Adelaide in South Australia. The town was surveyed in 1869 and named after Lady Edith Fergusson, wife of the governor of South Australia at that time. The town offers great swimming beaches and offers good fishing.
Edithburgh was at one time the third busiest port in South Australia shipping salt, gypsum and lime to Adelaide on the other side of Gulf Saint Vincent. It has a large jetty, a testament to these former times. This trade came with a cost, and a number of shipwrecks can be found off shore from Edithburgh and Troubridge Island.
Edithburgh - Tourist AttractionsToday, Edithburgh markets itself as a holiday destination. Local attractions include:
- Nearby Beaches - suitable for families with BBQ facilities and a tidal swimming pool with a shallow area suitable for children.
- Fishing - Edithburgh is popular for fishing mullet, yellow fin, whiting and larger fish.
- Wattle Point Wind Farm - a new wind farm a short distance from Edithburgh with visitor displays.
- Edithburgh Golf Club Edithburgh - a Par 77, nine hole 5,598 metre course and has an Australian Course Rating of 67.
- Edithburgh Museum Edithburgh - a community museum tracing the social, industrial and agricultural history of the Troubridge area and Edithburgh Port
- Investigator Strait Maritime Heritage Trail Edithburgh - Coastal walk highlighting the 26 ships lost at sea in the area between 1849 and 1982.
- Diving - the numerous shipwrecks provide havens for aquatic life and attract diving enthusiasts from around the world.
- Bakehouse Arts and Crafts Edithburgh - gifts, crafts and arts center for the Yorke Peninsula.
- Troubridge Hill Lighthouse Edithburgh - lighthouse built with special wedge shaped clay bricks be resistant to high winds and earthquakes
- Troubridge Island Lighthouse Edithburgh - built in 1855 after the sinking of the 'Marion' on Marion Reef, it was the first lighthouse to be built cast iron in Australia
Nearest Tourist Information Centre is the Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centre in Minlaton.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Car: Edithburgh is on the southeastern end of the Yorke Peninsula, about 80km south of Ardrossan, 41km from Minlaton and 15km east of Yorketown.