Edithburgh Jetty is a diver’s paradise, renowned for its spectacular diving and easy access for all levels of experience. Whether snorkelling or scuba diving, you will enjoy swimming through the jetties pylons to observe the wide variety of marine life.
On a dive, you can expect to see marine life including big-bellied seahorses, Port Jackson sharks, leafy sea dragons, cuttlefish, a variety of fish and colourful corals.
Edithburgh Museum is a community museum of well defined indoor and outdoor displays tracing the social, industrial and agricultural history of the Troubridge agricultural area and the town and port of Edithburgh from early settlement to its decline with major displays on its maritime history (including shipwrecks) and once large salt industry.
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.
Click here to see and read more about the Mosaic Trail
The Edithburgh community have worked hard for a number of years to provide the Edithburgh Playground for every-one.This is a fantastic facility. – whether it’s playing on the equipment or in the sand, there is plenty to keep the kids amused for hours. Take along a picnic or the makings of a barbecue and take advantage of the facilities available, with plenty of shade and seating. Public toilets available.
The Bakehouse Arts and Crafts shop at Edithburgh offers a wide range of local arts and crafts and local produce. There are jams, sauces, pickles, art, cards, pottery, ceramics, woodwork, toys, baby clothes, novelties and so much more.
Established in 1986 as an outlet for local art and craft and community fundraiser, the Bakehouse Arts and Crafts shop can now be found in the Museum Grounds, Edith Street, having moved from its former home in the Old Bakery, Blanche Street.
Whether you are shopping for a gift or would just like to browse, why not visit Bakehouse Arts and Crafts, were the team of friendly smiling volunteers will make you very welcome.
The Edithburgh Tidal Pool provides a safe and unique place to swim.
Originally the tidal pool was on the southern side of the jetty to cater for the ladies as mixed bathing was not permitted in the 1880s. As time went by they decided to build another pool for men. The jetty was a very busy port so very often no one was able to swim in the area around it, so the pool provided a safe alternative. The mens pool remains and continues to provide this today.
The pool has undergone a number of facelifts over the years. Swimming lessons are offered via the Vacswim program, contact them for details.
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.
The second lighthouse to be built in South Australia, Troubridge Island lighthouse was completed in 1855 and was the first Australian lighthouse to be built of cast iron. After the ship ‘Marion’ was wrecked on what is now known as Marion Reef, the Government investigated building a lighthouse on Troubridge Island.
The lighthouse was prepared in England and shipped in pieces to Australia and was manned from 1856 to 1981. The island became a conservation park in 1982 when purchased for AUD42,000 by the State Government.
Troubridge Island Conservation Park is 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.
Stay on the island for a few nights in the original lighthouse keeper’s cottage. The heritage-listed cottage accommodation has all the modern conveniences you need for an idyllic escape from city life.
Troubridge Island is accessible by permit only. Permits are available from the Innes National Park office or Troubridge Island Hideaway and Charter.
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.
Discover the shipwrecks of the Investigator Strait Shipwreck Trail on the beautiful Yorke Peninsula. The Investigator Strait Shipwreck Trail is the stretch of water which 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.