Balaklava - SA



DEG: -34.14542 138.41148
DMS: 34º 08' 43.51" S 138º 24' 41.34" E
UTM: 54 H 6218693mN 261334mE
Altitude: 69.29m


Place Type

Population - Town


88.57kms North of Adelaide - Driving 93.0 km (1 hour 12 mins)
717.23kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 818 km (8 hours 52 mins)

Address & Contact

7 Railway Terrace
Balaklava SA 5461
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Balaklava is situated on the Adelaide Plains, a region inhabited for thousands of years primarily by the Kaurna people as hunter-gatherers, and also by the nearby Peramangk people who lived in the Mt Lofty region and traded red ochre, flint and pyrites with their neighbours.In 1849, Balaklava began as a stopping point for Bullock Trains, which traversed the Gulf Road from the Burra Burra copper mines to Port Wakefield. In 1870 the first large grain stores were built by an Adelaide Grain Merchant, Charles Fisher, opening up the area to farmers. The town was surveyed in 1877 and named after the Battle of Balaklava in the Crimean War.Balaklava is one of the main agricultural townships in this area, 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.A little south east of town is The Rocks Reserve, a unique formation of rock carved naturally by the River Wakefield. Enjoy the flora and fauna throughout the reserve and its walking trails.The town is well equipped and a great place to stock up on supplies. Accommodation options include a caravan park, hotels and several bed and breakfast properties.
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Closest Weather Station

Clare at 26/02:00am CDT
Distance from Balaklava 39.59km NE
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Closest Climatic Station

Clare High School
Distance from Balaklava 39.59km NE
Mean Max. °C30.329.925.921.617.113.512.814.217.320.424.927.3
Mean Min. °C14.715.
Mean Rain mm18.323.527.332.851.365.766.164.759.150.238.537.4

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