Adelaide Plains and surrounds

Balaklava

Balaklava is home of the Balaklava Cup, held around August/September each year. It’s the largest of South Australia’s country race meetings. Play an 18 hole championship golf course. There are folk museums and art galleries nearby.

Port Wakefield

The town is located neatly between the Clare Valley and Yorke Peninsula. Enjoy great fishing and crabbing, interesting local heritage sites and mangroves.

Snowtown

Snowtown provides essential services for the busy farming district and is home to artists Marek and Anna Herburt, who have a small gallery.

Dublin, Middle Beach and Port Gawler

Dublin is the gateway to the “crabbing coast”. On the Middle Beach Samphire Discovery Trail, you can view mangrove forests, samphire (a type of coastal plant) flats and seagrass meadows. Just before crossing the Gawler River, you can visit one of South Australia’s pioneering sites, Port Gawler.

Mallala

Mallala is well known as a venue for many national and international motor sport events. Events are held at the racetrack, which was built on the site of a Second World War air force base. The local historical museum (located on the intersection) is housed in the former flourmill. It’s a first-class example of a South Australian country museum. A short distance from Mallala on the banks of the Light River is the picturesque Rockies Reserve.

Two Wells

Two Wells was named after two Aboriginal wells. You can follow the Pudnarla Food, Craft and Medicine Trail, which is dotted with statues of the Kaurna people. A heritage walk through town takes you on a circuit of early buildings dating back to the 1860s. The town has restaurants, hotels, a motel and snack bars. Internet services and tourist information (including heritage trail guides) are available at the Two Wells CABRI Centre.

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