Sites & Selected Cabins
In and around Port Augusta Holiday & Caravan Park
Distance from park: 1.9km
Pull out your green thumb and enjoy the Australian Arid Lands Botanical Garden, a must-see on your trip to Port Augusta. It is the only botanic garden in the world that showcases the flora from the southern arid zone of Australia. Enjoy the picturesque walking trails or learn how to create a water-wise garden when you get home. Entry is free and guided walks are available. In the Visitor Centre you can also find a licensed café and gift shop.
Distance from park: 3.9km
Looking for a cheap, guided tour that allows you to experience the wonder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)? The RFDS offers 30-minute tours, with entry by gold coin donation. See aircraft and crews at work inside the Port Augusta Base, which provides a ‘mantle of safety’ to 840,000 square kilometres of outback South Australia. (Tours Mon-Fri, 10:00am & 2:00pm)
Distance from park: 41.6km
As far as museums go, there are few more fascinating than Pichi Pichi Railways, a moving museum, which operates on restored steam and heritage diesel engines on the oldest remaining section of the old Ghan railway between Quorn and Port Augusta and is operated, maintained and managed by volunteer members. Take a full day return adventure from Port Augusta Big4 Holiday Park, which takes you through the beautiful Flinders Ranges.
Join Destination Town on a 90 minute walk around the streets of Port Augusta and let your local guide bring the town to life.
Learn about our rich Aboriginal heritage and the harsh realities of colonial expansion. Hear tales of human ambition, passion, boom and bust.
Experience out nation building maritime and railway history and discovery how today we are transforming our coal power generating past into a renewable energy future that is set to make Port Augusta the renewable energy capital of the world.
WHEN: 9:30am - Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
COST: Adults $25, Adolescent $20, 12 yrs and under FREE.
START: Wadlata Outback Visitor Information Centre (41 Flinders Tce, Port Augusta).
BRING: Walking shoes, sun protection and a bottle of water.
ACCESSIBILITY: An easy walk that is fully wheelchair and pram accessible.
Distance from park: 2.1km
Wadlata’s “Tunnel of Time” is located at the Information Centre. Walk a while with the Aboriginal people who have lived here for 40,000 years and still live in the land created by their spirit ancestors. Listen to their stories and be moved by their deep relationship to the land that sustains them as part of this State Award Winning attraction. The Tunnel is expansive, interactive and impressive transporting you back to the creation of the Flinders Ranges, learning about fossils, Aboriginal dreaming stories, the Oodnatta track, early explorers, School of the Air, Royal Flying Doctors Service and experience opal fever.
Distance from park: 2.4km
This museum boasts the largest display of war memorabilia of its type in regional SA. From the Boer War through both World Wars and to Australia's most recent conflicts. the museum showcases photos, memorabilia and aretecfacts donated or on permanent loan from Port Augusta families. Expierence the Leopard Tank and M2A2 105mm Howitzer up close which was built in 1978 and was used by the Australian Army but never fired a shot.