Balaklava

Balaklava - Clare Valley - South Australia

Balaklava remains one of the regions main wheat and sheep farming districts and is nestled around the delightful Wakefield River. Located an hour north of Adelaide and 25 kilometres east of Port Wakefield the town is best known as host to the century old Balaklava Cup, this major regional horserace is held every August or September and is the largest country race in South Australia. Another major drawcard for the town is the Adelaide Plains Cup Festival, luring visitors to embrace the arts and crafts, live music, golf and clay-pigeon shooting competitions that take place on the 1st Sunday in March each year.

As if that's not enough, the charming town boasts beautiful sandstone buildings and an 18 hole championship golf course that features 6 kilometres of manicured fairway. The Balaklava Museum and the Urlwin Park Agricultural Museum displays local memorabilia, including aged household goods and agricultural machinery. Admire the works of local painters and potters at the Balaklava Courthouse Gallery. Breathe the fresh air and take an invigorating walk along the scenic riverbank.


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Burra Clare Valley
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Clare Clare Valley
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