Once a busy little shipping port, Balgowan is now a small fishing community and popular holiday area for families and fishers. Located just 184 kilometres from Adelaide, the town sits on 20 metre high bluffs with spectacular sea views. Balgowan remains one of Yorke Peninsula’s best locations for catching snapper and King George whiting.

The town has a small caravan park and self contained holiday homes. The Balgowan Kiosk on the clifftop has most general supplies including fuel and gas, and the town has good boat ramp facilities.

Quick Facts

Balgowan is a small South Australian Rural Location within the local government area of Yorke Peninsula, it is located approximately 121kms from the capital Adelaide covering an area of 84.1 square kilometres. Balgowan has a recorded population of 71 residents and is within the Australian Central Daylight Time zone Australia/Adelaide.

If you are planning a visit to Balgowan we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Balgowan and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.

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