Edithburgh is a delightful holiday destination, just 233 kilometres from Adelaide and with a population of around 450. Once the third busiest port in South Australia, today it is a popular tourist destination and fishing village. There are nearly 200 lakes, most of which are salt in the Edithburgh area. It is no wonder that this town was once a major salt provider to South Australia.
The town is known as being an excellent location for keen fishermen, with mullet, yellow fin, whiting and larger fish being found in its waters. Fishing is available off both jetty, beaches - try Sultana Point Beach, which is great for those with kids and boats, as it has an all weather boat ramp.
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. The sandy beaches are perfect for fishing, swimming, scuba diving or snorkelling and sail boarding. Why not have a picnic or barbecue on the foreshore, or enjoy one of the many walks.
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. Their graves are at the local cemetery.
A short drive from Edithburgh is the Wattle Point Wind Farm. A newly constructed viewing area allows visitors to stand right underneath one of these amazing 68m high structures. Learn about how they capture nature's renewable resource.
Established in 1869, Edithburgh is Southern Yorke Peninsula's oldest town. Edithburgh was named after Governor Sir James Fergusson's wife, Edith and the two main roads after his daughters, Edith and Blanche. The town was laid out with terraces and parklands allowing for a beautiful environment. The Jetty was built in 1873 and salt, gypsum and lime were shipped off to Adelaide. Salt was one of the major industries of this town. Prior to 1891, 7,000 tonnes of salt were provided to South Australia by scrapings. Between 1891 and 1900, they were supplying over 40,000 tonnes per year. By 1950 this business had ceased.
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