Port Augusta, a City of 14,527 people, is home to the Wadlata Outback Centre, a major tourism attraction and an accredited Visitor Information Centre for the City, the Flinders Ranges and Outback of South Australia. This extremely popular attraction has won seven State Tourism Awards from eight nominations and services on an average, approximately 105,000 visitors per year.
A self guided tour through Wadlata's, "Tunnel of Time", is the must see and do before or after visiting the Flinders Ranges & Outback as it will give you a better understanding of how it evolved and make you want to get out there and enjoy it yourself.
You will be transported back to where the dinosaurs roamed the land, be introduced to the people who first owned, explored, settled and who live there today.
The "Tunnel of Time" is like Dr Who's Tardis....it just keeps going and going. You could walk through in 10 minutes or you may take 4 - 5 hours to explore it all..but we do offer a PASS OUT you can use the same day, next week or 12 months time (subject to a significat upgrade).
The Outback Tuckerbox makes great coffee with South Australian roasted coffee beans. The speciality tea leaves brewed in a tea pot has proven to be a real winner and the burgers are just yummy. The majority of the food including the cakes are cooked on site and we even bake the gluten free loaf bread. We now sell and use in a food lines the regional icecream brand, Golden North. Trend Drinks and Dad's Water from Balaklava add to the South Australian flavour.
In the nationally accredited Port Augusta Visitor Information Centre you can book your accommodation, a tour and the friendly tourism officers will ensure you have all of your information and maps you will need for your stay in Port Augusta, the Flinders Ranges & Outback of South Australia. We also provide information for your trip ahead including Eyre Peninsula, Western Australian and the Northern Territory, well just about everywhere.
The gift shop has a great range of Australian Made gifts, a huge range of native bush foods, maps and books and general souvenirs suitable for all age groups.
We want you to enjoy your stay in Port Augusta, the Flinders Ranges to the Outback, so it is up to us to make sure you know where to go and what to see in our very special part of the world.
We have recently completed a million dollar upgrade since opening in 1988.
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TESTIMONIALS from our visitors
"The best we've ever seen...fantastic" Horsham VIC.
"An excellent overview of Outback life..Congratulations"
"Brilliant, inspiring and great for kids" - NSW