Yacka is a small town at the centre of sheep country in the mid-north of South Australia. The town lies on the Broughton River which rises in the Bundalee region to the north and which is fed by a network of streams and creeks networking one of South Australia’s largest water catchments.
The Broughton, of course, has watered regional farms for generations, but these days it attracts anglers from far and wide to fish for the trout with which it is regularly re-stocked.
Nearby Spalding, which is at the centre of the Broughton catchment, hosts Geralka Rural Farm where you can watch those gentle giants of working farm animals, Clydesdales, haul ploughs and other farm machinery.
A tour of the replica of the Wheal Sarah Mine gives you an insight into conditions and hardships experienced by early miners when copper was king in these parts.
If the lure of sea breezes and fish become too much, it is a comfortable drive to Port Broughton or Fisherman Bay.