Situated on top of cliffs overlooking Troubridge Island, Edithburgh is a delightful holiday destination just 233 kilometres from Adelaide.
Edithburgh is the perfect place to take the family for a holiday, with great swimming beaches and a tidal swimming pool with a shallow area for kids. The sandy beaches are perfect for fishing, swimming, scuba diving or snorkelling and sail boarding. The foreshore is the perfect spot for a barbecue or picnic.
The town is well known as an excellent location for the keen fishermen with mullet, yellow fin, whiting and larger fish all popular catches. You can fish from the jetty, boat or beach with the Sultana Point Beach, great for those with kids. The all-weather boat launching facilities are excellent with twin boat ramps and floating pontoons.
The jetty is renowned for its spectacular diving and ease for all levels of experience. You can expect to see a variety of marine life, including big-bellied seahorses, Port Jackson sharks, leafy sea dragons, cuttlefish, a variety of fish and colourful corals.
The town has plenty of facilities with two hotels, cafes, take-away, playground, golf course, tidal swimming pool, jetty, all weather boat ramp, motels, holiday homes and caravan park.
Things to do:
- Explore one of the many walks ranging from historical to scenic and coastal. The coastal walks to Sultana Point and Coobowie come highly recommended.
- Wattle Point Wind Farm and its giant turbines located south of Edithburgh. Drop into the information bay at the wind farm to find out all about these amazing 68 metre high structures, and learn about how they capture nature's renewable resource.
- Edithburgh Museum.
- Troubridge Island.
- Tidal Swimming Pool.
With nearly 200 hundred salt lakes in the Edithburgh area, the town was once a major salt provider to South Australia.
Edithburgh and Troubridge Island are home to a number of shipwrecks, one of the worst being the 'Clan Ranald' where close to 40 lives were lost. A visit to the Edithburgh Museum, located in the old produce store, will give you an insight into the local areas maritime, agriculture, salt industry and Aboriginal history.