15th - 16th - 17th September 2017
2017 sees great value accomodation packages for visitors to The Lower Lakes Stockman’s Challenge & Bush Festival. Our event offers the traditional outback camping experience at our onsite Jolly Swagman Campsite or 4 star comfort with the Strath Motel.
Strathalbyn is a north-eastern gateway to the Fleurieu Peninsula. It lies on the banks of the Angas River and is acknowledged as one of South Australia’s most attractive rural towns. The Rankine brothers from Scotland were the first to settle in the district in 1839. They and other Scottish settlers commenced building St Andrew’s Uniting Church overlooking the river in 1844. This lovely old building is now one of the state’s most photographed country churches.
Highlights in Strathalbyn include the National Trust Museum and Station Masters Gallery‚ as well as several antique shops. The Soldiers Memorial Gardens‚ located around the Angas River in the centre of town‚ are a lovely place for a picnic.
Strathalbyn around 1969
Visit Alexandrina is a great source of local information for Strathalbyn visitors. There is an abundance of attractions including wineries, antique shops, gardens, historic buildings, cafes, hotels, quirky collectibles and even an Olde Lolly Shoppe.