Wakefield Regional Council

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Top 10 things to See & do

Not sure what Wakefield has to offer, read our top 10 list to help you decision process be made a little easier

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Our Townships

Our Council is made up of several small townships withn the district, each offering something unique.

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Where to Stay

We offer a range of Caravan & Camping options throughout our district.

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Tourist Information

Wakefield Regional Council is nestled neatly between the Clare Valley tourism region and the Yorke Peninsula tourism region. Wakefield is the gateway to most of SA's premier tourism regions, including the Flinders Ranges, the Copper Coast, the Outback and of course the Yorke Peninsula and Clare Valley.

Find out more about what to see and do and where to stay on the Yorke Peninsula or browse the Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide PDF flipbook.   

Explore one of Australia's oldest wine regions,  Clare Valley . Discover heritage towns, trails, boutique wineries, museums, galleries and beautiful scenery. 

Discover our Art

Visit Ian Roberts' wonderful Medika Gallery on the Clare Valley Art Trail before popping in to see the latest exhibition at the historic Balaklava Courthouse Gallery.

Visit Lake Bumbunga - South Australia's famous pink lake

Lake Bumbunga(408 kb) sits alongside the quaint township of Lochiel, 130kms north of Adelaide, straddling the Clare Valley and Yorke Peninsula tourist regions. 

Feast your eyes on bubble gum shores, then sip your way through the heart of Australian riesling country on a three-day road trip through the Clare Valley.


Port Wakefield Old Courthouse/Police station museum

Heritage Courthouse Musuem, opening times 1st Sunday of each month 2pm-4pm  or by appointment  (phone 0428 671 096/0409 286 177).


Events in Wakefield

Balaklava Cup

Balaklava has become famous for its racecourse, hosting the biggest country race meet in South Australia.

Balaklava Racing Club, founded in 1903, boasts the longest straight in SA and is situated less than one hour from Adelaide, holding 13 race meets throughout the year with the highlight being the Balaklava Cup, also known as the biggest party in South Australia, unrivalled for atmosphere. The Cup, usually held on the first Wednesday in September, caters for a wide array of guests with not only racing but Fashions on the Field, fine food, drinks, and entertainment.

Balaklava Cup has earned its place on the winners circle as the premier country race meet on the state's racing calendar!

Balaklava Eisteddfod

Established in 1997, the highly regarded Balaklava Eisteddfod always draws a big crowd to enjoy a wide variety of very talented musicians. Sir Robert Helpman from Mount Gambier, Keith Michell from Port Pirie, June Bronhill from Broken Hill and numerous others all trace the beginnings of their illustrious careers to local competitions.

Dates for the 23rd Balaklava Eisteddfod are:

  • Friday, 2 August 2019
  • Saturday, 3 August 2019
  • Sunday, 4 August 2019 - Finale Concert