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.replacenewlinereplacenewlineTake the time to follow the fabulous mosaic trail to Sultana Point which is lined with more than 40 nautical themed mosaic rock art works, and forms part of the Walk the Yorke Trail. Troubridge Island with its distinctive red and white lighthouse can be seen offshore.replacenewlinereplacenewlineToday, 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.replacenewlinereplacenewlineTake a drive down arund 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.

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Around Edithburgh SA 5583

Our Picks on what to Do in Edithburgh SA

Edithburgh Jetty SA

The Mosaic Trail - Edithburgh to Sultana Point

The Bakehouse Arts And Crafts - Edithburgh SA

Edithburgh flora reserve

Edithburgh Museum

Edithburgh Tidal Pool

Our Picks on where to Stay in Edithburgh SA

Coobowie Hotel

Edithburgh Hotel

Edithburgh Caravan Park

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Edithburgh SA

Zander's Pizza House

Yorke Cafe

The Location Cafe

Shopping in Edithburgh SA

Community Services  

Southern Yorke Peninsula Visitor Centre - Stansbury SA
Towler Street,

Yorke Peninsula Council Office
15 Edithburgh Rd,

Edithburgh Police Station SA
Edith Street,

Location Information 

  • Population: 454
  • State electorate(s): Narungga
  • Federal Division(s): Grey
  • Established (yr): 1869
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Stansbury SA 5582 (23.1 km, 19 mins)
Yorketown SA 5576 (16.1 km, 14 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Edithburgh SA is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.