"STRATHALBYN IS A "HERITAGE LISTED TOWN"" Strathalbyn by balhannah

Strathalbyn Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 48 photos

The wide streets, numerous historic buildings and

Strathalbyn was laid out by Dr John Rankine who arrived in South Australia on the "Fairfield" in 1839.

The name was chosen by the Doctor. "Strath" was Gaelic for "a valley with a river running through it'', but albyn was not a Gaelic word. The doctor had been a main shareholder in the "Albion Iron Mills'' in Glasgow and he wanted to associate the business with the new settlement he had created in South Australia, not liking "Strathalbion'', he made it "Strathalbyn''.

Strathalbyn is classified a heritage town, located about 57kms from Adelaide.

Surrounded by rolling hills, picturesque valleys, tall gums and farming country, the historic town of Strathalbyn is recognised as one of South Australia's loveliest country towns.

Strathalbyn is the unofficial antique capital of South Australia

The Steam Ranger train will bring you here as well as Premier Stateline coaches, or by private car along one of the many scenic routes.

If you are tagging along on DAY TRIP 7 from Adelaide, we will now be continuing to GOOLWA, Located on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

On our 11,500km road trip, we also will be going to GOOLWA,

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A lovely historical country town
  • Cons:Nil
  • In a nutshell:Antique capital of South Australia
  • Last visit to Strathalbyn: Jun 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2009 at 8:57 AM

    Your main photo is almost the same view I had fr my living rm when I lived in FLAXLEY! oh, the memories!! and never knew that Picnic at H. Rock was filmed there! I moved fr there April '75 back to Sydney.

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2009 at 8:22 AM

    Looks like a good, antique rural retreat!


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