Edithburgh

South Australia

Perched on a cliff top on the south eastern tip of Yorke Peninsula, Edithburgh is a popular tourist and fishing town offering the visitor a diverse range of activities. The town occupies a commanding position on the coastline at semi-circular Salt Creek Bay, and is noted for its magnificent seascapes which include steep rocky cliffs and sandy beaches. The town originally developed as a port for servicing the pastoralist pioneers and was named by Governor Sir James Fergusson after his wife Edith. With nearly 200 hundred salt lakes in the Edithburgh area, the town was once a major salt provider to South Australia. Before the establishment of the salt industry at Edithburgh in 1891, many of the lakes were harvested by the local farming community. The Edithburgh salt refinery closed its doors in the early 1960s.

Today, Edithburgh is known as a fishing mecca. The area is very popular with scuba divers and underwater photographers, with a variety of fish and corals to be found, such as the rare leafy sea dragon and big bellied seahorses.

Take a drive down around Troubridge Hill for great scenic clifftop views. Visit the Troubridge Hill lighthouse, made from special wedge shaped clay bricks, built to replace the Troubridge Island lighthouse. On a clear day you can see Kangaroo Island across the water.

Edithburgh visitor information outlet can provide information on the local area, as well as maps and brochures. It is located in the BP service station, Blanche Street. Scuba refills can also be made here.

Facilities in this Town:

  • • Accommodation
  • • Boat Ramp
  • • Caravan Park
  • • Children's Playground
  • • Dump Point
  • • Eateries
  • • Fishing
  • • Hiking & Bushwalking
  • • Hotel
  • • Pub/Tavern

Connect with this town

Local Information Centre:

Yorke Peninsula Information Centre
29 Main Street Minlaton South Australia
T: 1800 202 445
E: info@visityorkepeninsula.com.au