Things to See and Do

Near Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia

Port Augusta is known as the crossroads of Australia - where roads from Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges, Alice Springs, Perth and Whyalla all intersect. This friendly city sits at the head of Spencer Gulf and is an excellent holiday destination with a number of world class attractions, a wide range of water activities, a relaxing foreshore including playground and barbecue areas, and extensive shopping facilities.

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Distance is calculated point-to-point. If landmarks, waterways or rivers are nearby, the distance may be further by road.

Local Highlights

Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens
Occupying over 200 hectares with 12km of walk trails offering superb views of the Flinders Ranges and showcasing a range of arid zone flora in an amazing environment.

Royal Flying Doctor Service Base
Tours of the new base at Port Augusta Airport . Open Monday - Friday 10:00 -15:00 .

Matthew Flinders/Redcliff Lookout
Excellent views of the Flinders Ranges and the top of the Gulf.

The Great Western Bridge
The old Great Western Bridge was built in 1927 and was replaced by the current bridge in 1972.

Heritage Walk
Collect a guide map from the Wadlata Visitor centre and take a walking tour around historic buildings and sites in Port Augusta. Tour takes 2 hours to complete.

Flinders Range Water Cruises
Take an amazing eco-cruise through Spencer's Gulf at the junction of the Flinders Ranges. Experience the playfulness of the resident bottlenose dolphins. During late August, sightings of humpback whales are not uncommon.

Port Augusta Golf Course
Home of the Port Augusta Classic - held in the first week of August each year. Situated on Hamilton Road Port Augusta West and accessible from the Stuart & Eyre Highways.

Pichi Richi Railway
Pichi Richi Railway is an operating museum. Departs from Port Augusta and Quorn. The railway is run and operated by a group of dedicated volunteers.

Port Augusta Outdoor Adventure Centre
The Aquatic Centre welcomes you to learn the following - $20 per session - Monday - Windsurfing / Tuesday - Sailing / Wednesday - Kayaking / Thursday - Canoeing.

Local Events

Outback Surfboat Carnival
from 07 November, 2008 to 07 November, 2008
Surfboat competitions in Spencer Gulf. Adelaide teams competing against locals. Fun events for the whole family on the newly developed foreshore.

Jacobs Creek Golf Classic
from 02 August, 2009 to 09 August, 2009
The biggest country golf event in South Australia attracts amateurs from across the state with more than $10.000 up for grabs. Clubhouse activities and special events throughout the week.

Port Augusta Race Week
from 04 July, 2009 to 04 July, 2009
A great day with fashion, food and wine, tents and marquees, at the foot of the Majestic Flinders Ranges. Port Augusta Cup Day has a reputation as one of the best country cups in South Australia.

Jimmy Barnes in Concert
from 14 November, 2008 to 14 November, 2008
Bring your deck chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy a night of outstanding entertainment. Location: Central Oval. Port Augusta.

Top of the Gulf Country Music Festival
from 24 April, 2009 to 24 April, 2009
Come and enjoy local and Australian artists performing Country Music. Performers competing for music awards. Three fun-filled days of entertainment.

Wharfest Port Augusta
from 31 July, 2009 to 31 July, 2009
Fun-Filled day on newly developed foreshore. Side show alley, local produce, food and wine. Speed boat racing on Spencer Gulf. Camel rides along the foreshore. Scenic helicopter rides over Port Augusta.Fantastic fireworks display to finish a great days fun.

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