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Balaklava

Only an hour north of Adelaide and 25 kilometres east of Port Wakefield, Balaklava is famous for its race course, home of the 100-year-old Balaklava Cup held every August or September. It's the largest country race in South Australia. Visitors also come for the 18-hole championship golf course, offering 6 kilometres of manicured fairway. The Balaklava Courthouse Gallery hosts work by local painters and potters, and Centenary Hall is one of two sites operated by Balaklava Museum and was purchased by the local branch of National Trust in 1975. Join the friendly crowds at the annual Adelaide Plains Festival held across this region, featuring music, art and craft, golf and clay-pigeon shooting. Nearby Rocks Reserve is a formation of rock carved by the waters of the River Wakefield. Enjoy the wildlife along the reserve's walking trails. Balaklava is one of the main agricultural townships in the region, with the state rail network connecting grain silos from Balaklava, Owen, Nantawarra, and Long Plains to Adelaide. Balaklava is based around the beautiful River Wakefield and offers many lovely old buildings. In 1849, Balaklava was a stopping point for bullock trains which traversed the Gulf Road from the Burra Burra copper mines to Port Wakefield. The town was surveyed in 1877 and named after the Battle of Balaklava in the Crimean War.

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