Fleurieu Peninsula Visitor Guide : 2013 Fleurieu Peninsula Visitor Guide
72 fleurieupeninsula.com.au | strathalbyn Argus House, Strathalbyn Strathalbyn 57 kilometres from Adelaide map reference J4 Strathalbyn was settled in 1839 by Scottish immigrants on the plains surrounding the Angas River at the base of the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges. The town now lies either side of the meandering Angas River with the heritage-listed Soldiers Memorial Gardens at its heart. Stunning and peaceful throughout the year, this historic and picturesque settlement is renowned for its architecture, gardens and river walks. The eastern gateway to the Fleurieu Peninsula, Strathalbyn is only a short drive to the Murray River and Lakes, wetlands, conservation parks, culturally significant sites, the coast, hills and the city. Strathalbyn is the place to soak up history, architecture and beautiful gardens, while enjoying the vitality and ambiance of the town. The town is home to a vibrant community offering something for everyone, as well as a great range of accommodation, coffee shops, eateries, a state-of-the-art library and superb Olympic swimming pool. The Historic Railway Station building houses the Visitor Information Centre and the Stationmasters Art Gallery. Each month listen out for the horn as the SteamRanger Heritage Railway train passes through town, travelling between Victor Harbor and Mount Barker. Uncover a thriving art and craft community with many shops and galleries exhibiting local artist’s work. Strathalbyn has one of the best country race tracks in South Australia and hosts many other equestrian events, such as polo, camp drafting and harness racing. It’s also the unofficial ‘antique capital of South Australia’, with people travelling vast distances to visit the town’s impressive antique shops. For antique buffs, the very popular annual Hobbies, Collectors and Antiques Fair is held in August. A rural town supporting local produce, primary producers and other industries, Strathalbyn is a stone’s throw from the award-winning Langhorne Creek wine region.
2014 Fleurieu Peninsula Visitor Guide
Fleurieu Peninsula Visitor Guide