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Established 1997 as a part of Balaklava Community Arts Inc.

~ PO Box 253 ~ Balaklava ~ South Australia ~ 5461 ~


Directions to Balaklava

Where is Balaklava, 5461 in South Australia?

Geographical coordinates: 34° 9' 0" South, 138° 25' 0" East

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A little background information about our town......

Balaklava is in the Mid-North region, on the banks of the Wakefield River. It is situated 92 kms north of Adelaide, 26 kms east of Port Wakefield, 35kms west of Auburn and 50 kms south-west of Clare.

Balaklava is a delightful historical town well worth a visit. Balaklava today is one of the main agricultural townships in this area, economically driven by wheat and sheep. Current population is 1827 (as at 2011).

The first European settlers in the area were James and Mary Dunn who opened a hotel in 1847. The town came into existence in 1849 as one of the many stopover points on the route from the Burra copper fields to Port Wakefield.

The town proper was established in 1870 by an Adelaide grain merchant, Charles Fisher. It was named after the famous Crimean War Battle of Balaklava.


Directions To Balaklava from Adelaide:

    • follow Port Wakefield Road from Gepps Cross
    • keep going north (straight ahead) on Port Wakefield Road
    • take the Mallala turn-off just 1 km further on from the Two Wells turn off
    • Go through Mallala and follow the signs to Balaklava

Alternatively from Northern Suburbs or Barossa

    • Follow Main North Road heading towards Gawler
    • From Gawler take the turn-off to Mallala
    • Go through Mallala and follow signs to Balaklava


Time required: allow a minimum of 90 mins from the GPO
(or more to take in consideration of road works and weather conditions)


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 As you approach Two Wells coming from Adelaide, below is what you will be seeing:

1st Two Wells turn off

The Mallala turn off is approximately 1 km north of the Two Wells turn off as below:

  Mallala turn off from Pt Wakefield Rd

Mallala - to Balaklava intersection


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If coming from Gawler, below is what you will be seeing:

 Mallala Intersection from Gawler direction

   As you approach Balaklava coming from Mallala, below is what you will be seeing:


As you follow Gwy Tce, you will come to the Balaklava town limits as below:

Follow Gwy Tce to get to the Town Centre & Balaklava Town Hall Eisteddfod Office
turn onto Short Tce to get to the Instrumental Solo, Duet & Trio Section
held on Saturday at the St Paul's Lutheran Church.


As you follow Gwy Tce, you will come to the Federation Wall as below:

Turn onto Wallace Street to get to the Town Centre

Federation Wall Balaklava

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If you are coming from Port Wakefield direction, this is the entrance to the township.

Pt Wakefield Rd entrance to Balaklava

Please note there is now a traffic island here since this photo was taken!



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Last updated on 16th July 2017

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