Strathalbyn is found less than an hour from Adelaide on the eastern side of the Adelaide Hills. Strathalbyn was originally part of the Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal tribal area.
Settled by Scottish immigrants as early as 1839, a town was built on the River Angus, and it became an important stop between Adelaide and Murray Bridge. Mining in the area brought more settlers.
The town of Strathalbyn is known for its churches, especially St Andrews, as well as its historic buildings and houses. The centre of Strathalbyn has a swimming pool - part of the Angas River and a very attractive Soldiers Memorial Garden. A Children's bridge is also a feature.
Antique shops, craft shops and bakeries attract every visitor. The locally grown wines add even more interest. A trip to a cellar door or two at Langhorne Creek makes any trip to Strathalbyn a gourmet delight.
Hosted accommodation, bed and breakfasts, hotels, a caravan park or farm stay accommodation is available.
The nearby town of Milang offers a heritage trail to follow and across on Hindmarsh Island is a very old cemetery as well as a very modern well appointed marina. Once serviced by a punt, you can now cross to Hindmarsh Island by bridge - a highly controversial structure in its time.
Strathalbyn is a great centre from which to explore many parts of the Fleurieu peninsula and the lower River Murray area.