A two-hour drive north of Adelaide, the rural town of Spalding is at the centre of the largest water catchment area in South Australia.
A network of streams, creeks and rivers meet four kilometres south of the town to form the Broughton River which was mapped and named in 1839 by explorer Edward John Eyre. And not only does the river system help sustain productive grain farms and sheep and beef cattle runs, but the Broughton attracts anglers from far and wide to challenge its wily trout.
Visitors get an insight into the lives and times of the pioneer settlers at Geralka Rural Farm where teams of Clydesdales haul original ploughs and rippers. And a tour of the Wheal Sarah copper mine introduces visitors to the hardships and trials faced by early miners.
Opened in 1877, the Spalding Hotel was run by members of the Fahey family for more than 65 years before being leased by the local community.
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Spalding: Where To Go / Sightseeing
Yacka Golf Club
Situated two hours drive north of Adelaide alongside the River Broughton, Yacka is a picturesque nine-hole course with scrapes, Par 70 with an Australian course rating of 66 and is 5,537 metres long. Yacka is one of the few clubs outside of the metropolitan area that have artificial Supertee blocks installed. The course is immaculately kept although only playable in the months of April through to September.
The clubhouse has recently been extended and the bar facilities prove popular. Men's competition is conducted on Saturdays and Ladies on Wednesday. The club hosts an annual Mens Open Day on the first Sunday in July, along with several novelty days and events throughout the season. Mixed social competitions, followed by barbecue teas are often held. Junior coaching and competition is conducted monthly.
Please enquire direct for green fees.
Yacka, SA, 5470
Located 17.0K from Spalding