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Strathalbyn SA


Postcode: 5255

Strathalbyn is a town in South Australia in the Alexandrina Council. The inland town (population 2600) was founded in 1839.

Strathalbyn is at 35°16’S, 138°54’E, 60 km southeast of Adelaide on the banks of the River Angas. The Children’s Bridge is a pedestrian bridge over the river in the park.

Strathalbyn has 4 pubs on the centre of town, The Victoria, The Robin Hood, The Terminus, and the Commercial. It is also host to an annual collectors, hobbies and antique fair, held the third weekend of August every year. Other popular events are the Strathalbyn Rotary Club’s renowned Duck Race, the Strathalbyn Show, and the collaborative Street Parade and Carols by Candlelight.

Strathalbyn was once connected by broad gauge horse tram to Goolwa and Victor Harbor from 1869, and the line was extended to Mount Barker and Adelaide and upgraded for steam engines from 1884. It was cut off again in 1995 when the main line was converted to standard gauge. SteamRanger still run historic tourist trains on the isolated broad gauge line, including stops at Strathalbyn.