Local Attractions

Port Augusta was once a seaport and is also known as the “Crossroads of Australia”, as this is where the main highways entering South Australia from Western Australia, Northern Territory and New South Wales meet.

The city  is located on the tranquil waterways of the Spencer Gulf, close to Flinders Ranges and approximately 322 kilometres from Adelaide, and offers plenty of history, culture and adventure.

Some of the highlights for nature lovers include exploring the National Parks, including the Flinders Ranges, Mount Remarkable and the Gawler Ranges, which all have walking trails and 4WD tracks.

Another popular itinerary item for visitors is the Port August Heritage Walk, which takes approximately 2 hours by foot and allows you to wander through the CBD and surrounds while exploring 38 historical buildings and sites, including The Great Western Bridge and The Old Barge. You can also pick up a complimentary map from the Information Centre if you would prefer to go for a Tourist Drive around the city.

For the history lovers, Wadlata Outback Centre is a definite must-see when visiting Port Augusta. This museum and visitor centre features an attraction known as the ‘Tunnel of Time’, which tells the stories of local Aboriginal and European histories through audio-visual displays and interactive exhibits.

If you are feeling more adventurous, then you will want to check out the Water Tower Lookout, a water tower originally built in 1882 which affords the best viewpoint in Port Augusta over the gulf and town centre.