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Wadlata's "Tunnel of Time"
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Wadlata's "Tunnel of Time"


Please note this interpretive display contains visual effects and at times loud audio sounds which may affect some visitors

Deceptively small from the outside, you'll be surprised at how expansive and impressive Wadlata's "Tunnel of Time" is. Once inside you will soon realise why Wadlata is an award winning Centre. 

The first thing you will see is Max, the giant Ripper Lizard. Creep through his giant jaws to be transported back to the creation of the Flinders Ranges and Outback. Learn about fossils, the Mound Springs along the Oodnadatta Track and how Akurra, the Dreaming Serpent gouged out the Gorges to make the Flinders Ranges. You will soon understand what this land means to the people who first owned, explored and settled there.

Join the early explorers, on their brave treks; some of whom went looking for an inland sea. See how camels, ships, bikes, horses and cattle opened up this vast land. Take time out to watch and listen to the tales of the early settlers, of bullockies, wheat, drought and disasters in the three-screen theatre.

Pedal the radio and be a kid on the School of the Air or find out how the Royal Flying Doctor Service meets the needs of people in remote areas. Try your hand at Morse code or just relax and watch the epic, Back of Beyond; Tom Cruise Mail Run up the Birdsville Track. Ever wondered how station folk kept in touch... the old telephone switchboard provided a real Party Line for many stations along the tracks. In one of the newest displays, the G'Day Mate theatre you will meet the real people of the Outback. Find out why they settled out there and why they are still there today. Go underground at the Olympic Dam Mine and experience a real blast. Check out the precious metals, minerals and the beautiful opals at Coober Pedy and Andamooka. In the Spot Light theatre you will find out what happens to the delicate plants and animals during times of drought and when the rain returns.

With so much to see we understand that you may not have time to see it all in one visit so ask for a free "Pass Out" to return again within 12 months.. (Conditions apply).

Wadlata is a real surprise packet as it is also the regions award winning accredited Visitor Information Centre, so it is well advised to make this centre your first stop. Staff can assist with accommodation bookings, National Park entry & camping permits, Desert Park Passes and bookings for the Heritage Pichi Richi Railway.

The gift shop has a large selection of gifts & souvenirs and the on site Cafe, the Outback Tuckerbox makes a great espresso and delicious light meals and'll find the Quandong cheesecake and slice irresistible.

Plan to stay a while...

Activity Sheet Find a word.pdf

Activity Sheet Indoor Discovery Trail.pdf

Copies of our School Work Sheets can be emailed upon request, to enable schools to plan their visit.

Please note this interpretive display contains visual effects and at times loud audio sounds which may affect some visitors.




41 Flinders Terrace

Weekdays 9am - 4pm
Weekends & Public Holidays 10am - 3pm

Tunnel of Time
- Fee applies

From 1 - 5 hours
Free Pass Out



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