Australia is a beautiful country with many places to explore in your own backyard.
Published July 10th 2022
A beautiful town characterised by parklands
The parklands with picnic tables along the river
Strathalbyn, located approximately 55km southeast of Adelaide, makes its claim as being the most beautiful town in South Australia and one of the prettiest towns in the country. It is a classified Heritage town. The early settlers, who came from Scotland, decided to construct the town around a "large square" with the River Angas running through it. The "square" later became known as the Soldiers' Memorial Gardens.
The Children's bridge
With beautiful lush green lawns, the park has picnic areas with many tables and chairs along the banks of the river. A special feature in the park is the Children's Bridge across the river. The bridge, which was constructed in 1919, was given by William Richardson in memory of his wife, Margaret. It was re-opened in 1978.
The Lion's Park
Bbq area in Lion's park
Next to the swimming pool in the Soldiers' Memorial Gardens is the town's Lions Park. This park also has many picnic tables and chairs along the river. There is a playground and huge under-cover BBQ areas.
The Angas River
The Angas River Nature Walking Trail
There are walking trails along the river called the Angas River Nature Walk, where you will see some local flora and fauna such as native water rats and swamp hens.
Both parks have accessible toilet facilities.
Mural in park
Strathalbyn town centre
Surrounding the parks are historic buildings that give the town a unique and quaint look. Only about an hour's drive from Adelaide, a day trip to Strathalbyn will not disappoint.