So Much to See & Do
Edithburgh is one of the few jetties that consistently produces King George whiting, along with squid, tommies and garfish. The medium-length jetty is also well deserving of its reputation as a diving paradise. It can be enjoyed by divers and snorkelers alike who are looking to observe the diverse marine life including big-bellied seahorses, Port Jackson sharks, leafy sea dragons, fish and corals that can be found around the jetty pylons.
Edithburgh’s unique Tidal pool is an icon of the Yorke Peninsula providing a safe and protected haven from the waves and adding yet another opportunity to enjoy the water in Edithburgh. The pool refills daily with the tidal motions of the Gulf St Vincent waters and is a popular and inviting place right through the warmer months. Sure to prove a hit with anyone visiting the town and simply sensational for children.
Tracing the history of this area and the town from its early settlement, its decline, maritime history and salt industry the Edithburgh Museum takes us back in time with detailed and well defined displays.
Edith Street, Edithburgh, South Australia 5583
Phone: +61 (08) 8801 9450 or +61 468 331 843
The Bakehouse Arts and Crafts
Local arts and crafts are well represented at The Bakehouse Arts and Crafts shop which is now situated in the Museum grounds. Jams, pickles and sauces sit alongside pottery, ceramics, toys, baby clothes, cards, art and so much more to ensure that shopping for a gift or souvenir is an easy and enjoyable experience.
Phone: +61 08 8852 8204
For family’s visiting Edithburgh the playground provides welcome and endless fun for children of all ages. Well designed equipment and sand play with plenty of shade and excellent facilities make it a great spot to bring a picnic or cook a barbeque. Fun for all ages is available with basketball and tennis courts and the adjacent oval ensures the opportunity to kick the footy and work off your picnic or barbeque lunch.
Edithburgh Native Flora Park
A large section of the town centre is taken up by the 17.5 hectare Edithburgh Native Flora Park (easily accessible two blocks to the west of the shoreline) which has stands of eucalypt, acacia, melaleuca and casuarina, over 1,000 native plants, and is home to parrots, larks, quail and honeyeaters. There are 2.41 km of walks through the park.
Edithburgh Golf Course
Making the most of its fabulous location the Edithburgh Golf Course is situated right in the town and the 9 hole course stretches out to the ocean and back. This great little course has a couple of gems of holes, is open from dawn to dusk and welcomes visitors. The nine holes and greens course has a par of 71, is 5598 metres long and has an ACR of 67.
Yorketown Road, Edithburgh, South Australia, 5583
Telephone: +61 08 8852 6333
Clan Ranald Anchor
Located on Edith Street Median Strip
The SS Clan Ranald was a 108-metre-long steel-hulled turret deck ship, that arrived in Australia in January 1909 and was taking a cargo of wheat, flour and coal to transport to South Africa. The ship left Adelaide but within hours had lurched onto its starboard side and began taking on water. Its lifeboats were smashed by rough seas which drove it towards Troubridge Hill, south-west of Edithburgh where it capsized and sank with the loss of 40 of the 64 souls on board.
The Edithburgh Mosaic Walking Trail
The Edithburgh to Sultana Point Walking Trail is part of the “Walk the Yorke Trail”. Trudie Howith, a local artist, had a vision to mosaic the rocks along the foreshore to add interest to the natural beauty of the walk. . There are 96 mosaics in total covering around two kilometres stretching along the walking trail.
Coobowie Bird Hide
The Coobowie estuary is home to a fascinating array of birdlife. Nestled at the edge is a wonderful bird hide to enable you to watch our feathered friends go about their business.
Arm yourself with a complementary brochure available from Coobowie Caravan Park or the Coobowie General Store to assist in identification of the species and spend a leisurely few hours in the great outdoors. You can also walk around to Edithburgh via the walking trail.
Troubridge Hill Lighthouse
Special wedge shaped clay bricks were custom made to build this unusual lighthouse. It is designed to be resistant to high winds and earthquakes, as in the early 1900’s the area experienced numerous earthquakes. Measuring 32 metres high, Troubridge Hill Lighthouse has a light range of 22 nautical miles and operates off mains electricity with a backup generator.
Troubridge Island Conservation Park
An ideal environment for bird enthusiasts. This fragile sand island is an important breeding area for birds and is home to a large colony of little penguins, black-faced cormorants and crested terns. Only accessible by boat, once you’ve reached this peaceful island, take in its beauty by fishing or swimming along the white sandy beaches. Permits are required for Troubridge Island, which are available from the Innes National Park office or Troubridge Island Escape – Mark and Lois Petersons 08 8889 2002 or email@example.com.
Troubridge Island Escape
What was once the old lighthouse keeper’s cottage has now been converted to bookable accommodation, providing a unique and unforgettable stay for those looking for something a little different. Enjoy being the only people staying on this sand island. Walk around in less than an hour and explore the bird life and shallow beaches, very safe for children to swim.
The Troubridge Island lighthouse was commissioned after the ship ‘Marion’ was wrecked on what is now known as Marion Reef. It is the first Australian lighthouse to be built of cast iron. Prepared in England and shipped in pieces to Australia, the lighthouse was completed in 1855, was manned from 1856 to 1981.
Located on the Troubridge Shoal, about six kilometres east south east of Edithburgh at the “heel” of Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. The Shoal and Peninsula were named after the Lord of the Admiralty Sir Edward Troubridge by Matthew Flinders in 1802.
The Island became a conservation park in 1982 and is a breeding paradise for Crested and Caspian Terns, Fairy Penguins and Pied Cormorants. Accessing the island is via boat from Edithburgh.
Mullet, tommies, King George whiting or flathead can be caught right off the beach so its friendly visitors can enjoy a beautiful meal of freshly caught fish in the impressive historical cottage.
Troubridge Island Escape can accommodate 12 people. There are six double and two single beds.
For Troubridge Island Escape information or bookings, please contact Mark and Lois Petersons
firstname.lastname@example.org or + 61 08 8889 2002.
Investigator Strait Shipwreck Trail
Discover the shipwrecks of the Investigator Strait Shipwreck Trail which is the stretch of water that lies between southern Yorke Peninsula and Kangaroo Island. Captain Matthew Flinders named it on 27 March 1802 in honour of his ship HMS Investigator.
Between 1849 and 1982, 26 vessels are known to have been wrecked in these waters, with the loss of more than 70 lives. Many of the wrecks are a haven for aquatic life and attract diving enthusiasts from around the world. Six land-based interpretive signs are located along the coastline to assist in the interpretation of the wrecks.
The shipwrecks along the trail were selected for various reasons: the strange and tragic circumstances surrounding their loss; their historical significance or because they provide a fascinating underwater experience for beginners and advanced divers alike. A number of wrecks still await discovery.
The S.S. Clan Ranald forms part of this trail and is the only turret ship to have been lost in Australian waters. The extensive remains of the hull lying upside down provide an impressive sight to any visitor. It has been declared an historic shipwreck under the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976.